The Iowa Playground Safety Network, a group of agencies and organizations working together to promote playground safety in Iowa, is sponsoring a regional Playground Safety Conference on Oct. 19, 2000, from 7:30 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. at the Buena Vista County Extension Office in Storm Lake.
The conference fee is $30 and includes lunch, breaks and conference materials.
The conference is planned to educate everyone about safety. Schools, parks and recreation, child care providers, YMCA's Emergency Medical Service personnel, Public Health staff, social workers, parents and others interested in playground safety issues are welcome to attend.
Some topics to be covered are risk management, age-appropriate play, surfacing, supervision, maintenance, accessibility, planning and design and fund-raising. Participants will receive an information packet with playground safety resources.
Please register by Friday, Oct. 6, by contacting Rhonda Rosenboom at 712-757-5045 or Eugenia Hanlon at 712-297-8611. For more information on this conference you may also call one of the numbers above or your nearest Iowa State University Extension office.