Seeds Of Change is giving away $190,000 in grants and we could be one of the recipients!  Please vote daily until 4/21:  http://www.seedsofchangegrant.com/TheGallery.aspx
Our generous supporters have donated more than $15,000 since November to keep programs going at the OLC!  Below are just a few:
 
 
H Power Hendricks Power     
 Maple sc Maple Student Council
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 by May 2014. However, you can help keep the doors open to this valuable community resource by helping us raise $30,000 prior to the end of the 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 9,100 students, parents and faculty members visited the OLC during the 2012-13 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.

Sincerely,

The Friends of the OLC
 
Mrs. Davies was recently 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!
Lawson award
 
 Last year we served 9,100 students and visitors-
Come join us this year for a learning adventure! 
 
How to reach us:
Address: 7237 E. US Highway 36, Avon, IN  46123
Phone: 317-544-6400 X 6482
Educational Coordiantor: Jennifer Davies
Site Coordinator (Volunteer): Carol Ford
 
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Our great friends at Hendricks County Soilid Waste Managment District recently came out for a visit and they want to share the OLC with you! 
Watch here:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MntYm0gf6rk
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                  Avon Outdoor Learning Center Video Tour:

 
 
 Welcome to the OLC!  We are located behind Maple Elementary School in Avon, Indiana and our goal is to encourage learning and exploration which strengthens classroom instruction.
 
Please 'friend' the Avon Outdoor Learning Center on Facebook!
 

If you are dreaming of spring, please check out the awesome assortment of seed and products at Renee's Garden-
click here: http://www.reneesgarden.com/    
If you place an order and put the code 'FR667A' in the coupon box then they donate 25% of what you spend to the OLC!  
Thank you for your continued support!!