The Outdoor Lab is a partnership between the Arlington Outdoor Education Association (AOEA) and Arlington Public Schools (APS).

School Year- Weekdays

Arlington Public Schools has exclusive use of the Outdoor Lab for their educational programs during the school year and for three weeks during summer for Camp. Parents, Students and Teachers can find out when their school or program is visiting the Outdoor Lab at the APS Science Department Outdoor Lab webpage. (both a list of dates by school or a month-by-month google calendar.) For questions, contact the Arlington Public Schools Science Office at (703) 228-6166 or

Year Round- Weekends

The non-profit AOEA programs weekend activities at the Outdoor Lab including Open Houses (Spring and Fall), various volunteer workdays, and educational programs for members and supporting organizations.

  • Open Houses– Open to all Arlington families and AOEA members
  • Volunteer Workdays– contact Volunteer Coordinator at to join us
  • Educational Programs– check our News Page for upcoming programs.

If you are part of a Group that would like to volunteer at the Outdoor Lab or are part of an Educational Organization that would like to partner with the Outdoor Lab please go to Volunteer Page for more info.

Outdoor Lab Calendar

The Outdoor Lab Calendar below displays the AOEA weekend activities currently scheduled. It also shows APS high-level calendar and Holidays for reference.