Outdoor Learning Center
Established in the 1980s, the Avon Outdoor Learning Center is a seven-acre gem where students can explore and discover in a classroom without walls, applying academic lessons into real-world practices. Only a handful of public schools systems in the U.S. can boast a learning resource like the OLC.
Approximately 10,000 students take part in our programs each school year. We offer educational experiences for all ages. Keep reading to learn more and to find out how to schedule a visit and utilize this incredible learning resource.
The OLC has an iNaturalist project! Follow along and join us here.
We are located on the south side of Maple Elementary, 7237 East US Highway 36, Avon.
Hi, everyone!My name is Jeremy Maxwell and I am the Coordinator at the OLC. I've been an educator for the past 10 years, and I'm a life-long nature lover. I'm excited to help inspire curiosity about nature in students at ACSC.
The 2nd grade at River Birch recently had a pioneer day and the OLC was on site to teach about animal tracks.
Outdoor Learning Center Coordinator Jeremy Maxwell decided it was time for a change, a new look for the OLC's logo that would bring it more in line with ACSC's schools and capture the joy students experience when they visit.
Scout troop 306 came to the OLC and helped with several projects.
Outdoor Learning Center Coordinator Jeremy Maxwell brought the OLC indoors to share with kindergarten students at Maple Elementary.
Lots of birds are still active during the winter. Read more to see some of them in the Outdoor Learning Center!
Maple students visited the OLC before winter break to talk about pioneer life during the winter.
We encourage learning and exploration in a natural environment, strengthening classroom instruction.
Volunteer Site Coordinator
If you can spare an hour or two (or ten) please contact us.
The following are some of our most pressing current needs:
- Invasive plant removal
- Removal of cut trees
- Trail maintenance
Thank you for your continued support!