By Rusty Keeler on September 12, 2012
Here it is! One of our new Earthplay Water Features: the WATER TOWER! For the past year I’ve been working to create simple, durable water play items that people can add to their natural playscapes. I have a friend with a large stand of Black Locust trees which are perfect for children’s play areas: beefy, ...read more
Posted in adventure play, natural play spaces, playground design, playscape design, Rusty's blog, water play | Tagged black locust, childcare center, early childhood, natural playground, natural playscapes, outside, rusty keeler, sand play, water play, water pump, water sculpture | 2 Responses
By Rusty Keeler on August 6, 2012
Here we are: another volunteer community “Swarm Build” — this one at the East Tennessee State University Child Study Center in Johnson City, TN. Fun! We timed it to fit in with the ETSU Early Childhood conference and offered conference-goers a chance to step away from the air-conditioned conference center, put on work clothes, roll ...read more
Posted in community built, connecting children to nature, design projects, natural play spaces, playground design, playscape design, playscape workshops, Rusty's blog, sample project, Uncategorized | Tagged build, childcare center, community, design, early childhood, ETSU, natural playground, natural playscapes, rusty keeler, swarm build, water play, water pump, water sculpture | 2 Responses
By Rusty Keeler on December 9, 2010
Water water everywhere but not a drop to play with? Nonsense! We all know that children love water. It splishes, it splashes, and it’s always changing and reacting to children’s experiments.