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Teaching and Learning Outdoors Webinar

The US Department of Education, Out Teach, district leaders, and teachers share expertise to help everyone accelerate learning outdoors. During the pandemic, thousands of educators across the country began exploring the possibilities of outdoor learning to improve...

Outdoor Learning All Year Long – Four Favorite Lessons!

There’s still plenty of ways to accelerate learning outdoors It may be chilly, but there's still plenty of ways to accelerate learning outdoors! Check out our open educational resources, including a few staff favorites: Weather Data Collection Grade 5 Watch your...

ESSER Funds Support Outdoor Learning

Achieve long-term improvements in student performance and teacher job satisfaction. National nonprofit Out Teach is helping several State Departments of Public Instruction incorporate outdoor learning into their academic recovery and long-term pandemic strategies. Out...

Out Teach Lessons: Inspiring Women in STEM

Out Teach works to inspire young women to pursue STEM careers Female scientists, especially those of color, are underrepresented in STEM fields. So the Lyda Hill Philanthropies created the IF/THEN collection to spotlight their important work. To get more young women...

How a plastic bag of leaves can change the world

It hadn’t been like this before.  When 4th grade teacher Lucia Espinoza mentioned to her students that they’d be heading outside to build a device to collect hidden water, she was surprised when a girl named Jasmin came to school the next day so excited for the lesson...

Catalogue for Philanthropy Recognizes Out Teach

Out Teach Named ‘One of the Best’ Nonprofits by the Catalogue for Philanthropy As it Celebrates its 18th Anniversary Working in the Greater Washington Region, the Catalogue for Philanthropy is Proud to Honor Out Teach WASHINGTON, D.C.—After an intentional application...

Charice Chever

Thank you for all the extra effort you make to help the teachers at Boyd Elementary grow in experiential learning. I am amazed at the wonderful work you have done in creating a learning community committed to academic excellence.

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.