October 27, 2021
Reimagining Outdoor Play and Learning: A Canadian School Ground Story
This session was presented as part of Future Cities Canada: The Summit
Mariana Brussoni, Associate Professor, University of British Columbia | Cam Collyer, Senior Advisor, Evergreen
Schoolgrounds are cornerstone public spaces in Canada. Their potential to enhance learning, promote physical and mental health, and address local impacts of climate change are vastly under realized. The session begins with insights from renowned German landscape architect Birgit Teichmann, who designed the new, nature-rich schoolground in Milton, Ontario as part of Evergreen’s Climate-Ready School project in partnership with the Halton District School Board. A live virtual conversation follows with Cam Collyer, Evergreen Senior Advisor, and Dr. Mariana ...