The AACPS Environmental Literacy and Outdoor Education instructional programs, provide both in-classroom and out-of-classroom experiences. Students participate in authentic, interdisciplinary, hands-on, environmental and outdoor learning. The lessons and 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.