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National Green Schoolyards Survey

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The number of green schoolyards is growing as communities mobilize to transform asphalt and turf into enriching outdoor  areas where children and families can learn, play, and grow both during and outside of school time.

What do you need to create a green schoolyards program in your community?
Please join organizations across the U.S. and Canada by taking approximately 10 minutes to complete the following 14 questions regarding green schoolyards so we can identify the trends, interests, challenges and needs. Results will be organized and publicly shared via a report that will help collectively communicate and champion the outcomes of this study and benefits of green schoolyards.

To thank you for your time and insight we will be entering you for a $200 Visa gift card after completing the survey. If you have any questions, please send us an email at

What Are Green Schoolyards?

The Children & Nature Network defines green schoolyards as multi-functional school grounds designed for and by the entire school community that include places for students, teachers, parents, and community members to play, learn, explore and grow. During out of school time, these schoolyards are ideally open for community use.

Green schoolyards can include:
  • Outdoor classrooms
  • Native and pollinator gardens
  • Stormwater capture
  • Traditional play equipment
  • Nature play areas
  • Edible gardens
  • Trails/walking paths
  • Trees and shrubs, etc.