A special thanks to my favorite teacher, Dan Stover, who brought his lessons to life and cultivated a love for the outdoors and conservation. It has been 25 years since I was in Mr. Stover’s sixth grade class, but we still stay in touch and his approach to teaching has had a lasting impact on my life.

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.