Play it Cool: How to Have Fun in the Sun

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Keep cool and play on!

Parks today face the challenge of providing environments where all visitors can feel safe, secure and fully engaged. Shade is becoming increasingly important in a wide range of outdoor recreational environments. Shade structures increase the safety, functionality and longevity of everything they cover and protect. In this continuing education session, participants will discover how to plan, budget and specify for the most appropriate shade elements to meet their unique needs. 

Statistics show an increase in the incidence of skin cancers and other medical conditions caused by excess sun exposure. Melanoma is among the most common forms of cancer in adolescents and young adults. Often that is the result of repeat sunburns in childhood. Shade structures not only reduce UV exposure by as much as 97%, but also create cool comfortable environments where people can enjoy the many benefits of outdoor recreation.

We are authorized to provide .1 CEUs, 1 LUs and 1 PDHs, which meet Health, Safety and Welfare credits. We also offer AIA credit including nano units. After this 60-minute Learning Academy session, you’ll have an understanding of the following learning objectives:

  • Identify the wide range of shade options and how to choose the right shade structure for your needs.
  • Understand whether your project is driven by aesthetic, function, or budget?
  • Articulate the design and construction process steps.
  • Specify and budget for shade systems correctly.

We're an Authorized Provider of CEUs

Landscape Structures has been approved as an Authorized Provider by IACET, LA CES™ and AIA.

We're an authorized provider of continuing education credits.

International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET)
2201 Cooperative Way
Suite 600
Herndon, VA 20171

American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA)
636 Eye Street NW
Washington, DC 20001-3736

The American Institute of Architects (AIA)
1735 New York Ave NW
Washington, DC 20006-5292

CEU’s will be provided to learners meeting the following requirements:

1. Be present for 95% of the duration of the learning event
2. Participate in activities and discussions throughout
3. Complete assessment with a passing score of 80%
4. Complete feedback/evaluation survey.