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US Play Coalition conference
by: Stephanie Garst
The theme of the 2015 Conference on the Value of Play is Advancing Play. It will be held February 15-18, 2015 at the Madren Center, Clemson, South Carolina.
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by: California Park & Recreation Society
Sacramento is gearing up for 1200+ park, recreation and leisure services professionals (aka our “Superheroes of the Community”) to come together to learn from each other, learn from industry experts, and to share important experiences and best practices. They will join together at the 67th annual CPRS Conference & Expo being held at the...
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Rubik's Cube, 1980 - Courtesy of The Strong, Rochester, New York.
by: The Strong
Initially known as the Magic Cube, today’s Rubik’s Cube—a six-sided puzzler that has challenged several generations—holds the title of best-selling toy of all time. Along with bubbles and little green army men, Rubik’s Cube is one of the 2014 inductees to The Strong’s National Toy Hall of Fame. I first tackled the cube in the early 1980s during...
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The Healthy Playground Makeover Sweepstakes
by: Healthy Weight Commitment Foundation
The Healthy Weight Commitment Foundation is committed to getting as many students as possible on fun, safe playgrounds. Every year, we partner with Discovery Education to sponsor the Healthy Playground Makeover Sweepstakes, a contest where schools nationwide can compete for a brand new playground from Playworld Systems, Inc.
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Playground surfacing road map
by: Anne-Marie Spencer
I’m always surprised, when talking to recreation managers and buyers about surfacing, to hear them say, “it’s expensive, and doesn't really add any play or fun to the site, but it’s something we have to do.” There’s good news; surfacing can actually be very playful, and new technology and formulations are adding to that ability.
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