Why We Do It
Students Achieve More Outdoors
Children learn best when they’re actively engaged in experiential lessons, and they love exploring outdoors. But it’s difficult for busy teachers to effectively integrate hands-on outdoor instruction into the regular school day. So Out Teach coaches and inspires teachers with professional learning and empowers them with engaging outdoor classroom features so they can lead experiential outdoor lessons.
Starting early in school, children in low-income communities are less likely to succeed academically. One reason for this is that low-income schools lack engaging learning experiences that help children build foundational knowledge and develop a life-long love of learning.
Hands-on outdoor instruction fundamentally changes both where and how teachers work with their students. It takes effective training, engaging spaces, and ongoing support to empower teachers to conduct experiential lessons outdoors.
Out Teach works with districts and schools to implement effective professional development programs and build rich outdoor learning environments to unlock student performance with the power of outdoor experiential learning. In addition to improving academics, experiential lessons outdoors also provide a wide-range of other benefits.
21st Century Skills
Health & Wellness
Our Professional Development Program produces measurable gains for our school partners.