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The Come Alive Outside Design Challenge creates the opportunity for teams of college and high school students to work together with landscape professionals to design and build engaging outdoor learning environments at schools and childcare facilities. In partnership with Come Alive Outside and Landscape Ontario, Wentworth Landscapes hosted a Design Challenge in 2016 and brought top college Landscape Architecture and Landscape Management students to Prince Edward County to participate in the program. On October 20th-22nd, students from Seneca College and Niagara Parks School of Horticulture visited Massassage-Rednersville Elementary and the HUB Childcare Center and worked with the students and teachers there to create initial ideas for the new space.

The designs below are the final submissions from each of the three colleges teams. The designs will be voted on by the elementary students and teachers and judged by a panel of professionals according to the following criteria. The winners will be announce at Landscape Ontario Congress on January 12th:

  1. The design encourages interaction with the space using all five senses.
  2. The design integrates the creative input of the students and teachers who will use it.
  3. The design creates habitat for native wildlife.
  4. The design effectively manages and utilizes rainwater.
  5. The design demonstrates a practical grasp of material costs and suggests an innovative implementation plan.
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    Seneca College (Team 1)

     

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    Seneca College (Team 2)

     

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    Niagara Parks School of Horticulture (Team 1)

     

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    Niagara Parks School of Horticulture (Team 2)

     

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    In partnership with:

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