In this talk, Claire Latané covers her research on how we can design outdoor spaces to foster positive mental health outcomes at schools. I love that her first principal is all about fostering a sense of belonging through inclusive, participatory design processes, the cornerstone of the New York City Playgrounds Program. Her second principal encourages nature-full environments, and her third principal is all about encouraging awe in our everyday lives. As we head into spring, let utilize the trees and awe-inspiring gardens in our playgrounds to reduce stress and increase wellness for students, teachers, and families alike. Your playground can serve as a comforting anchor in students lives, putting their minds and bodies in better state for learning.