“Every kid at every grade level in every subject area can do the majority of their learning outside.”
Sharon Danks has been working for more than 20 years to get school kids outdoors. As a trained landscape architect and urban planner, she says too many schools across the country ignore the educational and health benefits offered by the outdoor spaces of their campuses. This is something she’s been trying to change through her nonprofit Green Schoolyards America, based in Berkeley, California, and something that’s become an international topic of concern since the coronavirus pandemic caused the mass closure of schools.
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