Learning Landscapes is a design and sustainability firm specializing in creating inspiring spaces for engaged learning and play. We have seen the drastic change in children’s lives in the last few generations. Many youths are disconnected from each other and increasingly ‘plugged in’. Our children are experiencing higher rates of obesity, disability, and behavioral disorders. Our firm aims to create spaces for our forward-thinking clients where all children, regardless of ability, can connect to one another and nature while engaging in meaningful play experiences that excite them. Our fast-paced culture is trickling down to our children who are over-scheduled, nervous, stressed, and constantly compared and evaluated. Free play is an equalizer. It resets cognitive functioning, offers opportunity to strengthen and test our physical abilities, and it provides deeply effective opportunities for brain development.