Bouldly Doing What I Have Never Done Before…

Within the first twelve hours of arriving in Boulder, I found myself atop a rocky structure overlooking the city. There were multiple groups of people there: college students, families with young children, and elderly couples, among others. The hot sun reflected off of my sweat-drenched skin, and my brightly colored running shoes stood out against …

Community as Classroom: What I’ve Learned from Westwood

Colorful leaves crinkle under my dirt-covered feet on a crisp fall afternoon. The sounds of birds chirping, wind blowing, and laughter surround me. I look at the girl standing next to me, a triumphant smile on her face after successfully descending a steep dirt slope in Ethan Allen Park, a community park in Burlington, Vermont. …

Observe and Report: Community Science and SOPARC

For CEDaR's contribution to the planning stages of the Westwood Via Verde tree-planting and beautification initiative, we needed to find a method of observing and recording play and recreational activities in communities to establish baseline levels of usage and types of activities in the neighborhood. To learn more about one established and reliable method, we …