All GCPS schools will be closed from March 16 through April 24, 2020.

The GCPS central office will be closed to the public until further notice. Anyone with a question or concern may contact, and you will receive a response.

There are 3 confirmed cases of Coronavirus in Garrett County at the present time.

Please continue to check our website and the GCPS Coronavirus Updates page for more information.

Hickory Environmental Education Center

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Hickory Environmental Education Center
604 Pride Parkway
Accident, MD 21520
Phone 301.746.8461
Fax 301.746.8051

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Hickory Environmental Education Center fulfills the environmental learning requirement for Garrett County public school students. All students in grades K through eight visit Hickory twice each year. High school students in Environmental Science, Biology, Chemistry, Earth Science, and Physical Science complete lessons at Hickory once each semester.

Hickory Holiday Open House 2019

Hickory's Christmas open house has been scheduled for Thursday, December 12 from 5 to 7:30 PM. Tour the nature hall and look at the night sky in the planetarium. Coffee, hot chocolate, and cookies will be provided. This is the only time during the year that Hickory is open to the public.