The Arlington Outdoor Education Association
cordially invites you to our 8thannual celebration
to benefit the Phoebe Hall Knipling Outdoor Lab!
Join us in kicking off a new fundraising campaign to
expand our facilities to accommodate the growing
Arlington school population.
Sunday, June 2, 2013
Whitlow’s on Wilson
2854 Wilson Boulevard
Tickets: $50/person, $75/couple
Hors d'oeuvres, cash bar, raffle items and music by
The Constituents with Arlington Commissioner of Revenue, Ingrid Morroy.
Outdoor Lab Summer Camp
Plans are underway for another season of fun and learning at the Outdoor Lab Summer Camp.
Listed below are the dates for the 2013 camp program:
4June 24 to June 28: For Arlington residents who will complete Grades 4 or 5 in June
4July 8 to July 12: For Arlington residents who will complete Grades 6, 7, or 8 in June
4July 22 to July 26: For Arlington residents who will complete Grades 4 or 5 in June
Camp applications will be accepted from Thursday, March 7 through Friday, April 5.
For more information visit the APS website.
AOEA purchases adjoining tract of land.
Read about it on the State of NoVa blog.
Arlington Public Schools News Update for June 29
Outdoor Lab's Summer Camps Featured on Green Scene
In the final episode of the 2011-12 school year, Green Scene visits the Outdoor Lab's summer camp. The week-long camp provides a number of nature-related activities and experiences to students who may not otherwise have those experiences. The camp supplements lessons learned in the classroom and helps students prepare for the Virginia Standards of Learning tests.
View video here.
Read AOEA President Mike Nardolilli's weekly blog
for the Arlington Mercury, "The Arlington Green".
The blog looks at nature in Arlington and
the surrounding area.
The Impossibly-Busy Parents’ Guide to Getting Kids Outdoors
Visit the National Wildlife Federation's website for lots of family activities.
Outdoor Lab Boosters Looking to
Augment Rural Acreage
Supporters of the Arlington Outdoor Education Association hope to purchase or protect open space around the group’s 210-acre Phoebe Hall Knipling Outdoor Lab in Fauquier County, so it is not threatened with encroaching development.
“It’s a good time to buy,” said Michael Nardolilli, who heads the non-profit organization that owns the property, which for decades has been used to expose Arlington schoolchildren to natural surroundings.
But time may be ticking away. Read more
Outdoor Lab’s New Classroom Building Achieves
The New Outdoor Lab Building
The Phoebe Hall Knipling Outdoor Laboratory is a 210-acre facility that supports the science program. It provides a place for environmental education for elementary and secondary school children, a place for children to do water study, to come face to face with creatures native to the area, and to walk through the woods learning about the plants and terrain. The facility is staffed by Arlington teachers but maintained by a non-profit association – The Arlington Outdoor Education Association, Inc. of Arlington County Schools.
The facility is staffed by Arlington teachers but maintained by a non-profit association: The Arlington Outdoor Education Association, Inc.