UT faculty joined community volunteers this weekend to install a new natural playground at the North Head Start Center. The playground will give students a new recreation area and provide researchers with an opportunity to study the environment’s impact on children’s activity levels. The effort is part of the Partners through Playgrounds project, which will study how urban playscapes impact children’s activity levels and play styles.
Local media outlets highlighted the news, including:
Knoxnews.com: UT and HeadStart Join Forces to Build Natural Playscape for Kids (video)
Knoxville News Sentinel: UT students, faculty build new playground for North Knoxville Head Start
WVLT-TV Channel 8: Volunteers build natural playground in East Knoxville