Thank you to all that attended our 60th Celebration!  Check out this video of the event!!




Please join us as we celebrate the 60th anniversary of the MCPS Outdoor Environmental Education Program

When?  Saturday, Oct. 14, 2023, from 10 am  to 1 pm


Where?  Lathrop E. Smith Environmental Education Center, 5110 Meadowside Lane in Derwood.  

Parking will be extremely limited on-site. Attendees are strongly encouraged to take the shuttle from Magruder High School, 5939 Muncaster Mill Rd, Derwood, MD 20855.  Park on the right side of the building when facing Magruder for the shuttle.

Schedule of events:

10:15 a.m.  - Welcome and Speakers in White Oak Hall

  • Hear from Joe Howard, the founder of Outdoor Ed and from former students who chose environmentally focused careers.

11 am - Check out the following activities and exhibits which will be located throughout the grounds of the Smith Center:

Here are just a few examples:  

  • Participate in a reforestation project and decorate a pumpkin to take home.
  • Explore the Nature on Wheels science field station.
  • Explore a variety of exhibits and activities to learn more about the natural world and environmental stewardship.

Look for the following exhibitors at the Smith Center: