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august 20th 4pm

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You will receive the Zoom link – August 20 – 4-6pm EST

Fresh air, open space, blue sky and sun: more great reasons to spend time with children outside in our current situation. Let’s let nature guide us to create healing outdoor classrooms, natural playscapes, and “all outside days”. Together we can find practical solutions to make our outdoor spaces more playful, engaging, grounding and safe. It’s more than spritzing off play equipment – it’s finding new ways to say “yes” to play and learning in the great outdoors. 


  • Think “Outside the Classroom”!
  • Learn practical solutions to stay healthy and support playful learning
  • Learn to “take it outside” and create outdoor classrooms, art areas, loose parts play spots, mud kitchens, gardens and more on any budget!
  • Learn to support more risky play
  • Learn from “What Would Rusty Say About My Yard?” discussing pictures and dreams of real life centers looking to make changes to their outdoor environments!

Blew my mind…with all the possibilities

NYAEYC webinar participant

Loved all the photos! The ideas are so important especially now in this time of COVID and essential outdoor play!

NYAEYC webinar participant

I loved that he had pictures shared by participants of their outdoor spaces, and discussed their wishes for the spaces, and strategies!

NYAEYC webinar participant

“Rusty has an innate ability to draw you in the moment he starts talking.  His calm and collected demeanor coupled with his deep knowledge base in risky play create a dynamic atmosphere in his presentations.  Participants could be overheard discussing the nostalgia of their own early childhood play, how it has shifted, and how they would like to bring it back once again.”

Aimee Pryba

NY Association for the Education of Young Children

“Inspiring! Just What We Needed!
Ohio AEYC was thrilled to have Rusty Keeler provide a presentation for our first-ever virtual conference. Attendees were challenged to think creatively to “find their YES” regarding how they can allow risk, while removing hazards. Rusty conveyed respect for early childhood professionals by empowering them to create a culture of play—especially outdoor play—in their programs.” 

Kimberly Tice

Executive Director, Ohio Association for the Education of Young Children