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Building Playgrounds, Engaging Communities : Creating Safe and Happy Places for Children

By: Lima, Marybeth.
Material type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Publisher: Baton Rouge : LSU Press, 2013Description: 1 online resource (212 p.).ISBN: 9780807149812.Subject(s): Playgrounds - Design and construction | Playgrounds -- Design and construction | Playgrounds - Social aspects | Playgrounds -- Social aspects | PlaygroundsGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Building Playgrounds, Engaging Communities : Creating Safe and Happy Places for ChildrenDDC classification: 796.068 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Cover; Contents; Prologue; 1. How to Fit a Playground through the Back Door; 2. You Can't Make a Playground Gumbo without the Ladies; 3. Playgrounds Rule and Playground Rules; 4. Triumphing over Murphy's Law on Steroids; 5. Community Stone Soup: Breaking the Myth of "Broken" Schools; Illustrations; 6. A Brief Survival Guide for Community Engagement Marathons; 7. Getting Involved: Advice from Community Fire Plugs; Epilogue; Appendix 1: Information on Playground Safety; Appendix 2: Volunteer Organizations; Note on Sources; Acknowledgments; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P
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Summary: We accomplish extraordinary things when we do ordinary things together. This heartfelt and hopeful conviction led LSU professor Marybeth Lima to begin the LSU Community Playground Project in an attempt to involve her students in the larger Baton Rouge community. Fifteen years and over seven hundred students later, Building Playgrounds, Engaging Communities tells the story of the Playground Project's ongoing partnership with area public schools to build safe, fun, accessible, kid-designed playgrounds.Lima's experiences with the Playground Project range from outright failures to hard-won victori
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Cover; Contents; Prologue; 1. How to Fit a Playground through the Back Door; 2. You Can't Make a Playground Gumbo without the Ladies; 3. Playgrounds Rule and Playground Rules; 4. Triumphing over Murphy's Law on Steroids; 5. Community Stone Soup: Breaking the Myth of "Broken" Schools; Illustrations; 6. A Brief Survival Guide for Community Engagement Marathons; 7. Getting Involved: Advice from Community Fire Plugs; Epilogue; Appendix 1: Information on Playground Safety; Appendix 2: Volunteer Organizations; Note on Sources; Acknowledgments; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P

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We accomplish extraordinary things when we do ordinary things together. This heartfelt and hopeful conviction led LSU professor Marybeth Lima to begin the LSU Community Playground Project in an attempt to involve her students in the larger Baton Rouge community. Fifteen years and over seven hundred students later, Building Playgrounds, Engaging Communities tells the story of the Playground Project's ongoing partnership with area public schools to build safe, fun, accessible, kid-designed playgrounds.Lima's experiences with the Playground Project range from outright failures to hard-won victori

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<p>Marybeth Lima is the Cliff and Nancy Spanier Alumni Professor of Biological and Agricultural Engineering and director of the Center for Community Engagement, Learning, and Leadership at Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge. She and her partner live in Baton Rouge with three rescue animals.</p>

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