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Beyond the Classroom Walls

The Importance of Activating Outdoor Spaces on College Campuses

Today, the desire has never been greater to create new outdoor spaces on campus that comfortably bring learning outside, offer an inspiring sense of place, and reflect the unique identities of their institutions. Beyond the Classroom Walls: The Importance of Activating Outdoor Spaces on College Campuses focuses on utilizing biophilic design to enhance higher education experiences. As the desire to better incorporate outdoor space in systems of education continues to increase, this webinar shares interesting, innovative and evidence-based ways to connect students with nature to bolster health, well-being and performance. 

  • Tom Flynn, RLA, Landscape Architect, Penn State University
  • Roberto Rovira, PLA, ASLA, Professor & Chair FIU Landscape Architecture + Environmental Design, Florida International University, and Principal, Studio Robert Rovira
  • Byron Sampson, University Landscape Architect & Associate Director, Arizona State University
  • Moderated by Aan Garrett-Coleman, ASLA, LEED, AP, President & Founder, Coleman & Associates