“In every walk with nature, one receives far more than he seeks.” John Muir
Project Green Schools is challenging schools across the country to develop and implement a meaningful outdoor classroom and learning space that awards one Grand Prize of $10,000 to further enhance an existing space or build a new space.
All U.S. based schools Pre-K – 12 are eligible to apply*.
Schools will submit a formal write-up, proposed budget, and design of their outdoor learning classroom/space.
Project Green Schools will invite the top five designers to pitch their ideas to a panel of judges in Spring 2024 to determine the $10,000 winner.
This challenge will honor, collaborate with, and recognize outstanding school groups in a virtual pitch event.
Applications for our 2024 Outdoor Classroom Challenge are now open!
Apply by 11:59 pm EST, January 19th, 2024.
*Project Green Schools Outdoor Classroom Challenge is limited to schools based only in the United States.
Congratulations to our 2023 winner!
First Place – Upper Dublin High School (PA)
2023 Outdoor Classroom Challenge Finalists
- Eastern Rhode Island Conservation District in partnership w/Portsmouth Middle School (RI)
- German International School New York (NY)
- Ola Edwards Community School (NJ)
- Upper Dublin High School (PA)
- Wolcott College Prep (IL)