DALLAS – Oct. 27, 2022 – Outdoors Tomorrow Foundation, the leading provider of in-school outdoor education, has hit a new milestone with its Outdoor Adventures program now in 1,000 kindergarten, middle, and high schools across the country.
“All across the country over 100,000 students annually will learn wildlife conservation, hunting, fishing, shooting sports, and much more with this milestone achievement of 1,000 schools,” said Outdoors Tomorrow Foundation Chairman Kyle Shidler.
OTF’s Outdoor Adventures program is a fun, interactive course where students are taught lifelong skills using an integrated 34-unit curriculum comprised of math, science, writing, and critical thinking skills. The 290 detailed lesson plans cover angler education, archery, hunter education, boater education, orienteering, survival skills, camping, outdoor cooking, challenge courses, backpacking, mountain bike camping, paddle sports, rock climbing, shooting sports, CPR/first aid and fauna, flora and wilderness medicine and much more. OA teachers can pick units specific to their region and local ecosystems.
“A true testament to the value of the Outdoor Adventures K-12 curriculum is the accelerated growth of the program now being taught in 1,000 schools of all sizes and in all types of locations across 46 states,” said OTF Executive Director Sean McLelland.
Founded in 1981 in Dallas, the Outdoors Tomorrow Foundation is a public nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization. For many schools, grants from OTF help offset the cost of the program. The curriculum can be taught as a P.E., elective, or agricultural science class.
There are more than 415,000 program graduates thus far, and each OA student spends 180 hours learning outdoor education per year. The program has totaled 16 million classroom hours of outdoor education to date. For press material, visit www.130a.com
Since 1981, the Outdoors Tomorrow Foundation’s (OTF) mission is to teach outdoor education and promote wildlife conservation through the Outdoor Adventures program, currently in 1,000 schools across the country. The curriculum, impacting more than 415,000 students since it began, is accessed by 100,000 students annually in 46 states, including archery, shooting, fishing, camping, first aid, boater safety, hunter education, outdoor cooking and more. The OTF also provides grants for equipment, free workshops, and teacher training and is accredited by state parks and wildlife commissions from each state. For more info about OTF, and how to bring the Outdoor Adventures curriculum to a school near you, go to gootf.com.