975 Indian Landing Road
Millersville, MD 21108
tel. 410-222-3822

Every AACPS fourth grade class visits Arlington Echo Outdoor Education Center in Millersville, MD as part of their environmental literacy learning. We offer the experience in two different formats: a one-day or an overnight experience. Arlington Echo programs are linked to the science curriculum throughout the school year. Through exciting, hands-on activities, students investigate the human impact on climate, land, water and living things in the Chesapeake Bay in its watershed. They are challenged to put environmental ideals into action.

Students travel to different learning stations on site, gathering information to develop an educated and environmentally responsible answer to an overarching question: How can we help the Chesapeake Bay? Activities include canoeing, seining, stormwater investigation and more.

Supervision and instruction are provided by Arlington Echo staff and Chaperones recruited by classroom teachers. All Chaperones undergo background checks.

Meals are provided in the dining hall through AACPS Food and Nutrition Services. We challenge students to minimize their food waste by following the philosophy “Take what you like; Eat what you take” and by participating in our on-site composting program. Students aim for a “Zero Waste” meal.

Climate controlled cabins with bunk beds and bathroom facilities provide overnight accommodations. Arlington Echo is a 24-acre outdoor education site owned by AACPS. It includes forest, stream and wetland habitats and is located on the Severn River.

 A collage of photos with students hiking, using microscopes, looking at bees and holding paddles. A collage of photos with students standing near a garden, holding a net, using a clipboard and standing with lifejackets on.  


If your school has an upcoming experience scheduled and you are volunteering, you will receive an email with detailed information from EHall@aacps.org. If you have not received an email and your program is scheduled with in the next 2 days please contact Ted Hall at EHall@aacps.org.

Ted Hall ehall@aacps.org

Jason Toraldo jtoraldo@aacps.org 

Arlington Echo 410-222-3822

Please Contact Food & Nutrition Services at 410-222-5900 with any dietary concerns