Date of Award


Degree Type


Degree Name

Master of Landscape Architecture (MLA)


Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning

Committee Chair(s)

Craig W. Johnson


Craig W. Johnson


The purpose of this study was to develop a manual that would encourage teachers and students to use their school site for educational activities across the curriculum by encouraging a high level of student involvement, identifying real or perceived barriers teachers have toward using school sites for education, and relating the use of school sites to the standards and objectives of the Utah Core Curriculum. A three-phase planning process was outlined in the manual that describes a step by step approach to planning for the use of a school site for education. The three phases in this process include the pre-analysis phase, analysis phase, and synthesis phase. The pre-analysis phase describes how to initiate this process by forming a committee and subcommittees, developing goals and objectives, determining level of commitment, developing a program (needs assessment), and collecting and mapping data. The analysis phase describes how to analyze the site to determine its educational or enhancement potential. The synthesis phase describes and illustrates how to develop a master plan and detailed plans for the use of a school site. Additionally, this phase describes how to implement and maintain an enhanced area of a school site for educational purposes.