One of our favourite stories on the importance of reconnecting children to nature is from the renowned playground designer, Rusty Keeler. The moment he shifted from designing children’s play equipment to working with nature came when he was asked to draw the ideal piece of playground equipment. After spending some time thinking about it, he drew a tree.
– Adam Bienenstock, “Making the Case for Natural Playgrounds,” Interaction (CCCF), Spring 2010, pp. 14-17