Hollin Meadows Partnership for Outdoor Education

Hollin Meadows Partnership for Outdoor Education The Hollin Meadows Partnership is a 501(c)(3) supporting Outdoor Education at Hollin Meadows Elementary School

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Thank you to our wonderful community for continuing to support the garden throughout the summer in a safe and socially d...
08/06/2020

Thank you to our wonderful community for continuing to support the garden throughout the summer in a safe and socially distant way. Family units have been able to adopt the garden for one week at a time to make sure our grounds continue to thrive while keeping everyone healthy. We have also been fortunate enough to have two Eagle Scout projects (painted rock border and the tree bench) completed with the support of local partners.

Hollin Meadows Partnership for Outdoor Education's cover photo
08/06/2020

Hollin Meadows Partnership for Outdoor Education's cover photo

The past two months have brought a great deal of change and challenges to our community, and like so many other organiza...
05/15/2020
Spring 2020 Newsletter

The past two months have brought a great deal of change and challenges to our community, and like so many other organizations, the Partnership has recalibrated our approach during this unprecedented time. We miss seeing our Hollin Meadows students in the garden and working with community volunteers on Second Sundays, but we love hearing stories and seeing pictures of the many ways our students and families have been learning and playing outside. You have been busy finding earth worms, making nature mandalas, going on (safe and socially distant) hikes, learning how to ride bikes, and starting your own seedlings and gardens.

The past two months have brought a great deal of change and challenges to our community, and like so many other organizations, the Partnership has recalibrated our approach during this unprecedented time. We miss seeing our Hollin Meadows students in the garden and working with community volunteers....

03/02/2020
Calling all fourth graders! What do you know about America’sfederal lands and waters? You can find them almosteverywhere...
02/19/2020
Every Kid Outdoors

Calling all fourth graders! What do you know about America’s
federal lands and waters? You can find them almost
everywhere! From Puerto Rico to Maine and Virginia
to the Pacific Islands, some of America’s most
spectacular destinations await your discovery.
Learn about your heritage and connect with nature
while you explore more than 400 national parks and
millions of acres of federal lands and waters. Visit
cool places like Land Between the Lakes, Channel
Islands, the St. Louis Arch, San Antonio Missions, the
Frederick Douglass home, Canyon of the Ancients,
and the Florida Keys. Listen to howling wolves, check
out prehistoric dinosaur tracks, paddle a river, walk
in the footsteps of Lewis and Clark, or look up into a
dark night sky and reach for the stars!

Visit www.everykidinapark.gov to learn more about
how to obtain and use your pass, get help in
planning your trip, and locate available educational
materials

We are still accepting applications and nominations for the position of President of the Board of Directors. To apply by...
02/11/2020
Seeking Candidates for President of the Partnership Board of Directors

We are still accepting applications and nominations for the position of President of the Board of Directors. To apply by February 29, 2020, please send a resume or brief personal narrative summarizing relevant experience and your connection to the Hollin Meadows School community to [email protected].

The Hollin Meadows Partnership for Outdoor Education is looking for a member of the Hollin Meadows Elementary School community to fill the role of President on the Board of Directors. This individual will work with fellow board members to plan, lead, organize, and facilitate activities for this Sect...

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02/11/2020

Hollin Meadows Partnership for Outdoor Education's cover photo

This is a wonderful opportunity to become involved and support a unique program that benefits students and our larger co...
01/24/2020
Seeking Candidates for President of the Partnership Board of Directors

This is a wonderful opportunity to become involved and support a unique program that benefits students and our larger community!

The Hollin Meadows Partnership for Outdoor Education is looking for a member of the Hollin Meadows Elementary School community to fill the role of President on the Board of Directors. This individual will work with fellow board members to plan, lead, organize, and facilitate activities for this Sect...

Hollin Meadows Partnership for Outdoor Education's cover photo
01/24/2020

Hollin Meadows Partnership for Outdoor Education's cover photo

Mount Vernon, VA Patch
01/16/2020
Mount Vernon, VA Patch

Mount Vernon, VA Patch

The cost difference between the electric buses and current diesel buses will be covered by Dominion Energy.

Hollin Meadows Partnership for Outdoor Education's cover photo
12/04/2019

Hollin Meadows Partnership for Outdoor Education's cover photo

We know there are a lot of causes worthy of your support, and we appreciate you including the Partnership as one of them...
12/03/2019

We know there are a lot of causes worthy of your support, and we appreciate you including the Partnership as one of them. Your tax deductible donation will have a direct positive impact on the education of Hollin Meadows students, now and in the future! If you would like to give the gift of time, contact us at [email protected] to learn more about how you can get involved.

Donations at any level are always appreciated. We work with school administration and staff to ensure your donation is spent thoughtfully. This year, our goal is to support the installation of a weather station, solar panels, and a large storage shed; in addition to introducing a hydroponic learning table and maintaining the 21 raised garden beds and irrigation system.

Tomorrow is #GivingTuesday, a global generosity movement unleashing the power of people and organizations to transform t...
12/02/2019

Tomorrow is #GivingTuesday, a global generosity movement unleashing the power of people and organizations to transform their communities and the world. Download the #DoGoodCalendar for ideas on how to carry that generosity forward throughout the month.

What kind of world could we create if we each gave a little bit each day? At #GivingTuesday, we believe that if we can bring more people into the giving world and get them addicted to generosity, we'll see the long tail effects of that far more than one day a year. Download the December #DoGoodCalendar and make every day GivingTuesday.

Hollin Meadows Partnership for Outdoor Education's cover photo
12/02/2019

Hollin Meadows Partnership for Outdoor Education's cover photo

Thankful for our wonderful community school and the students, teachers, staff, and volunteers that make Hollin Meadows s...
11/22/2019

Thankful for our wonderful community school and the students, teachers, staff, and volunteers that make Hollin Meadows such a special place to learn and grow. The annual Thanksgiving lunch featured 37 pounds of lettuce, carrots, radishes and sweet potato bread from the Learning Production Garden. #schoolgarden #gardentocafeteria #outdooreducation @ Hollin MeadowsElementary

Our students have been hard at work this week getting the produce ready for today’s Thanksgiving lunch. 🍠🥕🥬 #gardentocaf...
11/21/2019

Our students have been hard at work this week getting the produce ready for today’s Thanksgiving lunch. 🍠🥕🥬 #gardentocafeteria #schoolgarden #eatlocal #outsideisthebestside

11/20/2019
Fairfax County Public Schools

Fairfax County Public Schools

Hollin Meadows ES received the first Traffic Garden in FCPS during its recent renovation. Funded by grants from the Virginia Department of Transportation and Neighborhood and Community Services, the scaled-down roadway pavement markings are helping educators teach bike, pedestrian, and road safety to students at the school.

These kiddos have been hard at work in the Learning Production Garden 🥬 #schoolgardening #outdooreducation #playwithyour...
11/19/2019

These kiddos have been hard at work in the Learning Production Garden 🥬 #schoolgardening #outdooreducation #playwithyourfood #outsideisthebestside

The cutest carrot we ever did see 🥕 Thank you, @jendoulamiller and family for helping harvest 👩🏼‍🌾 #schoolgardening #out...
11/19/2019

The cutest carrot we ever did see 🥕 Thank you, @jendoulamiller and family for helping harvest 👩🏼‍🌾 #schoolgardening #outdooreducation

“Scientific research suggests that getting up close and personal with dirt can improve children’s mental and physical he...
11/19/2019
How gardening can help build healthier, happier kids

“Scientific research suggests that getting up close and personal with dirt can improve children’s mental and physical health. Gardening can help kids burn off extra energy and control their impulses, develop strong immune systems, and willingly consume more fruits and vegetables. What’s not to like?”

Studies show being in nature can improve impulse control and immunity, among other positive effects.

The Season of Gratitude
11/18/2019
The Season of Gratitude

The Season of Gratitude

On behalf of the Board of Directors and the larger Hollin Meadows community, we want to thank you for your continued support!

Last Friday, we celebrated the first annual Harvest Gala to benefit the Outdoor Education Program at Hollin Meadows Elem...
10/10/2019

Last Friday, we celebrated the first annual Harvest Gala to benefit the Outdoor Education Program at Hollin Meadows Elementary School. The gala was a resounding success and the Partnership is thrilled to announce that we raised over $20,000.00!

We owe the success of the event to our wonderful school and local communities, patrons, volunteers, sponsors, and donors – without you, none of it would have been possible.

We have a small number of auction items remaining for purchase: https://www.biddingowl.com/auction/index.cfm?auctionID=17641. If you were unable to attend the gala, but are interested in supporting the mission of the Hollin Meadows Partnership for Outdoor Education, please visit our website: https://www.hollinmeadowspartnership.com/donate.

A few volunteer spots are open to help this Friday go off without a hitch!  We really appreciate your help.
09/30/2019
Harvest Gala Volunteer shifts

A few volunteer spots are open to help this Friday go off without a hitch! We really appreciate your help.

We are so grateful that you are attending the Hollin Meadows Harvest gala. If a handful of people can spend some time helping before or during the event things will run smoothly for all.

Observing. Recording. It’s science after all! #outdoorclassroom #outdooreducation #schoolgarden #raingarden
09/19/2019

Observing. Recording. It’s science after all! #outdoorclassroom #outdooreducation #schoolgarden #raingarden

09/18/2019

Support the HMES Outdoor Education Program while doing something good for your health! Auction items from local fitness studios are now available for pre-bidding online. Featured packages include classes from barre3 Alexandria - Old Town, Orangetheory Fitness Old Town Alexandria, and Ascend Cycle in Del Ray!

We think the most magical place on earth is the garden at Hollin Meadows, but Disney World is a very close second! The H...
09/17/2019

We think the most magical place on earth is the garden at Hollin Meadows, but Disney World is a very close second!

The Hollin Meadows Harvest Gala Silent Auction is now open and features four Walt Disney World ticket packages, each including 4 One-Day Park Hopper Tickets that provide admission to a magical experience at one or more of Disney's unique theme parks on the same day; including Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Disney's Hollywood Studios, and Disney's Animal Kingdom.

https://www.biddingowl.com/auction/index.cfm?auctionID=17641

Garden to Cafeteria! It’s all happening! #gardentocafeteria #healthyschoollunch #schoolgarden #zeromilediet
09/16/2019

Garden to Cafeteria! It’s all happening! #gardentocafeteria #healthyschoollunch #schoolgarden #zeromilediet

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Alexandria, VA
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