Why Natural Playgrounds?

Why Natural Playgrounds?



What are natural playgrounds and why is contact with nature so important for children? Adam Bienenstock delivers an informative and irreverent keynote exploring the reasons for this new phenomenon in play. He will highlight how play has changed over time, why it is important to connect children to nature, and examples of natural playgrounds that engage children on a whole other level. Fortified with peer-reviewed research and real life examples from his own projects, Adam Bienenstock makes a compelling and entertaining case for why nature play is essential for child development, happiness and learning.




Adam Bienenstock

Founder & Principal Designer


Learning Outcomes

  1. Understanding the importance of connecting children with nature and how to use nature rich environments to provide a place of mastery for every child.
  2. Learning more about the developmental and health benefits of a nature play.
  3. Identifying opportunities for unstructured, child led, and sensory rich play for your kids.
  4. Acquiring the tools to initiate nature-based projects and curriculum at your facility.