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     Hello and Welcome!
     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!


    Annually, about 10,000 local students take part in our programs. We offer educational experiences for all ages in our area- please ask about how to utilize our site and schedule a visit.

    Mrs. Davies holding an award photo

    Mrs. Davies was awarded the 2019 Joe Wright Recognition of Excellence Award for lifetime commitment to environmental education by the Environmental Education Association of Indiana.  Congratulations and thank you for all of your innovative work on behalf of our community!  Pictured here with OLC mentor and retired DNR state forester, Sam Carman.

  • 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.
    Click HERE for a map of the OLC  
    Click HERE for directions to the OLC
     How to reach us:
    Address: 7237 E. US Highway 36, Avon, IN  46123
    Phone: 317-544-6400 X 6482
    Educational Coordinator: Jennifer Davies
    Site Coordinator (Volunteer): Carol Ford

    If you can spare an hour or two, or ten, please drop a line to olc@avon-schools.org

    Due to covid restrictions all volunteer work is outdoors and socailly distanced, masks mandatory.

    Some current needs: tree removal (already cut down), trail trimming, and invasive plant removal.

    Check us out on:

    #https://m.facebook.com/Avon-Outdoor-Learning-Center-128428043852680/ https://www.instagram.com/avonolc/   OLC Twitter Account  (@AvonOLC) 
    Please 'friend' the Avon Outdoor Learning Center on Facebook!

    Thank you for your continued support!!