Bio-Diversity at the ODL

The Outdoor Lab is comprised of 226 acres including a mountain gap, streams, springs, pond, meadows and woodlands.

Every school day, students hike our trails and meadows, catch creatures in the streams and pond and immerse themselves in their natural world.

The Outdoor Lab staff and the supporting non-profit, the AOEA, work tirelessly to protect and improve the ODL’s Outdoor Classroom and diversify the flora and fauna of the Outdoor Lab’s eco-system.

We are committed to removing non-native and invasive plants and replacing them with natives.

Native plants are better suited to their environment and can survive and thrive with the water and nutrients found naturally.  They also provide food and habitat for native insects and plants.