During the pandemic, outdoors is the safest place to be.
Time outside, especially in green spaces, improves children’s physical and mental health, their academic experience, and their happiness. During the pandemic, virus transmission is dramatically reduced in the fresh air outside. ALSI is here to help all Arlington schools plan for outdoor learning, outdoor lunch, and more, during the pandemic and beyond.
ALSI is an Affiliate of Green Schoolyards America
Green Schoolyards America is a national organization whose mission is to transform school grounds into park-like green spaces that improve children’s well-being, learning, and play while contributing to the ecological health and resilience of our cities.
Green Schoolyards America is working to change the norm for school ground design, use, and management so that all children will have access to the natural world in the places they already visit on a daily basis.
As an Affiliate, ALSI shares in this vision and is working to implement it for all Arlington Schools.