Play pioneers who were among the first US Play Coalition keynote speakers will be featured at the 10th Anniversary Conference on the Value of Play, “Play for Life.” The conference will be held at Clemson’s Madren Conference Center and Inn March 31-April 3. The conference brings together leading play researchers and advocates from across the nation and world to share the latest research and practices in the field of play. It includes educational sessions, grant opportunities, dozens of renowned speakers and opportunities for play.
Megan Shropshire of Greenville is the newest member of the US Play Coalition steering committee. Shropshire is the manager of School Health, a performance team of the Bradshaw Institute for Community Child Health & Advocacy led by Greenville Health System Children’s Hospital.
The US Play Coalition recognized and honored play innovators and researchers during the 2018 Conference on the Value of Play: The Many Faces of Play on April 10 at Clemson University. Each year, the US Play Coalition, a national organization based in Clemson, funds both action and research grants. Since the conferences began 9 years […]
Four Clemson entities have joined together to create a video emphasizing the importance of outdoor play. The College of Education and College of Behavioral, Social, and Health Sciences, along with the U.S. Play Coalition and South Carolina Botanical Garden, both housed at Clemson, produced “Come Outdoors with Us,” which explores the extraordinary benefits of nature on all […]
Renowned environmental and health writer Florence Williams will present the 2017 George B. Hartzog Jr. Lecture at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 31, in the Brooks Center for the Performing Arts at Clemson University.
CLEMSON — The U.S. Play Coalition presented the inaugural Joe L. Frost Award for Distinguished Research to its namesake – Joe L. Frost, the contemporary father of play advocacy – during the coalition’s 2017 Conference on the Value of Play April 4 at Clemson University. The award recognizes a body of exceptional research that has […]
The US Play Coalition’s 2017 Conference on the Value of Play: Where Design Meets Play will take place April 2-5 at Clemson University’s Madren Center. This year’s conference will focus on the many facets of play just as it has in recent years, but there will be a special emphasis on the design of areas that facilitate it.
A video collaboration on the value of recess featuring faculty, leadership and researchers from the Clemson’s College of Education and College Behavioral, Social and Health Sciences was named a Bronze winner at the 37th Annual Telly Awards. Only a quarter of the 13,000 entries each year receive this honor. The video was part of the […]
As a professional and a mother, Stephanie Garst sees play as “survival."
Recess may be a fun part of a child’s school day, but according to research to be unveiled during US Play Coalition’s 2015 Conference on the Value of Play at Clemson University, nothing could be more serious – or important.
Renowned psychology author Peter Gray and ADD/HD expert Kevin Ross Emery will be keynote speakers for the US Play Coalition’s 2015 Conference on the Value of Play, which will take place Feb. 15-18, 2015, at Clemson University’s Madren Center.
Stephanie Garst has been named the new executive director of US Play Coalition at Clemson University.