Gateway to the Great Outdoors
 
 
 
 
 
 

Providing underserved students across the US equitable access to a comprehensive environmental education

 
 
 
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Our Mission

Gateway to the Great Outdoors (GGO) was developed to provide low-income students across the US equitable access to comprehensive environmental education. By combining STEM instruction with outdoor learning, GGO enhances the quality of health, science literacy, and environmental stewardship for children who would otherwise be excluded from this transformative experience. GGO presents children an opportunity to see, hear, taste, and touch a more fascinating world than the one they’ve grown accustomed to.

 
 
 
 
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Mentorship

The GGO program runs continuously throughout the school year. Each week, mentors come into the science classroom and teach a hands-on lesson developed to match the students’ classroom STEM curricula.

 
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STEM Education

By improving access to STEM instruction combined with outdoor learning, GGO enhances scientific literacy

 
 
 
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Outdoor Adventure

Monthly outdoor adventures not only solidify the in-classroom component, but enable the students to learn outdoor skills, developing relationships with fellow classmates and their college student mentors, develop leadership skills and ultimately, change their perception of science and the world around them.

 
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Healthy Lifestyle

The GGO program encourages our students to live healthy lifestyles through creating school gardens, facilitating physical activities, and providing access to healthy snacks.  

 
 
 

Today’s students.
Tomorrow’s leaders.

Gateway to the Great Outdoors empowers our students to learn outdoor skills, developing relationships with fellow classmates and their college student mentors, develop leadership skills and ultimately, change their perception of science and the world around them.

 
 
 
 
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