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ILASLA Webinar: Sustainability: Contribute to Lower Carbon Emissions when Building Outdoor Playgrounds

March 16 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Date:                 March 16, 2023
Time:                12-1pm CS
Cost:                 ILASLA Members & Students: Free  |  Non-Members: $10
Credit:              1 LA CES
Speakers:         Dr. Suzanne Flannery Quinn, PhD, Kompan

In this session, participants will learn about new materials suitable for designing outdoor play solutions. The session covers topics related to the motivation for landscape architects and equipment manufacturers to lower carbon emissions as a sustainability strategy aligned with the UN Sustainable Development Goals. We will discuss how CO2 footprints are documented and verified, and how the properties of the new materials are suitable for outdoor play designs that are based on play value that will attract and retain children and their families.



Dr. Suzanne Flannery Quinn, PhD / KOMPAN Play Institute Manager

Dr. Suzanne Flannery Quinn, PhD, Syracuse University, USA, an expert in early childhood research, and brings years of expertise in early childhood education and research on pedagogic principles to KOMPAN Play Institute.

Suzanne spent nearly a decade as a Senior Lecturer of Early Childhood Studies at the University of Roehampton, London (UK), where she was also Programme Covener of the MA degree and research member at the Early Childhood Research Centre.

Over the years, Suzanne has conducted international research on a range of issues related to young children, their families, and teachers who work with children and families. She holds expertise in Froebelian pedagogic principles, particularly those related to play, materials, activities, and environments. She is also one of the editors of the 2018 Routledge Handbook of International Perspectives on Early Childhood Education, along with authoring and contributing to numerous research publications, presentations, and scholarly articles.

Dr. Quinn holds Doctor of Philosophy, Master of Arts, Bachelor of Science, Child and Family Studies, Syracuse University and is a Fellow, Higher Education Academy (UK).





March 16
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm


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