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Instructional Programs

Grade 6 Residential Program 

Residential Stream Study1Sixth graders at each middle school in MCPS participate in a three-day, two-night residential outdoor environmental education program*.  While in residence, students study various aspects of the local environment as they participate in outdoor investigations that are directly connected to the grade six curriculum and the MSDE environmental education standards. Students are accompanied by their teachers, who, in collaboration with an OEEP staff member, provide instruction and supervision during their stay.

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 Day Programs  

Day Program1Yearly, through our Day Programs, over 10,000 K-5 MCPS students participate in outdoor environmental investigations and explorations at either the  Lathrop E. Smith Environmental Center or at the  Kingsley Environmental Center. Each program is directly linked to the school curriculum at each grade level with a focus on STEM relationships. Schools may also request an in-school visit from an environmental educator to provide assistance and guidance in the integration of environmental education at the local school site.  





*Day only options are available to accommodate individual needs at the Grade 6 program.