Dan Curry, Senior Associate at QEA and Pete Hill, Branch Chief for the Planning and Restoration, District of Columbia Department of the Environment will jointly present “Design of Outdoor Education and Active Play Environments to Support Environmental Literacy in Early Childhood Education” at the Green School Summit 2015 (http://bit.ly/GreenSchoolSummit2015)  
 
The presentation will discuss how outdoor classrooms and active play environments, through thoughtful design, can promote social and physical growth. It will also focus on how collaboration with parents, teachers, and regulatory agencies enrich the design of these environments and help build a strong sense of community around our children and our schools.  
 
Daniel Curry is a Senior Associate at Quinn Evans Architects where he specializes in the design of learning environments. He is a Co-Chair on the AIA|DC Chapter Committee on Architecture for Education. Through the Washington architectural Foundation, he is a perennial volunteer in the Architecture in the Schools program. Daniel Curry brings significant experience in the design of educational facilities for both public and private institutions. Understanding the impact a well-designed environment has on its occupants, he excels in renewing aging buildings as high-performance and inspiring learning environments. 
 
Pete Hill is the Branch Chief for the Planning and Restoration Branch in the District Dept. of the Environment. The work of the branch includes habitat restoration projects, environmental education, and the RiverSmart Homes, Schools, and Communities Programs. He studied Restoration Ecology at the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies. 
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