PLAY SPACE INITIATIVES & PROGRAMS
ENGRAINING, ENACTING, AND SUPPORTING SELF-DIRECTED PLAY WITHIN OTHERS AND OURSELVES
Some of our most important work is educating and guiding other organizations, agencies, educators, and groups to create their own self-directed play space or program.
Each initiative and program is created uniquely for each client and their needs and interests.
Below are four examples of our varying client programs and initiatives.
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PLAY SPACE INITIATIVE & PROGRAM EXAMPLES
The Home School Enrichment program began in Fall 2017 in partnership with the Wilderness Enrichment Cooperative. The purpose of the program is to offer access to nature, self-directed
learning and adventure play to area homeschool families.
Meeting in the afternoons at Eureka Villa, learners base their curricular focuses on their own interests and curiosities either derived from the adventure playground or other areas of their world.
Please click through for more information on the program and how to join in on the fun!
in January 2017 we embarked on one of our largest pop-up adventure play events and also the first exclusively for adults!
Over 250 educators and educational administrators gathered for a series of scaffolded team building exercises. Players worked on noise maker creation, building a fort which the entire team could inhabit, and lots of reflection on individual roles within the team.
We also worked with Jan Kirsch, Director of Professional Development at Inner-City Arts to help direct and implement the professional development activities.
A truly one of a kind event where playworkers and play advocates representing 8 countries converged at Eureka Villa to deeply explore playworking with some of the most prominent minds in the field.
50 out of the 100 attendees camped on site. The event included a public screening, a pop-up adventure playground, tons of demonstrations, round tables, panels, and a Key Note talk from Fraser Brown, Professor of Playwork at Leeds Beckett University and a Core Member of the Institute for Health and Wellbeing.
SCVi LOOSE PARTS RECESS
The Loose Parts Recess Initiative with Santa Clarita Valley International Charter School was a 2 month long initiative where we held presentations and workshops to orient the staff and educators on the concepts of play working and adventure play while launching a series of recesses where learners could access a plethora of materials to play with as open-ended as they wanted.
Andy Hinchcliffe of Pop-up Adventure Play was our play worker in residence at the time and he was pivotal to this iniative.