St Monica Naturescape

Acknowledgements


The St. Monica Naturescape project would like to thank the following Sponsors for their contributions.



Silver Level:




Community Builder:


Madsen Family



Friend & Family:


Raedschelders-Van Manen Family

Kundert Family



Grants:


Champion Projects Grant ($2,300)
from Edmonton Catholic Schools Foundation


Design Concept


The Naturescape has been carefully designed to ensure that there are many opportunities for the children to explore and create. Gross motor skills will be strengthened using natural elements such as the double tree mash with rope climbers, boulders, horizontal log and stump borders and varying topography. Gardening, music, sensory bins and varying textures are all incorporated to develop fine motor skills that are valuable to child development. This space will encourage children to touch, feel, and collect creating sensory experiences they won't forget.

Images courtesy of Bienenstock Design & Consulting.

  • All
  • Aerial
  • Artistic
  • Climbing
  • Garden
  • Loose Parts
  • Mural
  • Music
  • Sand
  • Slide
  • Tipi
  • Tunnel
  • Winter
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Aerial

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Garden & Gathering

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Creative & Artistic

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Music Area

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Climbing

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Hill Slide

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Veritcal Pass Through Tunnel

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Veritcal Pass Through Tunnel

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Pole Bean Tipi

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Sand Play

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Sand Play

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Open Lawn

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Winter

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Open Lawn

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Open Lawn

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Creation Mural

Features


The staff at St. Monica believes passionately that learning should be an adventure. They use the Reggio Emilia approach to early childhood education, which encourages young children and their teachers to explore, question, and discover in a stimulating environment. Birds nesting in the trees, ladybugs in the plants, and leaves overhead allow for endless teaching opportunities in this outdoor classroom.

Connection to Nature

The play space will be full of plants that are native to the area. All trees, shrubs and fallen logs are designed to bring nature in and provide children a natural space to play and learn. In these types of playgrounds children gain respect for their environment and understand their place in it.

Suggestive Design

Natural environments have advantages over purpose built playground because they stimulate more diverse and creative play. Children are encouraged to explore and create without limitations placed upon them by the designer.

Accessibility

This space has been designed to accommodate wheelchairs and walkers and for every child regardless of physical, cognitive or mental ability.

Donate



The St. Monica Naturescape Project depends on the generosity of friend and family like you. Your donation benefits all students at St. Monica, the St. Monica YMCA Child Care Centre as well as the community at large.

HELPING HANDS


From $25

Tax Receipt

Online donations will receive tax receipt issued by ECSD.


Invitation

Invitation to attend the Naturescape Grand Opening.

FRIENDS AND FAMILY


From $250

Tax Receipt

Online donations will receive tax receipt issued by ECSD.


Invitation

Invitation to attend the Naturescape Grand Opening.


Formal Recognition

Recognition on commemorative playground feature.

COMMUNITY BUILDER


From $1000

Tax Receipt

Online donations will receive tax receipt issued by ECSD.


Invitation

Invitation to attend the Naturescape Grand Opening.


Formal Recognition

Recognition on commemorative playground feature.


Event Signage

Recognition signage at the Naturescape Grand Opening.

Sponsor


The St. Monica Naturescape Project depends on the generosity of corporate and community partners like you. Please consider investing in the redevelopment of this space which will benefit all students at St. Monica, the St. Monica YMCA Child Care Centre as well as the community at large.

BRONZE


From $2000

Recognition

Recognition on commemorative playground feature with clear acknowledgement of sponsorship.


Invitation

Invitation to and written recognition at the Grand Opening.


Acknowledgement

Acknowledgement on the Naturescape website and link to company website.

SILVER


From $5000

Recognition

Recognition on commemorative playground feature with clear acknowledgement of sponsorship.


Invitation

Invitation to and written recognition at the Grand Opening.


Acknowledgement

Acknowledgement with small logo on the Naturescape website and link to company website.

GOLD


From $10,000

Recognition

Recognition on commemorative playground feature with clear acknowledgement of sponsorship.


Invitation

Invitation to and verbal recognition at the Grand Opening.


Acknowledgement

Acknowledgement with medium logo on the Naturescape website and link to company website.


Signage & Table

Opportunity to have corporate signage and promotional information table at Grand Opening.

PLATINUM


From $20,000

Premium Recognition

Premium Recognition on commemorative playground feature with clear acknowledgement of sponsorship.


Invitation

Invitation to and verbal recognition at the Grand Opening.


Acknowledgement

Acknowledgement with large logo on the Naturescape website and link to company website.


Signage & Table

Opportunity to have corporate signage and promotional information table at Grand Opening.


Ribbon Cutting

Participation in the ribbon cutting ceramony at the Grand Opening.

Contribute


There are many ways that you can help us get this amazing Naturescape built this spring.

We are looking for:

  • Help identifying and applying for grants or other funding opportunities
  • Help deciding what the "Donor Recognition Feature" will be to thank our supporters
  • Help finding a talented and experienced local landscape company that can cooperatively work alongside our Design team from Bienenstock Design & Consulting to install the Naturescape.
  • Discounts and donations of materials that can be used in the Naturescape
  • And so much more!


What gifts and talents can you contribute?

Please e-mail us at stmonicanaturescape@gmail.com to get involved.

Our Blog


Please follow along as we embark on this journey to create the St. Monica Naturescape!

Bienenstock Wins Design Award

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We want to send out a huge congratulations to our designer, Jeff Lindstrom, and his team on their recent win of the Landscape Ontario Award for Design for their submission of the St. Monica Naturescape concept plan!

$2,300 Champion Grant Received!

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We want to give a big shout out to Nancy Bromley, the Assistant Principal at St Monica, for all her work putting together a submission for a Champion Projects Fund grant.