Learn, Share, Explore

Built for teachers and their community, our Winter Conference is a time for our teachers to retreat together.

Attendees will have the opportunity to participate in workshops and activities led by both the Outdoor School staff and leaders/experts from the community. In between all of the fun, we hope you will escape into the serene beauty of the East Frio River Canyon, explore, and network with other like-minded individuals.

Professional Development Opportunities

Sometimes, as an educator, the line between work and play blurs, and we are leaning into that! After all, we here at Outdoor School also love what we do. Because of this, we want to make sure you get the most out of signing up for an experience with our Winter Conference. To that end, Outdoor School, along with the organizations we partner with, work to ensure the experiences we offer provide Professional Development Credits to help you advance your career!

Experience Recreation and Education

It’s time to give teachers a turn. Every year, your wonderful students have the opportunity to play and learn—climbing the Alpine Tower, kayaking along the Frio, and searching the river for bugs and critters. While you may get to join your students as they do this, we wanted to provide a time for YOU to enjoy all of the opportunities the Canyon has to offer alongside your peers. Some of the fun you will get to have may include:

  • Kayaking
  • Alpine Tower
  • Archery
  • Water Studies
  • Dye Painting
  • Speaker Sessions
  • Educator Workshops
  • Trainings
  • Local Organization Expo

Sessions and workshops
led by your community members

As an outdoor education program, we want to show and teach you all we can about opportunities outdoors for you and your students. However, we recognize there is only so much we can share online. So, in an effort to connect our communities and increase the amount of learning opportunities available, we plan to partner with local organizations from across San Antonio to help bring you unique and exciting experiences during your time in the Canyon. We also seek out community members who feel they may have experiences and knowledge worth sharing with everyone during our various conference sessions!

No Cost to our Partnered Teachers

We want to ensure there is as little a barrier to entry with all of our experiences in the outdoors—as it should be! We believe natural spaces and outdoor recreation should be available and easy to access for everyone in our communities. Because of this, we work to ensure that signing up for any of our Summer Series experiences is free of cost to you or your school.

Want to Know More?

Reach out through our contact form! We will contact you to let you know we have added you to our list of recipients for information regarding our Winter Conference. Otherwise, we always plan to reach out to administrators at our partner schools to share information regarding our Winter Conference as the season approaches.


Partner with us!

Interested in sharing your time and experience during our Winter Conference? We would love to hear from you! You can reach us through our contact form.

If you are an organization, professional, or volunteer interested in serving the San Antonio area, we would love to get connected.

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