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Arlington Outdoor Education Association

Explore. Wonder. Learn.

aka AOEA, The Outdoor Lab   |   Arlington, VA   |  http://www.outdoorlab.org

Mission

The Arlington Outdoor Education Association (AOEA) owns and operates the Phoebe Hall Knipling Outdoor Lab. The AOEA's purpose is: To provide and advocate for enriched educational opportunities for students of Arlington Public Schools in Arlington County, Virginia. • To provide a facility and support a school program designed to give urban children an opportunity to learn math, science, arts, humanities, and vocational skills in a natural setting. • To encourage conservation by preserving a natural area and supporting an instructional program to give young people a better understanding of the natural world. Over 9,000 students a year participate in a learning experience tailored to meet their specific curriculum needs.

Ruling year info

1968

President, Board of Directors

Mr. Michael Maleski

Main address

PO Box 5646

Arlington, VA 22205 USA

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EIN

54-0840089

NTEE code info

Environmental Education and Outdoor Survival Programs (C60)

Natural History, Natural Science Museums (A56)

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Arlington Public Schools Environmental Education

The Arlington Outdoor Education Association (AOEA) and the Arlington County Public Schools (APS) are partners in the Outdoor Lab.

Almost every school day, a bus full of enthusiastic Arlington County Public School children travel out to the Lab to break free from the classroom and experience nature, science, and the outdoor environment first-hand. Teacher-naturalists lead students in a wide variety of activities to support and supplement the classroom science curriculum. Annually, the Outdoor Lab provides hands-on outdoor and environmental education to more than 7,000 students from elementary grades through high school. Students come face-to-face with native creatures, walk the woods, learn about the terrain and plant life, and study the extraordinary skies. Perhaps most importantly, they develop a respect for and appreciation of the natural world while learning that science is interactive and alive.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

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How we listen

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Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We demonstrated a willingness to learn more by reviewing resources about feedback practice.
done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
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    To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We look for patterns in feedback based on demographics (e.g., race, age, gender, etc.), We look for patterns in feedback based on people’s interactions with us (e.g., site, frequency of service, etc.), We tell the people who gave us feedback how we acted on their feedback

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    We don't have any major challenges to collecting feedback

Financials

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Arlington Outdoor Education Association

Board of directors
as of 07/21/2023
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Board chair

Michael Maleski

Arlington Outdoor Education Association

Term: 2020 - 2024

Paul Diehl

Anita Knipling Scott

Michael Maleski

Mary Ann Penning

Scott Kovarovics

Ann Thomson

Tom Twomey

Colleen Levine

Heather Spence

Cristina Brayton-Lewis

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 10/19/2021

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The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

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