KASE101, 98.1 KVET and Sonic are teaming up to help Give Back To Austin. Each month we will spotlight an Austin area non profit to shed light on their organization and how you can help.
For this month we shine the spotlight bright on The Outdoors Tomorrow Foundation
THE MISSION OF THE OUTDOORS TOMORROW FOUNDATION IS TO TEACH OUTDOOR EDUCATION AND TO PROMOTE AND FUND CONSERVATION OF WILDLIFE WORLDWIDE.
Outdoors Tomorrow Foundation (OTF) began in 1981 with the primary purpose of expanding youth outdoor education and furthering wildlife conservation efforts worldwide.
In 1998, with a model provided by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, OTF pioneered the first public educational curriculum for secondary schools in Texas called “Outdoor Trails.” In 2007 a complete curriculum rewrite helped merit accreditation by the Texas Education Association for the newly named “Outdoor Adventures” (OA) program.
Today, with the guidance and direction of Education Coordinator Scot McClure, OTF has established the OA education program in over 400 schools throughout the country. OTF provides curriculum and equipment grants to schools who have adopted Outdoor Adventures as well as providing avenues for teacher training and workshops without charge. OTF has had great success partnering with State agencies and conservation organizations to expand our life changing outdoor education program.
With over 37,000 students currently enrolled, OTF looks to further expand the OA curriculum in Texas and beyond. With the financial assistance needed to continue to grow the program, and an endowment to ensure that every secondary school student in the United States will have an opportunity to participate, OTF’s primary focus has become the expansion of “Outdoor Adventures”.
The OTF utilizes the Wildlife Heritage Society and the Guardians of the Legacy giving programs to fund our mission. Generous support of these programs ensures a tradition of promoting ethics, values and wildlife conservation.