Today in the River Talk blog I wrote about new Twin Cities park initiatives and mentioned that our riverfronts could provide “essential learning spaces.” http://riverlife.umn.edu/2013/08/06/river-is-central-to-new-park-initiatives/ Most readers will probably glide over this phrase, being more interested in rivers than in learning.
What kind of learning would be best conducted in riverfront space? What kinds of spaces would be most conducive to learning? How (or can) the physical space for learning coincide with digital spaces?
If, as we claim, River Life is about helping people become “hydro-literate” citizens, these are not idle questions, but rather get to the heart of our purpose.