Hartley Nature Center in Duluth has launched a Kickstarter campaign to raise $10,000 for a “nature playscape” at Hartley Park. People can contribute to the campaign through July 3, and it’s an all-or-nothing proposition — the nature center receives either $10,000 or nothing. Already, contributions have topped $3,000.
What’s a “nature playscape?” Here’s how the nature center describes it: “In contrast to traditional playgrounds made of plastic or metal equipment, Nature Playscapes use pathways, trees, open areas, sand, water, shrubs and seasonal changes to allow children to learn with their whole bodies what the world is made of. Kids dig, explore, experiment with water and build with sticks. They get dirty and — most importantly — get comfortable in the outdoors.”
To contribute, go to kickstarter.com and search “Hartley Nature Center.”