Open House and Annual Meeting

The Outdoor Lab’s semi-annual  Open House is happening Saturday May 21st from 10 -4pm.

We’ll also have our Annual Meeting at the ODL at 11am and via Zoom.

Click here for more info, we hope to see you Saturday!

Donate or Become a Member

The Outdoor Lab is supported by a non-profit that needs your help.  Please become a MEMBER or make a  DONATION today!  We’d love to talk with PTAs and community groups in Arlington about partnering with the Outdoor Lab.

Fundraiser May 20th 4-8p

Fundraiser Friday May 20th 4-8pm

Shop Friday, May 20th between 4pm and 8pm to support the Outdoor Lab! One More Page Books will donate 15% of all sales during those hours – in person and online – to the Arlington Outdoor Education Association.  Meet a great local business and support the ODL.

How can I Support the ODL?

Check out the Outdoor Lab’s Wish List

If you shop on Amazon, Check out the Outdoor Lab’s Wish List for items to help students learn at the Outdoor Lab. While shopping, make sure to select the Arlington Outdoor Education Association as your AmazonSmile charity.

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.

Here’s a video for the Outdoor Lab’s 50th anniversary produced by APS’s AETV Green Scenes.

Learn More about this unique educational resource: