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 referendum.Since that time, money to pay the Outdoor Instruction Coordinator has beendependent upon grants and fundraising to remain open to the students of AvonSchools. Unfortunately, due to the decline in the economy, fewer grants awardedand a reduction in donations, funding for OLC will be depleted by February2014. However, you can help keep the doors open to this valuable community resourceby helping us raise $30,000 prior to February.
The OLC serves as an engaging “outside” lab that has beenused to teach science, math and history to our students. Teachers use theirvisits to the OLC to extend outdoor lessons into the classroom to make learningmore meaningful. More than 9,100 students, parents and faculty members visitedthe OLC during the 2012-13 school year.
The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) considers public schooldistricts as government instrumentalities. As such, The Avon Outdoor LearningCenter is eligible to receive tax-deductible contributions from individualsunder Section 170 (c)(1) of the Internal Revenue Code (IRC). Please considermaking a contribution to the Avon Outdoor Learning Center by submitting adonation directly to the OLC at 7237 E. U.S. Highway 36, Avon, IN 46123.
The Friends of the OLC
Last year we served 9,100 students and visitors- Come join us this year for a learning adventure!
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.
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Here is an easy way to support the OLC (and get free stuff!)!! Visit this link to set up your FREE home energy audit today! $25 will be donated to the OLC upon completion of your audit. And you get a free box of energy saving goodies!!