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Landscape architect for nearly 30 years, Jill Rice is well-known for her specialist area of design, outdoor educational environments for children, which she delivers through her thriving practice, Get Outside Ltd. Jill is convinced about the importance of the environment to children’s learning and well-being. 

Working collaboratively with educators and their learning communities, Jill and her design team always aim to achieve spaces that reflect their particular aspirations and the unique qualities of their site. Every design is different, but all are as natural as is possible and practical. Most of their work is with established schools and early childhood centres who want to revitalise the environments they provide. To date Get Outside has worked with nearly 400 different centres and schools throughout Aotearoa NZ, developing stimulating, nature-rich environments to support student learning in the outdoors.