Cascadia Eugene Branch Collaborative Event Announcement: Nature Play Environments for Children
Cascadia Green Building Council, Oregon | Eugene Branch

Eugene Branch Collaborative

The Eugene Branch Collaborative’s mission is to generate momentum towards a sustainable built environment by facilitating education, fostering connections and celebrating our community. The branch is composed of green building professionals and advocates from the greater Eugene-Springfield area.

Cascadia GBC

Cascadia promotes the design, construction and operation of buildings in Alaska, British Columbia, Washington and Oregon that are environmentally responsible, profitable and healthy places to live, work and learn. The Eugene Branch Collaborative of Cascadia generates momentum towards a sustainable built environment by facilitating education and connections and celebrating our community. We host monthly lunchtime presentations and tours and quarterly evening events on the latest green building topics.

Nature Play Environments for Children

presented by Anita Van Asperdt: Owner and principal landscape architect at LandCurrent

Thursday, October 29 | Eugene, Oregon

4:30PM – 5:30PM
The Barn Light
545 E. 8th Ave.

Eugene, Oregon 97401
Cost:  FREE
Please RSVP at Eventbrite by clicking here– space is limited!
Join us for a presentation on creating natural play environments for children in schools, daycares, and parks, with Anita Van Asperdt.  The talk will take place at the new Barn Light in Eugene, located at 545 E. 8th Ave., from 4:30-5:30 PM, Thursday, October 29th.  Light appetizers will be provided, with coffee, beer, wine and cocktails available for purchase.

Ms. Van Asperdt is a landscape architect with more than 20 years of professional experience in the United States and Europe. She is the owner of LandCurrent, a full service landscape architecture firm that focuses on contemporary design issues, and has served as an Adjunct Assistant Professor in the University of Oregon Department of Landscape Architecture since 1997. Recently, she taught a design studio in Amsterdam, Netherlands through the University of British Columbia.
Ms. Van Asperdt has designed streetscapes, pocket parks, and play areas in Amsterdam. For LandCurrent, Ms. Van Asperdt leads a wide variety of projects, and designed Hoquarton Trail and Park in Tillamook, Cooper Mountain Natural Area in Beaverton, the Urban Design Master Plan for the Courthouse Neighborhood in Eugene, as well as several commercial designs and contemporary garden projects.
She is regarded as an expert on natural playgrounds with nationwide design assignments and speaking engagements. Ms. Van Asperdt has led the design for a natural play and discovery area for the Audubon Society of Western Pennsylvania and the design of three distinct natural play environments for the Ottawa Montessori School in Ontario Canada.

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