The Outdoor Lab has been providing Arlington students hands-on, experiential outdoor learning for over 50 years! The Arlington Outdoor Education Association (AOEA) is run soley by volunteers and depends on donations from the community to maintain and operate the Outdoor Lab.
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The Arlington Outdoor Education Association, Inc (AOEA) was founded in 1967 to own, operate and maintain the Phoebe Hall Knipling Outdoor Laboratory (The Outdoor Lab). The AOEA is a nonprofit, tax-exempt charitable organization (tax identification number 54-0840089) under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Donations are tax-deductible as allowed by law
The Outdoor Lab is a 225-acre facility created to provide a place for environmental education of Arlington school children in support of the Science Program. It includes hiking trails, streams, a lake, an observatory, camp sites and classroom and kitchen facilities.
AOEA is run soley by volunteers. AOEA depends on donations from the community to maintain and operate the Outdoor Lab, while Arlington Public Schools provides teachers and staff who work at the Lab.
The Annual Report of AOEA, Inc. is available upon request from the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Office of Charitable and Regulatory Programs.
The AOEA earned GuideStar‘s Bronze Seal of Transparency.