The Women who make the Outdoor Lab Great
Phoebe Hall Knipling
The Outdoor Lab owes its existence to Phoebe Hall Knipling. Her vision and determination that children should experience science first hand, led to the creation of the Outdoor Lab and other pillars of Arlington science education like the Brown Planetarium, Gulf Branch and Long Branch Nature Centers. Learn more from a recent story from Arlington Library’s Womens Work series.
Anita Knipling Scott
Phoebe’s daughter Anita has served on the Board of Directors of the Outdoor Lab for years. She’s continued to build on her mother’s vision and helped thousands of Arlington families experience the joys of the Outdoor Lab.
Recently, Anita was interviewed for the Biscuit Mountain Breakdown and shared some of the early history of the Outdoor Lab. Click here to listen to podcast “Walking Down Memory Lane.”
The Biscuit Mountain Breakdown podcast interviews leaders in the field of outdoor education. Such as Dr. Kendra Liddicoat who researches memories as outcomes for programs like The Outdoor Lab. Learn about how memories are an important feature of what happens at nature centers and how we can use that research to improve our program. Click HERE for Podcasts.