Green Grounds for Health and Learning - Lund, Sweden - Sept. 2016

The Green Grounds for Health and Learning conference was a great success!

The 220 participants from 16 different countries around the world took part in a wide variety of lectures, seminars and practical sessions, both indoors and outdoors. They also took field trips to exciting outdoor environments in Lund, Alnarp, and Malmö, Sweden and Copenhagen, Denmark. All three days of the conference were blessed with wonderful sunny weather and high summer temperatures.

We would like to thank all of you who in various ways participated and helped to make the 5th International School Grounds Conference so successful. International cooperation is important and it became clear these days that the similarities between countries are greater than the differences. In all countries there is a need for nature as a basis for learning and good health.

Follow this link to find material from the conference including presentations from keynote speakers and from the breakout sessions. The conference hosts will publish more material in the coming weeks. Please download and share this information!

We will also release a short film soon, featuring ISGA Leadership Council members from around the world. Please visit our website again soon to see the video.

To see and/or contribute photos from the conference, please use #ISGA2016 on Instagram.

To get updates about future international events arranged by the International School Grounds Alliance (ISGA) visit the conference page on ISGA's website. To become a member of ISGA, please complete the form on this page. Membership in ISGA is free and offers the benefits of our quarterly newsletter, invitations to ISGA conferences, and more. 

Conference directors, Anders Kjellsson and Anna Ekblad from Naturskolan i Lund, opened the conference with a warm welcome to Sweden.

Conference directors, Anders Kjellsson and Anna Ekblad from Naturskolan i Lund, opened the conference with a warm welcome to Sweden.

The conference dinner featured great conversation, delicious Swedish foods, and lively music from a local band.

The conference dinner featured great conversation, delicious Swedish foods, and lively music from a local band.

Conference participants toured local schools to see their grounds and hear about their programs.

Conference participants toured local schools to see their grounds and hear about their programs.

Some conference tours also visited fantastic local parks, like this one in Malmö, Sweden.

Some conference tours also visited fantastic local parks, like this one in Malmö, Sweden.