Field Trip: First Grade Outdoor Education
Stimulating afternoon at the Smith Environmental Education Center in Montgomery County.
Montgomery County educator William Kraegel demonstrates some the rock hammer for our first grade class. I was impressed with the quality of the class and only wish our son could go once a week instead of once a year.
Smith Environmental Education Center
5110 Meadowside Ln., Rockville, MD, 20855
(301) 924-3123 - Venue Website
The Outdoor Education Program, based at the Lathrop E. Smith Environmental Education Center serves students in grades K-12 throughout the county with two student-centered programs. The residential program provides on-site, hands-on environmental education experiences to the total sixth grade population. Students attend the residential program for a 3 day/ 2 night program. The two components of the day program serve students in the elementary grades, as well as secondary and alternative program students. The center is also utilized by a variety of MCPS programs and schools for staff development several times each year. The center provides teacher-training activities that include classes and workshops emphasizing environmental studies and their application to teaching in the out-of-doors as well as in the classroom.