Behind the Scenes of the PDC

Behind the Scenes of the PDC

By Morgan We began developing and running the Playworker Development Course (PDC) way back in 2013. It was designed to meet a very specific need: individual play advocates all around the world wanted to learn more about playwork theory and how to put it into action....
Hello there, 2021!

Hello there, 2021!

By Zan It’s 2021 and we rejoice in the start of a brand new year! The unpredictability of 2020 has taught us make some positive and achievable plans for this year and having thought long and hard, we’d like to share them with you: As per our announcement,...
Our 2020: The Year of the Unexpected

Our 2020: The Year of the Unexpected

By Morgan Right now, my world is under nearly three feet of snow. It is even quieter in Vermont than usual, and I can hear the busy woodpeckers hammering away above, and a stream gurgling determinedly at the bottom of the garden. Getting anywhere new, off the...
Prioritizing Play Conference 2020: Online

Prioritizing Play Conference 2020: Online

By Morgan We are so enormously excited about the upcoming Prioritizing Play Conference! Kelsey of KOOP Adventure Play has gathered a remarkably knowledgeable, talented, and genuinely diverse line-up of play and playwork people. This is going to be a 7-week online...
Joy During War – Guest Writer

Joy During War – Guest Writer

Maritza has been a friend to Pop-Ups for several years. She is a gifted playworker at AP at the Parish School, warm host to Campference visitors, and creator of truly magnificent pupusas. As a student on our Playworker Development Course, Maritza has now shared a...
The Playwork Collective

The Playwork Collective

By Pop-Ups Morgan Every adventure playground is unique. There are definitely trends across them – longtime fans will recognize patterns of handmade wooden constructions, enthusiastically painted. More mud than grass. Weird trash, emerging from the landscape....
New Course: Adult Play

New Course: Adult Play

By Morgan There are some questions we’ve asked a thousand times. “What is play?” “What did you love, when you were a child?” “What do you do for fun, these days?” It’s part of our warm-up routine, when standing in front of teachers, childcare professionals, parents...
Announcing: Playwork Campference 2021

Announcing: Playwork Campference 2021

By Morgan Times like these, it’s tempting to focus occasionally on fun times years ago, or future plans far enough away to get excited about now. Claude Stephens, and the good people of Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest, have been helping us do both this...