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What is Outdoor Learning Lab?

The Outdoor Learning Lab teaches youth about nature, leadership, and science through activities such as biking, kayaking, fishing, hiking, and geocaching. We provide all of the equipment, curriculum, and trained Outdoor Educators and it’s low to no-cost for participants.  Over 20 schools and community centers partner with Venture Outdoors to bring the Outdoor Learning Lab to their youth on a weekly or bi-weekly basis, year after year.

Outdoor Learning Works!

After more than 10 years, the data shows our impact on youth.


92% of middle and high school youth demonstrated gains in at least one core Social Emotional Learning capacity

Kids are saying

“I recommend this program because it’s a fun way to be around nature, gives you something to do, move around, and be with people.”

– Outdoor Learning Lab Student

Over 700 youth annually

With 30+ partners across the Pittsburgh region, we serve over 700 youth every year

Thank you to our program supporters

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