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Day One: Tuesday, February 23, 2021
11:00 am – 2:30 pm CST (incl. two 15-min. breaks)

Day Two: Wednesday, February 24, 2021
11:00 am – 2:30 pm CST (incl. two 15-min. breaks)


Current Issues in Schoolyard Landscape Architecture           Day One
Tuesday, February 23, 2021 | 11:00 am – 2:30 pm CST (incl. two 15-min. breaks)

Role of the Landscape Architect as an Advocate
for Promoting Healthy Living through Design
Brief review of ways that landscape architects promote health through design
Making connections in the age of COVID: Small-scale design implementation
with large-scale impacts
Regenerative design and resiliency

Why Schoolyards are a Great Place to Start
School districts own more land than any other industry in most major cities
COVID impacts: Learning can thrive even with limited building occupancy
Triple bottom line: economics, social, and environmental benefits
beyond the schoolyard
Opportunities for systemic cultural and behavioral change benefiting the planet
Exposure to the landscape architecture profession at a young age

Benefits of Nature and Green Infrastructure on Schoolyards
Educational, lifelong learning opportunities
Better test scores result from hands-on, place-based learning
Promoting stewardship across generations
Habitat and patches: benefits for wildlife
Mental health and well-being (ADHD/ADD, stress relief, restorative settings, etc)
Positive socialization and inclusion
Community involvement increases

How to Plan and Design with Youth, Teachers, Facility Managers, Parents, &
Community to Create Sustainable, Educational and Fun Schoolyards
Benefits of working with the community
Meaningful community engagement in the virtual realm



Current Issues in Schoolyard Landscape Architecture           Day Two
Wednesday, February 24, 2021 | 11:00 am – 2:30 pm CST (incl. two 15-min. breaks)

How to Plan and Design with Youth, Teachers, Facility Managers, Parents, &
Community to Create Sustainable, Educational and Fun Schoolyards
Advocating for youth preferences, teaching outcomes and sustainable design
Promoting culture change and on-going, hands-on
learning opportunities through design
Case studies highlighting various research methods and
community planning techniques and tools

How to Build a Successful Schoolyard: Phasing & Funding Strategies and
Asset Management
Phasing and implementation strategies
Funding resources and leveraging tactics to get things built
Managing built works for long-term success
Protect your assets

What is the Future of Landscape Architecture, Green Schoolyards and Designing for Health?
Landscape architects as advocates for healthy living
In the Age of COVID, green schoolyards make perfect sense
Property values increase with green infrastructure



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Professional Engineers
6.0 PDHs

6.0 HSW CE Hours

AIA  (AIA credits only available for attending live Webinar)
6.0 LU|HSW

Landscape Architects
6.0 HSW CE Hours

LA CES  (LA CES credits only available for attending live Webinar)
6.0 HSW PDHs

NC Landscape Architects
6.0 CE Hours


Continuing Education Credit Information

This webinar offers 6.0 PDHs to professional engineers
and 6.0 HSW continuing education hours to architects in
all states. It offers 6.0 HSW continuing education hours
to landscape architects in most states. Course approval
is applied for and pending for North Carolina landscape
architects. HalfMoon Education is not seeking landscape
architect approval in Florida and New Jersey.

HalfMoon Education is an approved continuing education
sponsor for engineers in Florida (Provider No. 0004647),
Indiana (License No. CE21700059), Maryland, New Jersey
(Approval No. 24GP00000700), North Carolina (S-0130), and
North Dakota. HalfMoon Education is deemed an approved
continuing education sponsor for New York engineers,
architects, and landscape architects via its registration with
the American Institute of Architects Continuing Education
System (Regulations of the Commissioner §68.14(i)(2), §69.6(i)
(2), and §79-1.5(i)(2)).

The Landscape Architecture Continuing Education System
has approved this course for 6.0 HSW PDHs. Only full
participation is reportable to the LA CES.

The North Carolina Board of Landscape Architects has
approved this course for 6.0 hours of continuing education.

Completion certificates will be awarded to participants
who complete this event, respond to prompts, and earn a
passing score (80%) on the quiz that follows the presentation
(multiple attempts allowed).



Joy Kuebler

Joy Kuebler Landscape Architect, PC (JKLA) in North Tonawanda, New York
Ms. Kuebler is a graduate of Cornell University’s Landscape Architecture program and has focused her work on the human experience in the landscape, integrating the outdoors and architecture to create unique and inspiring environments. She formed Joy Kuebler Landscape Architect, PC, (JKLA) in 2003 to have a positive impact on the quality of life for people through sensitive and responsible design. JKLA is an award-winning, industry leader in green infrastructure and stormwater management design. In 2010 Ms. Kuebler teamed with Landscape Structures, Inc, to participate in the pilot program for the Sustainable Sites Initiative (SITES); a land based sustainable practice rating system, documenting a sustainable learning garden at Buffalo Public School #81. She has been the keynote speaker for the Erie County Stormwater Coalition’s bi-annual meeting as well as a presenter for the National Recreation and Parks Association’s annual meeting discussing green infrastructure and playgrounds. She also plays a vital role in her community and profession serving as the New York Upstate Chapter president of the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) from 2013-2015, as well as serving on the WNY 2014 Conference Program Committee for the Congress for New Urbanism. Ms. Kuebler is a previous member of the Botanical Gardens Board of Directors, a Buffalo Green Code advisor for various working groups and a member of The Women’s Group of Buffalo.

Bambi Yost

Associate Professor in the Landscape Architecture Department at Iowa State University
Professor Yost teaches graduate and undergraduate collaborative and interdisciplinary studios; a social and behavioral landscapes seminar (environmental psychology); an advanced graphics and representation course; portfolio design; graduate-level introduction to research methods for landscape architects; Design Core Studio for 1st year students in our College of Design; an optional upper-level studio titled, “Poetry of Place, Earthworks, & Revelations,” and a capstone community-based studio focused on stormwater, green infrastructure & schoolyard design called “Mount Airy Schoolyards” in northwest Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Professor Yost received her two master degrees in Landscape Architecture and Urban & Regional Planning from the University of Colorado Denver and a bachelors of arts degree in General Arts & Sciences from Pennsylvania State University. In addition, she is currently completing her PhD degree (ABD status) on Denver Public School Learning Landscapes schoolyards. Prior to pursuing her graduate degrees, Professor Yost was a program manager and environmental educator for five years for the Chesapeake Bay Foundation in Virginia where she designed and led watershed and wetlands programs.

AIA Info

AIA Provider Statement:

HalfMoon Education Inc. is a registered provider of AIA-approved continuing education under Provider Number J885. All registered AIA/CES Providers must comply with the AIA Standards for Continuing Education Programs. Any questions or concerns about this provider of learning program may be sent to AIA/CES ( or (800) AIA 3837, Option 3).

This learning program is registered with AIA/CES for continuing professional education. As such, it does not include content that may be deemed or construed to be an approval or endorsement by the AIA of any material of construction or any method or manner of handling, using, distributing, or dealing in any material or product.

AIA continuing education credit has been reviewed and approved by AIA/CES. Learners must complete the entire learning program to receive continuing education credit. AIA continuing education Learning Units earned upon completion of this course will be reported to AIA/CES for AIA members. Certificates of Completion for both AIA members and non-AIA members are available upon request.

Course Title: Current Issues in Schoolyard Landscape Architecture

Delivery Method: Live Online

Course Description: This course examines the ways landscape architecture can promote healthy living through design, how schoolyards offer economic, social, evironmental benefits, the benefits of nature and green infrastrucrture on schoolyards, how to plan, design and fund sustainable, educational, healthy, and fun schoolyards, and how green schoolyards can be built.

Learning Objectives:

Learning Objective 1:
Learners will be able to identify all the ways that green infrastructure, like schoolyard landscapes, is able to improve health through design.

Learning Objective 2:
Learners will be able to describe the economic, social and environmental benefits of creating green schoolyard infrastructure.

Learning Objective 3:
Learners will be able to discuss the relationship between green infrastructure and physical and mental health and wellbeing.

Learning Objective 4:
Plan and design schoolyard spaces with youth, teachers, facility managers, parents and community in mind.

Learning Objective 5:
Discuss strategies for funding, constructing and maintaining successful schoolyards that improve quality of life for students, teachers, parents, and the community.

LUs: 6.0                                                                                          LU Type: LU|HSWs.

Prerequisites: Experience with landscape architecture

Advance Preparation: None

Program Level: Intermediate

Course Expiration Date: 01/04/2024

Complaint Resolution Policy:

Complaints regarding this course can be emailed to or by calling (715) 835-5900. A HalfMoon Education representative will respond within 72 hours to resolve the complaint, which will include, but not limited to, access to another CE activity at no or reduced cost or a full or partial refund. Each instance will be resolved on a case-by-case situation.

USB/Manual Price: $299.00

Currently, our self-study products DO NOT qualify for AIA, ASLA, LACES or CLARB credit.

HalfMoon will mail you these materials via USPS. Please allow 2 weeks from the date of purchase to receive your product. If the live seminar is in the future, please allow 5 weeks from the date of the live seminar.

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The Mp3 audio recording contains embedded number codes, which you are required to document and return to HalfMoon if you wish to obtain a certificate of completion for the program. The acceptance of self-administered continuing education activities varies widely between states and professions. Before undertaking any self-study effort, you should review the rules of your licensing/certifying entity.

HalfMoon Education guarantees its products. The self-study products are recorded from a live seminar and there are circumstances where an audio recording is not available. HalfMoon will contact you and issue a full refund if the product you ordered is not available. If you are not happy with a product you receive, you can return the product for a full refund. However, refunds will not be issued if completion certificates are requested.

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