The current APS budget does NOT include support for the Outdoor Lab.
Staff, Buses and Educational Programs are in Tier 2 of APS budget and NOT currently funded.
Without a change there will be NO Arlington Students at the Outdoor Lab next year!
The APS Budget will be set by April 9th!

What can I do?

  • Contact the School Board and County Board and let them know you support the Outdoor Lab
  • Contact your friends, family, neighbors to do the same
  • Go here to find out how you can help!

What’s at Stake?

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:

Support the Outdoor Lab!

Help maintain this unique facility for generations to come!

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