Development Committee

We are working to encourage everyone that cares about play and its value to society to join with us and become a member of the coalition. There is no membership fee. Instead we require your commitment to play and your willingness to share information about play and its value with colleagues, members of your organization, and others when appropriate. We also ask that you share with us any information you come across that provides evidence for the value of play.

Committee Co-chairs

  • Dr. Joel Agate, Assistant Professor, Department of Health Education and Recreation, Southern Illinois University Carbondale - joela@siu.edu
  • Lynn Pinoniemi, Director of Marketing, Landscape Structures, LynnPinoniemi@playlsi.com

 

 

Kids to Parks Day 2015 - May 16 - Children, families, teachers, cities, towns, and parks are gearing up for this year’s Kids to Parks Day (KTP), a nation-wide day of outdoor play organized by National Park Trust (NPT) in cooperation with a host of local and national collaborators. This year’s KTP Day will be held on Saturday May 16, 2015, the week before the official start of summer. NPT is encouraging children across the country to explore their neighborhood parks and discover science, history, nature and adventure right around the corner or just across town.

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  • 2016 Play Conference - April 3, 2016 to April 6, 2016 - Mark your calendars because you will NOT want to miss this!! After five years, the Conference on the Value of Play is getting a reboot! Starting with a change in dates – because April showers are way more fun than power outages and sleet – there are BIG PLANS for the 6th Annual Play Conference. Keep your eyes peeled and your ears perked because spring has sprung – and so have we! More details to come!