CMA's Natural Playground and Outdoor Learning Environment
We would like to say a great big THANK YOU to everyone who
donated their finances and time to make our new playground possible!!
What is a Natural Playground?
From the Natural Playgrounds Company website...
"If you’ve ever climbed trees, rolled down hills, scrambled up rocks, made mud pies, dammed up water, hid in grass, played house in bushes, built snow forts, dug in sand, played in dirt, planted seeds, jumped in leaves, tracked animals, or had fun outside in other, similar ways, you’ve experienced natural play."
Natural Playgrounds combine "landscape elements, movement corridors, sun paths, weather patterns, drainage courses, plant groupings, and other site amenities with carefully chosen natural materials, structures, and features to create safe, accessible, age-appropriate play, social, and learning opportunities in natural play areas that look and feel like they’ve been there forever."
Click here for more information on Natural Playgrounds.
How did we pay for this project?
This effort was not funded by tuition dollars, but rather 100% of the money needed for this project was raised through separate fundraising efforts.
All of the CMA staff and students worked very hard for three years to raise the $100,000 that was needed to complete the Playground project.
To see Construction Photos: Click here!
What CMA's children have to say...
See the attachment below to download and read an article by our very own Kristin Patterson.