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IOTR gives OTF $100k to enhance outdoor conservation/education

Posted on: Feb 13, 2024

DALLAS, TEXAS – January 30, 2024 – Outdoors Tomorrow Foundation, the leading provider of outdoor skill, safety and conservation curriculum to schools nationwide, has received a $100,000 grant from the International Order of T. Roosevelt to fund a partnership aimed at raising youth awareness and education about wildlife conservation. “This dynamic partnership between two leading conservation organizations is an ideal match. Through it, we’ll work together to engage youth in outdoor education across the country. OTF’s Outdoor Adventures curriculum is used in schools in 48 states, making it a perfect partner for IOTR to achieve its goal of furthering wildlife conservation.”  Sean McLelland Outdoors Tomorrow Foundation Executive Director “As the nation’s premier conservation group, The International Order of T. Roosevelt is proud to partner with Outdoors Tomorrow Foundation to reach future outdoorsmen and outdoors women. Through this partnership, we can educate the next generation about the importance of the conservation lifestyle so that we may protect our heritage well into the future.” Luke Hilgemann IOTR Executive Director OTF operates through its Outdoor Adventures program, a fun, interactive course where students are taught lifelong skills using an integrated, 40-unit curriculum comprising math, science, writing and critical thinking skills. The 360 detailed lesson plans cover lifelong skills including 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.OA teachers can pick units specific to their region and local ecosystems. About Outdoors Tomorrow Foundation  Founded in 1981 in Dallas, Outdoors Tomorrow Foundation is a public nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization. Schools pay just $1,000 for teachers to receive OTF’s Outdoor Adventures curriculum, training and ongoing support. For many schools, grant money offsets the cost, plus OTF offers matching funds for equipment as new schools join the program. The resulting classes can be taught as a P.E. course, local elective or with agricultural science and wildlife management. OTF’s Outdoor Adventures K-12 curriculum is currently in 1200+ schools in 48 states with more than 120,000 students enrolled in the program this year. There are 40 units and 360 lessons available. More than 21 million classroom hours of Outdoor Adventure education has been taught since the program started. Facebook: @outdoorstomorrowfoundation Instagram: @outdoorstomorrowfoundation For interviews, contact: Ashli Bock - 830-739-9145 - ashli@130a.com  For more information on Outdoors Tomorrow Foundation, visit gootf.com  For press material, visit: 130a.com  About IOTR Named after the pioneer of conservation Theodore Roosevelt, the International Order of T. Roosevelt is a proactive hunting and conservation foundation focused on sustaining the North American model of wildlife conservation. For more information on IOTR, visit t-roosevelt.org