Outdoor Classroom Grants: What You Need to Know

COVID-19 has forced many schools to adopt safer in-person learning methods for students. Deployable outdoor classrooms are a popular option given their ability to support social distancing, maximize air circulation, and relocate or expand if needed. However, not all schools have the immediate funds to finance new facilities. This is where outdoor classroom grants come in. What Are Grants? Grants

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Guide to Expanding and Building Summer Camps

In the U.S., the business of summer camps is an $18 billion industry, providing memory-making experiences for over 14 million people every year. Summer camps provide participants a chance to make friends, develop skills, and discover new interests. It’s never too early to begin planning and designing the construction, improvement, or expansion of summer camp facilities. Planning ahead will enable

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How Playground Shelters Increase Outdoor Time for Students

As the leading supplier of engineered fabric structures, WeatherPort® Shelter Systems products are trusted by thousands of customers spanning the globe. In academic communities, WeatherPort’s playground shelters are now helping schools adapt to a more outdoor-driven educational environment. Their custom-designed, weather-proof structures stand alone, so you can place them anywhere to get school children closer to the outdoors. Benefits of

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Outdoor Facilities for Growing Schools

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. The way we’re looking at traditional school structures is evolving as a result of COVID-19. From playground shelters and athletic facilities to lunchrooms, cafeterias, and other common areas, growing student

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Temporary Structures to Help Reopen Schools

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. This layout isn’t conducive to stopping the spread of a highly infectious virus. Retrofitting school buildings to accommodate social distancing and reduce the possibility

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Fabric Buildings Create Innovative Indoor Recreational Facilities

There are many benefits of public sports facilities and fitness centers, and engineered structures offer the versatility and durability to make these facilities most beneficial.


Six Reasons Why Colleges & Universities Choose Fabric Buildings for Their Athletic Facilities

One of the major expenses of college athletic programs are the university’s athletic facilities, indoor facilities can be especially costly. Universities have options to keep costs low when building indoor athletic facilities, including fabric athletic facilities. For example, Colorado Mesa University uses a fabric building for their indoor sports training facilities. More colleges and universities should consider using fabric buildings because they are less expensive than traditional construction, offer the same quality as traditional buildings, are portable, and adjustable. Fabric buildings also allow schools with smaller budgets to have quality indoor facilities which boost the morale of student athletes.


7 Ways a Fabric Sports Facility is Better Than a Stadium

Almost anywhere in the world, the elements make it difficult to play outdoor sports year round. Whether you live in the coldest arctic region or the hottest desert, athletes can’t play in extreme weather with peak performance. Instead of building a stadium, one option could be to use a fabric structure to protect athletes and have longer sporting seasons. Fabric structures are more durable than ever and are even superior to traditional stadiums for seven reasons. Fabric structures have better sound, no dangerous beams, can adapt to any climate, can be customized, have natural light, energy efficient and are portable.

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