Welcome to the Outdoor Lab
The Phoebe Hall Knipling Outdoor Lab is a 225-acre facility that provides science and outdoor education to the students of Arlington County Public Schools. In this natural classroom, urban youth — often for the first time — can run in a meadow, climb a mountain, hike beside a stream, or fish in a pond. Up to four classes per week visit the Outdoor Lab, some overnight, and there are three week-long summer camps.
Each year, the Outdoor Lab provides hands-on outdoor and environmental education to more than 9,000 students, from elementary grades through high school.
Learn More about this unique educational resource:
- See what’s New at the Lab
- Learn more about our Educational Programs
- Come to one of our upcoming Events
Help maintain this unique facility for generations to come!