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Asphalt to Ecosystems: Design Ideas for Schoolyard Transformation

3.80  ·  Rating details ·  15 ratings  ·  3 reviews
Asphalt to Ecosystems is a compelling color guidebook for designing and building natural schoolyard environments that enhance childhood learning and play experiences while providing connection with the natural world. Intended for parents, teachers, school administrators, designers, environmentalists, and community volunteers, this book is a fantastic resource that will ins ...more
Paperback, 288 pages
Published November 2nd 2010 by New Village Press (first published 2010)
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Hannah
Oct 23, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Asphalt to Ecosystems does an incredible service by providing the tools and planning procedures necessary to spark environmental and educational change within the school systems. By laying out all the reasons schools and parents should come together as a community to build an ecosystem for their children, and acting as a manual for success, this book acts as a guide for social change for present and future generations.

Many useful and inspiring examples are provided, and Sharon Danks proves her
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Danks is an authority on the subject of schoolyards, which becomes apparent in her brief biography in the preface. She has visited over 200 schools in eight countries. Readers benefit from her extensive travels as this book catalogs a number of ideas for the ecological schoolyard from Japan to the UK to California. The images are inspiring and the prose is organized. Although a useful reference for designers, the intended audience is broader than landscape architects. Accordingly, certain techni ...more
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