“To empower students of all ages through authentic hands-on outdoor experiences with the environmental knowledge, skills, and motivation to make and act upon responsible environmental decisions.”
Through the AACPS Environmental Literacy and Outdoor Education programs, students participate in authentic, interdisciplinary, hands-on, environmental and outdoor learning. Our programs enhance, extend and enrich classroom curriculum. Students connect with their local environment, investigate the impact of their actions on our planet, and learn to make and act upon responsible environmental decisions. Students also prepare for college, career and civic life while they build environmental literacy. Our programs also reach teachers and community members.