The mission of Outdoor School is to empower students to act upon their environmental knowledge and skills. Students learn about different aspects of the environment and then have the opportunity to put their knowledge in to action by participating in a service project such as tree planting to improve the riparian buffers, maintaining habitat plantings and other worthwhile projects.
Upon successfully completing Outdoor School, students receive 10 service-learning hours. Students have the opportunity to earn 10 additional service-learning hours after returning home from Outdoor School. Students must complete their project and the Outdoor School Reflection Form by October 31st of their 7th grade year. Please see the "What's Next" section and the "Links to Resources" section of this website for project ideas.
Hashawha Environmental Center
Home of Carroll County Outdoor School
300 John Owings Road, Westminster, Md. 21158