2020-21 Annual Report

Jeanne McCarty, Out Teach CEO

Supporting Education, Equity, and Science through COVID and Beyond

We believe that we are now in a unique moment in time to drive home the power and promise of more hands-on, student-driven outdoor instruction. It’s time to:

  • Re-imagine and re-engineer teaching and learning into something fundamentally more effective and equitable for all students.
  • Equip teachers to move away from traditional lecture-style teaching, and become facilitators of active, student-driven learning.
  • Ensure science education is a fundamental part of every child’s early education.

Read Jeanne’s message

Key Initiatives in 2020-21

to the Pandemic

Educational Equity

the Science Gap

By the Numbers


School partners served in 21 districts


Teachers and instructional leaders supported


Students reached


STEM campers engaged


Open educational resources provided


Volunteers signed up

2020-21 Audited Financials

Out Teach 2020-21 Form 990

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.