Adam is an internationally acclaimed designer, builder, and researcher of nature based parks, and the founder of Bienenstock Natural Playgrounds. Adam’s nature-play advocacy work and spectacular natural parks and playgrounds have sent him around the world. Whether it is redesigning campuses for nature play in the wake of ISIS attacks in Jakarta or redeveloping the baby panda exhibit for the Toronto Metro Zoo, you will find Bienenstock at the forefront of the movement to connect children to nature.
Strategic projects and partnerships include Parks Canada, Right to Play, the Canadian Wildlife Federation, the US Army, New Zealand Parks and Rec, Nature Play Australia, nature centres, zoos, school boards, childcare facilities and municipalities around the world. Bienenstock sits on various advisory committees including the CSA Playground Safety Standard writing committee, Parliamentary Commission on Urban Conservation, and the Systematic Literature Review on Risky Outdoor Play.
His work is accessible, natural and fun, pushing the comfort zones of executives, municipal managers, procurement officials, teachers and principals. He is known for his wit and humour as a public speaker and invites us to laugh at ourselves as we roll up our sleeves to re-wild our cities and get our kids outside to play!