The Outdoor Lab is a partnership between the Arlington Public Schools (APS) and the non-profit Arlington Outdoor Education Association (AOEA).
- APS provides the teachers, educational program and buses.
- AOEA owns and manages the land and buildings as well as advocates for outdoor education, STEAM curriculum, and hands-on, experiential leaning.
The AOEA is an all volunteer, hands-on organization that keeps this beloved Arlington institution available for Arlington students and families.
We need members of the Arlington community to step-up and help us in this critical time for educating our students.
We need Board Members for the AOEA!
Current and past Board Members have a variety of experience and skills. Many are parents, teachers or staff of Arlington schools. Others are scientists, marketing professionals, real estate agents/builders or consultants. We need a variety of experiences to challenge our organization to improve and grow.
If you are willing to help Arlington children and the Outdoor Lab (or know someone who might) please contact the AOEA President to learn more about our Board of Directors at email@example.com. We elect a slate of Directors at our annual meeting in April/May, but have openings year round.
If you’d like to volunteer to help the Outdoor Lab in other ways learn more HERE.
APS Students- Join the AOEA Board
In 2021, the AOEA Board began a student Board Member program. A great opportunity for those APS students who have benefitted from the Outdoor Lab and want to do more.
The student Board Member participates in AOEA board meetings, offering advice and voting on AOEA business. They participate in AOEA events at the Outdoor Lab and in Arlington. And acts a liaison to their schools and student groups in APS.
If you are a rising Junior or Senior at an APS high school and are interested in learning more. Contact AOEA Board president at firstname.lastname@example.org.