Many local schools have begun the important work of greening their schoolyards through a variety of projects.

Schoolyard improvement projects can be very successful as long as they have the following components: (1) A team, (2) A well-constructed plan, (3) Principal approval, and (4) A Facilities-approved location.

Helpful Tips to Keep Your Work Moving Forward:

  • Set achievable goals and keep track of them
  • Raise awareness about your project not only to gain funding but community support as well
  • Donations of time and resources are just as valuable as money
  • Stay organized and plan ahead
  • Keep an open mind and stay positive

The following examples of schoolyard improvement projects include descriptions, information on getting started, maintenance tips, and guidance on how to use and teach with the projects.