Lynbrook Elementary has two outdoor learning spaces. The Outdoor Learning Lab at the front of our school was created in 2011 and has been added to over the years. Most recently, outdoor classroom spaces and Science Learning Stations were added through a partnership between OutTeach, Hilton Worldwide and our School Community. Hilton Volunteers, OutTeach Staff and school and community members worked together to create a space that includes two outside classrooms, a Compost Bin and Rain Barrel, an Earth Science Station, a Weather Station, a Decomposition Observation Station, an Edible Garden Station and a Free Little Library. In addition, this is a National Wildlife Federation Certified Habitat as well as a certified Monarch Waystation planted with native Virginia plants.
Our second learning space is found within our internal courtyard of the school where a bird sanctuary has been created in accordance with National Audubon Guidelines with native Virginia plants. This area also contains several raised keyhole beds for edible gardens and science investigations.
Lynbrook is registered with the National Wildlife Federation as an Eco School. Through Project Based Learning we teach students about being conscious of our impact on the environment as individuals and as a school while emphasizing our role as Global and Ethical Citizens.
Our Science Resource Teacher works with other environmental educators in FCPS to develop education programs, systems, and resources for all teachers and students within our division, through a teacher leadership team and Get2Green.
The Leprechaun Community is proud to represent our green heritage through our school spirit and our role as environmental stewards.