Welcome to the Outdoor Lab

Help meet our goal of raising $50,000 to kick off the Outdoor Lab’s 50th year. Please make a donation today!

The Outdoor Lab celebrates its 50th anniversary this year!

Please join us Saturday, June 4 for cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, and dancing as we kick off the Lab’s 50th year. More info and tickets here. Don’t miss this momentous, once-in-a-lifetime event!

Thank you for helping us reach -- and exceed! -- our goal as we kicked off our 50th Anniversary Year. Watch the wonderful APS video about the Outdoor Lab here. Many thanks to John Stuhldreher for his help with this project.

The Phoebe Hall Knipling Outdoor Lab is a 225-acre facility that provides science and outdoor education to the students of Arlington County Public Schools. In this natural classroom, urban youth — often for the first time — can run in a meadow, climb a mountain, hike beside a stream, or fish in a pond. Four classes per week visit the Outdoor Lab, one of which has an overnight, and there are three week-long summer camps.

Each year, the Outdoor Lab provides hands-on outdoor and environmental education to more than 9,000 students, from elementary grades through high school.

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We invite you to learn more about this unique educational resource. See what’s new at the lab. Learn more about our educational programs. Come to one of our upcoming events. And please consider donating to the Arlington Outdoor Education Association to help maintain this unique facility for generations to come.