Accelerate Learning Outside

To help all elementary students build the early STEM, 21st Century, and SEL skills needed to forge pathways toward rewarding careers, Out Teach equips and inspires teachers to use outdoor spaces for cross-curricular experiences that make science real, relevant, and relatable for every student every day.

Find out how our professional development services and outdoor spaces can improve safety, bring science to life, and make learning more engaging and fun.

Out Teach empowers teachers and students to go outside expectations


    Students served every year


    12-15% increase in standardized test score pass rates


      Increase in teacher effectiveness and job satisfaction


        Volunteers helped build and maintain outdoor classrooms last year


        Districts in 6 states and the District of Columbia

        *Reported by teachers and partner schools

          See Us in ACTION

            Who We Are

            Out Teach works with districts and schools to create the effective professional development programs and rich outdoor learning environments they need to unlock student performance with the power of outdoor experiential learning.

            Our Partners RAVE about Out Teach.

              Every parent wants a child who’s engaged and excited at school, and every child deserves lessons that help them succeed in school and in life. We’re proud that Out Teach helps to give our teachers the training and tools they need to achieve our goals.

                Dr. Maxwell, Prince George's County Superintendent

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                A student came up to me wide-eyed and excited and said, ‘I absolutely love science!’ It’s moments like those that I live for as a teacher. To be there when something clicks.

                  Elena Steven, 5th grade Science, Henderson Elementary

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                  The cross-curricular applications in the outdoor classroom are wonderful, especially in Math and Science. Taking lessons outdoors and weaving them together gives them all more meaning and impact.

                    Nina Lattimore, Principal, Capitol Heights Elementary School

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                    Out Teach organized a fantastic event for our team to work alongside students and create an outdoor classroom that they can enjoy for years to come. Many of our Team Members commented that this was the best community service event we’ve ever done, and I wholeheartedly agree.

                      Chris Nassetta, President & CEO, Hilton

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                      When I have contact with the garden and get to have experiences, I learn better than when I just read about things.

                        Nicolas, 5th grade

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                        Professional Learning Program

                        Out Teach empowers teachers to get outside—beyond the classroom—to create unforgettable learning experiences and measurable academic results. Our Professional Learning Program is a multifaceted partnership within each school, proven to increase teacher effectiveness and job satisfaction and boost student achievement.

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                                  Out Teach, formerly REAL School Gardens, provides professional development for elementary school teachers. Out Teach prepares them to use school gardens, outdoor classrooms, and green schoolyards to improve instruction through three-dimensional project-based learning, and outdoor experiential inquiry-based education. Professional learning with Out Teach improves hands-on science and STEM education through instructional coaching and digital education resources and improves 21st Century skills.