Outdoor Education

Sixth graders at each middle school in MCPS participate in a three-day, two night residential outdoor environmental education program. While in residence, students learn about various aspects of the environment as they participate in lessons that directly connected to the grade six curriculum that cannot be carried out at the home school. Students are accompanied by their teachers who provide instruction and supervision during their stay.


Outdoor Education Coordinator

Ms. Katherine Schwartz


When:

  • Session 1: February 21 - 23         (Ms. Paciotti pds 1,3,5 & 6 and Ms. Brown period 5)
  • Session 2: February 26 - 28         (Ms. Edwards pds 1,2,5 and Mr. Edwards pd 7 and Mrs. Schultze Pd 2) 
  • Session 3: February 28 - March 2 (Ms. Edwards pds 6 & 7 and Ms. Paciotti period 7)

Important 2018 Information and Forms: 

Parent Night Presentation 2018

MCPS Parent Information Page for Outdoor Education

Payments can be made through this MCPS portal or checks can be brought into GMS and given to Ms. Schwartz.


2018 Volunteer & Chaperone Information & Forms - coming soon
Chaperone Interest Meeting For Outdoor Education
Chaperone Information English
Chaperones Brochure (English or Spanish)
English Spanish
Overnight Volunteer form
Daytime Only Volunteer form
Chaperone Checklist
Background Check Information for Parents
Background Check form  
Day & Nighttime Volunteer forms
Chaperone Checklist
Background Check Information for Parents
Background Check form  

Photos

Some pictures from previous GMS Outdoor Education classes.

hiking in to ODE
deer
red tailed hawk
stream study