2024 Outdoor Classroom Challenge Application here

“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.

Download Outdoor Classroom Challenge document complete with application requirements and resources.

Download budget proposal template. 

Download Outdoor Classroom Challenge flyer. 

*Project Green Schools Outdoor Classroom Challenge is limited to schools based only in the United States.

Congratulations to our 2023 winner!

First PlaceUpper 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)