Office of Science PreK-12
Outdoor Science Education

The VISION of the Baltimore County Public Schools Outdoor Science Program is to develop a community of environmentally literate citizens who demonstrate stewardship and an authentic passion for learning about the natural world.

The MISSION of the BCPS Outdoor Science program is to:

  • Promote the use of the environment as an integrated context for learning.
  • Promote overall academic achievement through the use of authentic, hands-on investigations.
  • Support schools in the use of their schoolyards as learning communities.
  • Provide resources and experiences that promote environmental literacy and develop a sense of personal stewardship.
  • Involve the BCPS community in experiences that will promote lifelong learning by aligning academic standards and authentic investigations with action.
  • Encourage students to embrace and develop a respect for the natural world.
  • Promote curiosity and exploration of the natural world.
  • Model and encourage environmental stewardship, collaboration, and communication.
  • Develop citizens who are environmentally responsible


If you have any questions about elementary school programming, please contact Eric Cromwell  at 443-809-2063.

For information about Secondary Outdoor Science Programs please contact Joe Davis at 443-809-4251

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