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K-12 Outreach Guide

LAF Olmsted Scholar Nathania presents to a K-12 classroom


Interested in telling elementary, middle, or high school students about landscape architecture as a career path? The LAF Olmsted Scholars Network has developed a K-12 Outreach Guide with tips and resources to help you get in front of students.

By letting young people know about landscape architecture, we can give them the opportunity to explore this career path and decide if it suits their interests. It is also a chance to showcase the work that landscape architects do and to broaden how young people view and think about the landscape and the world around them.

The K-12 Outreach Guide covers:

  • Finding a classroom, career day, or other opportunity
  • Talking to students
  • Finding or creating a lesson plan
  • Classroom management
  • Documenting your visit




Special thanks to McKenzie Wilhelm and Kendra Hyson for their help in developing the guide and to Future Landscape Architects of America (FLAA), the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA), and the Council of Landscape Architectural Registration Boards (CLARB), whose resources and materials are featured within it.


LAF is grateful to the many individuals and organizations that provide financial support towards fulfilling our mission to support the preservation, improvement, and enhancement of the environment.

Much of what LAF is able to accomplish would not be possible without the thought leadership and financial investment of our major supporters, including ASLA, which provides over $125,000 of in-kind support annually.