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 more than 500 schools across 35 states. 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 about 50,000 students currently enrolled, OTF plans to continue expanding the OA program nationwide. 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.