American Society of Landscape Architects – News of Education – NAPS-TV

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PLANTS THAT DIGEST TOXIC WASTE, PARKS BUILT FROM OLD BUILDING MATERIALS, TREES THAT LOWER UTILITY BILLS AND MUCH MORE CAN BE SEEN ON ONE WEBSITE.

IT’S ALL PART OF A FUN NEW WAY TEACHERS CAN SHOW STUDENTS FACTS ABOUT SCIENCE, THE ENVIRONMENT AND COMMUNITY PLANNING.
THE SITE FEATURES SEVEN ANIMATIONS TO VIEW AT HOME OR IN THE CLASSROOM;
CLASSROOM ACTIVITIES, VIDEOS, GAMES AND LESSON PLANS FOR GRADES KINDERGARTEN THROUGH TWELVE.

IN ADDITION, THERE ARE TWENTY CASE STUDIES OF SUSTAINABLE PROJECTS OF ALL SIZES, INCLUDING MASTER PLANS, UNIVERSITY CAMPUSES, URBAN FARMS, GREEN ROOFS AND BACKYARDS. EACH CASE STUDY LISTS THE PROJECT’S
ENVIRONMENTAL BENEFITS AND INCLUDES A SLIDESHOW WITH IMAGES AND DESCRIPTIONS, PROJECT FACTS AND A DOWNLOADABLE ONE-PAGE DESCRIPTION.

THE SITE IS FREE TO USE AND WAS CREATED BY THE AMERICAN SOCIETY OF LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTS, THE NATIONAL PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATION FOR LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTS, TO HELP STUDENTS AND TEACHERS UNDERSTAND COMPLEX ENVIRONMENTAL SYSTEMS. YOU CAN SEE IT AT ASLA.ORG/ANIMATIONS.

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