West Virginia Outdoor Learning Lab

Welcome to the West Virginia Outdoor Learning Lab website! You’ll find information to take your Environmental Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (E-STEM) knowledge to the next level!

The goal of the WVOLL is to give you a sound appreciation of West Virginia’s water resources, the need to use them wisely, and to pass on the information to others in your life. Through the program, you’ll learn about nature and receive hands-on training by taking measurements using modern technology, making observations, and analyzing and recording data, just like a scientist!

Whether its learning about the benefits of the forest while zipping from platform to platform on the canopy tour, using technology to test water quality or identifying plants and animals using your smartphone on the wetland boardwalk, this program has something for everyone.

Are you attending the 2017 National Scout Jamboree? If so, stop by the WVOLL tent located at Boulder Cove and take the first step in earning our E-STEM patch by picking up an activity book. Complete just 4 out of the 8 activities, at your own pace, and return your book to earn the patch. Do you have what it takes?


    2017 National Scout Jamboree Activity Book (coming soon!)
    WVOLL Tent Location (pdf)
    Nature’s Notebook (external link)
    *Need help signing up or entering data in Nature’s Notebook? Stop by the WVOLL tent in Boulder Cove and we can help.*

E-STEM Program Subjects:

(Click on the pictures to learn more about each of the subjects!)