Back to School Week: Outdoor Adventures

Learning orienteering with Texas Outdoors Tomorrow’s Outdoor Adventures Education programs

This is Passport to Texas Back to School Week

The Outdoors Tomorrow Foundation partners with Texas Parks and Wildlife to bring Outdoor Adventures Education to middle and high school students.

We promote the outdoor adventures education program across the United States, and primarily in Texas.

Scot McClure is Education Director for the organization.

There’s not another curriculum like it in the entire United States. Although our program has expanded beyond Texas, we are primarily a Texas Parks and Wildlife education program.

The Outdoor Adventures course offers one or two semesters of daily lesson plans that may include Angler Education, Boater Education and Hunter Education. Students who complete these classes earn certification. There’s also Dutch oven cooking, orienteering and more. McClure says these classes count as physical education.

Any student can take this class as a PE class if the school offers it. Every school in the state of Texas can offer Outdoor Adventures. It is 100% available to every single student in Texas. If their local school doesn’t have Outdoor Adventures, then they need to find the right decision-maker; maybe it’s the principal, maybe it’s the curriculum coordinator, or the school board. And say: We want Outdoor adventures in our school so our children can learn these skills and enjoy them [for a lifetime].

Find a link for the Outdoors Tomorrow Foundation at passporttotexas.org.

For Texas Parks and Wildlife, I’m Cecilia Nasti.

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