The Come Alive Outside Design Challenge creates the opportunity for college, high school, elementary and preschool students to work together with landscape professionals to design and build engaging outdoor learning environments at schools and childcare facilities.

In 2017, we produced the Design Challenge in partnership with Landscape Ontario, Wentworth Landscapes and Gelderman Landscape. Through the program 40 post-secondary students from Algonquin College, Fanshawe College, University of Guleph, Niagara Parks School of Horticulture and Seneca College worked with high school and elementary school students to create designs for two new natural school yards to be constructed in 2018. 

Click to see the final design proposals created by the colleges for the two schools below:

 

 

 

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Since 2014, Come Alive Outside has produced Design Challenges in 13 communities across the United States and Canada, with participation from landscape architecture and design students from 23 different colleges and universities including:

Auburn University, BYU-Idaho, College of DuPage, Kansas State University, Mississippi State University, Louisiana State University, North Carolina State University, Oklahoma State University, Oregon State, SUNY-Cobleskill, SUNY-ESF, University of Maryland and the University of Oklahoma.

Scroll down to see some of the highlights from past programs!

University of Oklahoma: 2016

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Mississippi State University: 2015

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Louisiana State University: 2015

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Ryerson University/ Ursula Franklin Academy: 2014

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BYU-Idaho: 2014

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University of Maryland: 2014

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Oklahoma State University: 2013

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