Thursday, 23 February 2017 13:33

Who We Are

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The Environmental Literacy and Outdoor Education Office of Anne Arundel County Public Schools provides interdisciplinary outdoor education for AACPS students and teachers. We integrate environmental literacy and outdoor learning into the AACPS school-based curricula at all grade levels for all students. We are part of the division of Curriculum and Instruction of Anne Arundel County Public Schools. For 50 years we have provided interdisciplinary environmental and outdoor education. Through outreach and our site-based programs, we provide face-to-face instruction to more than 25,000 students and 8,000 adults each school year. In addition, our school-based curricula reach students at all grade levels every year.

Our goals are to

1. Develop and implement a prekindergarten through high school environmental literacy curriculum and programming that align the MSDE Environmental Literacy standards with up-to-date standards in other core content areas.

2. Empower teachers to use the environment and outdoors as a context for learning.

3. Support the AACPS Strategic Plan of Community Involvement and the Chesapeake Bay Watershed Agreement by serving as a community resource for educating and building stewardship among the citizens of Anne Arundel County.

Arlington Echo Outdoor Education Center is the headquarters of the Environmental Literacy and Outdoor Education Office. AACPS purchased Arlington Echo in 1971 from the Arlington Presbyterian Church of Baltimore. The 24-acre youth camp was named Arlington Echo because a call from the bluff would echo back from across the Severn River. AACPS had previously rented the property to be used as the “Arlington Echo Outdoor School.” In 1974, the site became known as the “Arlington Echo Outdoor Education Center.” Arlington Echo now serves as the outdoor education site for the fourth grade environmental literacy program and the “home base” for the many other programs overseen by EL/OE Office.

Thursday, 23 February 2017 13:30


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MAEOE - Maryland Association of Environmental and Outdoor Education

CBF - Chesapeake Bay Foundation

DPW - Department of Public Works, Anne Arundel County

CBT - Chesapeake Bay Trust

NOAA - National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Adminnistration

AMM - Annapolis Maritime Museum

Thursday, 23 February 2017 13:10

50th Anniversary

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50th Postcard Riverview

Tuesday, 20 August 2013 08:39


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Environmental Literacy and Outdoor Education Office


Melanie Parker




Kristie McWilliams


Arlington Echo 4th Grade Team


Ted Hall

Jessica Lechert

Sheen Goldberg

Anna Youngk

Jayne Clark

Gussie Maguire

Maya Alexander

Caroline Harper


Camp Woodlands Kindergarten Team


Sean McGuinn

Heather McCarthy 

Anna Haley



Chesapeake Connections 6th Grade Team


Amy Greif

Eóin Oneill

Lauren Jenkins

Mike Magaha


Drownproofing 5th Grade Team


Cathy Bellarin

Henry Reisinger

Nancy Schlegel

Karen Hill

Lory Eng

Julie Wilson

Maureen Rhors

Robin Cobb


Environmental Literacy Team

Katy Clemes

Tanya Marushak


Watershed Stewards Academy


Suzanne Etgen

Lara Mulvaney

Brad Deise

Trish Hennessey-Webb

Natalia Sanchez

Katherine Foster

Tara Mairs

Haley Denton



Food Service


Misty Cook

Elayna Froe

Marlon Barnes

Brandon Holmes




Steve Pickens

Donna Belcher

Chenille Powell

Melissa Kramer

Health Services


Heather Winters - Health Assistant



Monday, 30 July 2012 10:38

AE Store

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Pick up an Arlington Echo t-shirt on site and take your memories home with you!

Sunday, 01 March 2009 05:15

About Us

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Sunday, 30 March 2008 10:34

Contact Us

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Monday, 18 February 2008 11:58

Dairy Farm | Maryland Sunrise

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Monday, 18 February 2008 11:58

Center for Applied Technology

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Directions to the Center of Applied Technology North

800 Stevenson Road           Severn, MD          21122                


From Washington DC and points South via Route 50:


Take Route 50 to Route 3/301 North towards Baltimore.

Take Route 301 to Route 97 North towards Baltimore.

On Route 97, take exit 12 – New Cut Road.

At the traffic light at the end of the ramp turn left.

At second light (Stevenson Road) turn right.

CATN is approximately ½ mile on the right.



From Washington DC and points West via Route 295:


Take Route 295 North to Route 100 East.

Take Route 100 to Route 97 South towards Annapolis.

On Route 97 take exit 12 – New Cut Road, merge right.

At light turn right onto Stevenson Road.

CATN is about ½ mile on the right.



From Baltimore and points North via Route 95 and 895:


Take Route 95 to Route 895 (the Harbor Tunnel)

After going through the tunnel take the exit for

Route 97 South towards Annapolis.

Take Exit 12 (New Cut Road)

Merge right.  At 1st light turn right (Stevenson Road)

CATN is approx. ½ mile down on the right


From the Baltimore Beltway West


Take Route 695 to Route 97 South towards Annapolis (Left hand exit)

Take Exit 12 (New Cut Road)

Merge right.  At 1st light turn right (Stevenson Road

CATN is approx. ½ mile down on the right


Monday, 18 February 2008 11:58

Arundel Swim Center

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