Outdoor Skills

Outdoor Skills Outdoor Skills
By learning, training and becoming proficienct in nature-based skills and activities, we can better enjoy the world around us, and how we share that experience with others.

Activity Ideas
Outdoor P.E.
Take physical education classes outside, using natural areas as your gym.
Outdoor Skills Training
Lead skill building activities in: hiking, fishing, canoeing, kayaking, birding, camping, archery, star-gazing, rock-climbing, orienteering.
Outdoor PE electives
Provide an outdoor adventrue PE elective. Include lifelong skills such as hiking, fishing, canoeing, kayaking, birding and wildlife watching, camping, archery, star-gazing, rock-climbing, orienteering.
Camping Trips
Offer overnight or weekend camping trip for grades, organizations, or classes
Nature-based Youth Leadership
Encourage nature-based youth leadership through student-led training and planning for outdoor experiences.
"Leave-No-Trace" Training
"Leave-No-Trace (LNT)" is a training program to learn how to be in the outdoors- etiquette training for being in nature. LNT training can be conducted for school yards, urban open spaces, wilderness and everything in between.
Pass It On
Share your skills. Invite friends and coworkers to join you in nature-based activities such as archery, shooting sports or fishing. Great activities for team building.
Archery in the Schools
Join the Texas Archery in the Schools program and competition.
Fishing Programs
Introduce students and families to outdoor recreation through fishing training and special events at the school or nearby parks.
Geocache Challenge
Mix technology and outdoor exploration with a geocache challenge.


Visit the Resources page for more ideas.

Texas Parks & Wildlife
Texas Education Agency
Blue Cross Blue Shield
TASC Student Council
Texas Dept. of Agriculture
Texas Children in Nature
Texas Computer Education Association