When Synapse School realized they’d need to revamp their operations to reopen safely for the 2020-21 school year, they developed a comprehensive plan. Using outdoor classroom structures from WeatherPort® Shelter Systems was a major cause of its success. Synapse School: Education Done Differently Synapse School is a private elementary and middle school located in Menlo Park, California that takes an
Has your physical therapy center had an increase in appointment cancellations since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic? If the answer is yes, you’re not alone. Cancellations are one of the most pressing issues currently facing physical therapy rehabilitation centers. At the start of the pandemic, Alice Bell, a physical therapist and senior payment specialist at the American Physical Therapy
You just graduated from high school and are considering your options for what to do next. Do you take a short summer break and bury your head back in the books at college? Do you dive headfirst into the workforce by looking for a job? Or are you like the increasing number of students considering taking a gap year? A
As the weather gets colder, and we are still waiting on a widely available vaccine for the coronavirus, businesses need to start thinking about the future. Restaurant owners in particular are feeling the pressure to keep business going while staying safe. Toward the beginning of the pandemic, restaurants lost an estimated $120 billion in sales according to the National Restaurant
Since we use our cars daily to get around, we often forget it is one of the biggest investments we make. Just like any other investment you make, you should protect and secure your car. Instead, a lot of us park outside leaving our cars in the elements and susceptible to damage. If you don’t have a garage or it full of equipment so you can’t fit your vehicle inside, a fabric carport is a good option for you. The benefit of using a fabric carport is that it is cost-effective, easy to install, easier to enter your car, portable, and protects the car from the elements. Learn how fabric carports accomplish these objectives to help stop your car from depreciating so quickly.
Sport and commercial hunting are fun, long-held traditions for so many people. Not only does hunting provide food and test survival skills, but it’s also highly educational! Hunters have to learn about different kinds of wildlife in order to outsmart their targets. Best of all, many hunters have a high respect for nature. They do their best to participate in
Whether you’re a serious hobbyist or a busy entrepreneur, having a dedicated space to work makes all the difference for getting things done. The good news is, if you’re searching for the perfect place to set up your workspace, you don’t have to search too far! Just walk out your back door and into your very own backyard workshop. Why
An improved annual yield, greater sustainability, multiple harvests with year-long growing, and a lower production cost… Any one of these advantages would provide a sound reason to make the switch from indoor warehouse grow operations to growing in a greenhouse! While most strongly associated with the cannabis industry, greenhouses equipped with light deprivation systems can provide a huge out-of-season boon
Hunting gear is an essential component in hunting, including your hunting tent. You don’t use worn out traps or gear while hunting, so you shouldn’t use an old tent. You should upgrade your tent to a WeatherPort shelter system because there’s no value in nostalgia, you can start a new tradition, and the shelter systems have more flexibility. You want to be sure to use the best equipment this fall for hunting season, so check out the features of these shelter systems to enhance your hunting experience.
Elementary and secondary educational institutions have mounting challenges to address in order to maintain standards of quality for academics and facilities, especially as the population of students continues to increase, and the way we’re looking at traditional school structures is evolving as a result of COVID-19. From playgrounds and athletic facilities to lunchrooms, cafeterias, and other common areas, growing student
We’ve all been spending a lot more time around the house this summer, and with vacations and other summer activities delayed or cancelled, finding a way to relax without leaving home is a constant struggle. One idea is to turn your backyard into an oasis: an escape without leaving your property, and a place to unwind without traveling. Here are
Because of the ongoing spread of coronavirus, back-to-school preparations are looking a little different this year for school districts. School buildings have long been designed as large gathering spaces meant to encourage intermingling and group learning, but this layout isn’t conducive to stopping the spread of a highly infectious virus. Retrofitting school buildings to accommodate social distancing and reduce the
It is the middle of the summer, so why should I start thinking about preparing for this winter? We understand you have a lot on your plate! Kids potentially going back to school this fall during the COVID-19 pandemic, jobs, missing spending quality time with family and friends, being careful to social distance and wash your hands while singing the
The coronavirus pandemic has caused tourism to decline, with airlines, cruises, and hotel industries seeing less activity than in years before. Getaway destinations such as ski resorts and amusement parks have also seen temporary closures to eliminate large gatherings and hopefully slow the spread of the coronavirus. These circumstances have negatively impacted rental car businesses — especially since over 30%
Despite the resurgence of COVID-19 cases across the United States, some U.S. states are allowing dining establishments to reopen with certain regulations, whether that means reopening with suggested social distancing, take-out or outdoor dining only, or with a strict 50% occupancy limit. Here is information about the varying guidelines for reopening in each state as of June 30 via Eater.com.
Whether you’re a restaurant owner who has decided to take your current outdoor dining area to the next level, or you’re just starting out and know that adding a patio space could skyrocket your restaurant’s popularity and profitability — we have some tips for you. From adhering to ADA and COVID-19 regulations to deciding on the perfect furniture and layout,
In our quick-paced modern world, stress and anxiety are all too common. A recent study shows that 55% of Americans feel stressed during the day, as compared to the global average of 35%. Sometimes in order to properly relax and deal with our stresses, we need to create a space in which to unwind, decompress, and take a break. With
Yurts are not only excellent options for tiny homes, but function with extreme efficiency as artist studios, small retail or restaurant pop-ups, vacation rentals, glamping accommodations, and more. Government services from the Department of Education to the National Park Service can also use yurts as energy-efficient structures that further their mission or even help them acquire much-needed additional funding without
Yurts are already one of the best options if you’re looking to live sustainably and lighten your carbon footprint. Their compact size and portability allow them to be built and moved around without harsh damage to the land beneath them. Those looking to live the #yurtlife are usually ready to simplify their material possessions and engage with a minimalist lifestyle
As parts of the country cautiously reopen after widespread closures due to the coronavirus pandemic, some restaurants are being allowed to resume business with limited outdoor seating under specific state ordinances. This means that restaurants without previous outdoor seating areas are now scrambling to set up new high-quality, attractive, and durable structures for outdoor restaurant seating to keep people at
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