Thank You for Saving the Outdoor Lab!

The Arlington County Board approved the tax increase to fully fund the Outdoor Lab!

Both the County Board and School Board heard you.

We’re glad Arlington Students will benefit from all the Outdoor Lab has to offer for another year!


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What is 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 six 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 10,000 students, from elementary grades through high school.

The non-profit Arlington Outdoor Education Association (AOEA) owns the land and buildings and partners with Arlington Public Schools who provides the teachers, buses and science programming at the Outdoor Lab.

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