Recording / Expanding Nature Experiences with Plants that Promote Play and Recreation

Plants increase community value in a number of ways beyond just their natural beauty. In this session, we’ll discover the many benefits that plants can provide communities, examine how a number of sites, from playgrounds to dog parks to bus shelters increased play and recreation value through the addition of key plants, and share tools to help parks, schools, and communities identify the unique benefits of a variety of plants to promote activity, imagination, sensory stimulation, and more. Attendees will come away with confidence on how to choose plants that will thrive in their region, and provide health, wellness, and recreation value for generations to come.

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify at least 10 benefits that exposure to nature can provide to enhance overall health and well-being.
  • Discover resources to augment public spaces with trees and plants for specific purposes like aroma, wildlife habitat, play opportunities, and more.
  • Understand the types of environments that can benefit from adding play and recreation value through plants.
  • Identify, curate, and print site specific lists of natural material to increase the health and wellness opportunities of public spaces.

Anne-Marie Spencer

Corporate Vice President of Marketing and Communications


Anne-Marie joined the PlayCore team in 2002, and is responsible for corporate marketing, communications and special project development for PlayCore, as well as serving as the company spokesperson and coordinator for all brand efforts, including advertising, promotion, trade show design, and external/internal communications. Anne-Marie is committed to building communities through play and recreation by motivating the marketing teams with creativity and encouragement, serving on the Board of Directors at the Chambliss Center for Children.

Anne-Marie is a competitive obstacle course racer, and says “I love the variety, we carry and throw heavy objects, swing from our hands, throw spears, and scale high walls. It allows me to test my fitness and become a more well-rounded athlete and person.”

This session will offer the following credits:




CEUs for a total of 1 Professional Development Hours (0.1 IACET CEU) will be provided to learners meeting the following requirements: 

  • Be present for 95% of the duration of the learning event; 
  • Participate in activities and discussion throughout; 
  • Complete assessment with 80% mastery of learning outcome;
  • Complete feedback/evaluation survey

To obtain your CEU, please visit the "contents" tab above to complete the associated components for this event.

Instructor(s) Disclosures:

The instructors of this training webinar are employed by PlayCore and disclose an interest in attendees partnering with PlayCore on their play and recreation initiatives.


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Expanding Nature Recording
Recorded 03/29/2021  |  40 minutes
Recorded 03/29/2021  |  40 minutes
Obtaining your CEU Credit
Step 1: Complete Expanding Nature Survey
9 Questions
Step 2: Download Expanding Nature Certificate
1.00 (0.1 IACET CEU) credit  |  Certificate available
1.00 (0.1 IACET CEU) credit  |  Certificate available