Natural Playgrounds & Navigating Risks
Hoose Elementary School in Bloomington-Normal, Illinois has a new playground coming to it. However, there won't be the typical swings and monkey bars — instead there will be boulders, streams and rocks that encourage kids to navigate risks. The 21st spoke with the international team of designers behind it.
Tim Gill, Scholar and advocate for child-friendly design
Adam Bienenstock, Founder of a Natural Playground Company
Charlie Jobson, Former Hoose Elementary student, donor of the playground funds
Prepared for web by Zainab Qureshi
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