Only a handful of public schools systems in the US can boast a learning resource like
the Avon Outdoor Learning Center (OLC)!
Started back in the 1980's the OLC is a 7 acre gem where students can put classroom information into real world practices!
History, Science, Math, Social Studies and Language Arts all come to life, engaging all the senses!
Last year more than 9,100 students took part in OLC programs.
We offer educational experiences for all ages in our area- please ask about how to utilize our site and check out our calendar.
We are so grateful for your continued support and generosity.
With the Earth Day event, online auction and in-school fundraising
more than $10,000 was raised in April & May!!!
Join us Monday evenings from 5pm-7pm to help in the garden- bring your own cold drink and we'll have dinner after the chores are done!
We need VOLUNTEERS! If you can spare an hour or two, or ten please drop a line to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Some current needs: sewing for Pioneer Day programs, trail trimming, weeding the garden!
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Dear Community Members,
The future of the Avon Outdoor Learning Center (OLC) is in jeopardy. The funding for the OLC was cut as a result of the failed Avon town referendum in 2011. Since that time, money to pay the Outdoor Instruction Coordinator has been dependent upon grants and fundraising to keep programs in place for the students of Avon Schools and our area. Unfortunately, due to the decline in the economy, fewer grants awarded and a reduction in donations, funding for OLC will be depleted before the end of the 2014/15 school year.
The OLC serves as an engaging outside space that is used to teach all across the cirriculum, from science to history, to our children. Teachers use their visits to the OLC to extend outdoor lessons into the classroom, making learning more meaningful. More than 9,099 students, parents and faculty members visited the OLC during the 2013-14 school year.
The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) considers public school districts as government instrumentalities. As such, The Avon Outdoor Learning Center is eligible to receive tax-deductible contributions from individuals under Section 170 (c)(1) of the Internal Revenue Code (IRC). Please consider making a contribution to the Avon Outdoor Learning Center by submitting a donation directly to the OLC at 7237 E. U.S. Highway 36, Avon, IN 46123.
The Friends of the OLC
Mrs. Davies was awarded the D. H. Lawson Conservation Education Award for 2013 by the Hendricks County Soil and Water Conservation District. Congratulations and thank you for all of your innovative work on behalf of our community!