School bells are ringing and classrooms are buzzing with learning adventures of all kinds. Whether you’re a parent of a child in grades K–12, an active ASLA member, or a retired landscape architect with a passion for the profession, there are many opportunities for you to introduce landscape architecture to young audiences in a school setting. Let us help you get started with ASLA’s Back to School Toolkit!
ASLA has assembled a set of fun and informative back-to-school resources, and the start of a new school year is an excellent opportunity for members and educators to explore ASLA’s new toolkit, which includes a growing collection of downloadable PDFs packed with articles, videos, exciting topics, and other free ASLA resources to help introduce landscape architecture as a fun and engaging profession.
Check out these helpful resources to get students interested in landscape architecture:
- It’s Back to School Time!
- Inspire and Design Hoop Dreams in Your Classroom with Landscape Architects Got Game!
- Landscape Architecture & Mental Health
- Landscape Sharkitecture
- Partnering with your Local Museum
Visit ASLA’s Tools for Teachers page for more information, including a variety of classroom activities and the ASLA Green Roof classroom program for middle school students.
To get a sense of how landscape architects are participating in local career discovery initiatives, see these previous posts from The Field:
- High School Architecture Programs Need Landscape Architects, by Barbara Peterson, ASLA
- Diversifying the Profession Through K-12 Outreach, by Allison Ong, Student ASLA
- Discover Landscape Architecture, ASLA’s Hands-on Activity Educates Kids and Parents at the National Building Museum’s Big Build, and Career Discovery Shouldn’t Wait, by Shawn M. Balon, ASLA
- How Did You Discover Landscape Architecture?
Have questions about ASLA’s Tools for Teachers and Career Discovery and Diversity efforts? Contact Lisa J. Jennings, Career Discovery and Diversity Manager.