I love this little patch in between holidays, when the nights are long and the world seems quiet. Freezing rain encased everything in a thick clear candy shell, and gave the thick powder snow a crust like creme brûlée.
It’s a good time for reflecting and planning, and if you can do that while eating mashed potato all the better! In the next year, I won’t be taking any long-term residencies because it’s time for me to live in Vermont instead. However, I couldn’t give up traveling completely!
What’s your plan for summer staff training?
As Pop-Ups, we’ve done keynotes and workshops with educators, parks staff, librarians and community center volunteers. I’m now taking expressions of interest for two mini-tours which you could be a part of. Are you in:
MA or CT (late March/early April)
OH, IN, IL or Upstate NY (late April/May)
Workshops, film screenings, play audits and public events – there are so many ways to welcome more play in your setting and community!
Sessions are always bespoke, and common themes include:
– Incorporating opportunities for risk incrementally
– The history and future of adventure playgrounds
– Working with parents and the public
Whatever your plans, I hope that you have a marvelous year to come, and that you tell me all about it.