Beginning with the 2020-2021 academic year, the Northwest ISD Outdoor Learning Center will close for academic use and community rentals.
 This decision is in response to the continued challenges of COVID-19 and what is in the best interest of all students, teachers, and community members. While our facility and program may be closed, we will continue to advocate for curiosity, critical thinking, collaboration and problem-solving in the many environments we learn and explore this next year. 

We will continue to work in the curriculum and instruction department to support our shift in educational needs during pandemic times. We encourage you to follow us on social media to stay up-to-date on ways you can connect to the great outdoors. Thank you for your continued patience during these challenging times! Remember as practice healthy choices and social distancing, to take opportunities to get outside!

Until further notice, this facility is closed to all educational and non-educational programming, including meetings, professional development and banquets. For additional questions or comments, please contact the OLC Coordinator, Amy Hollenshead, at

You can interact with us at these sites:


Have some
#NISDoutside news you would like to share with us? 

We love to learn about your campus-based outdoor experiences, classroom connections to nature and how you are being an active environmental steward! Tag us with #NISDoutside @NISDOLC

Other ways you can see what we are discovering with NISD students while outside:

Visit us on Facebook

Visit with us on Twitter

Maybe check to see if we have updated our Instagram Feed:

We use the tags #NISDOLC and #NISDoutside for our posts.
We also do our best to tag your campus' social media accounts, along with your campus principal and teachers leading experiences that day.