Join us to get more Canadians outside, active and connected to nature.
Schools, Students, Teachers and Parents across Canada.
Take Me Outside, in partnership with The Child and Nature Alliance and KidActive present the TMO challenge: inspiring everyone to spend more time outside, be active and connect with nature.
A connection to nature and time spent outside is invaluable to building optimal mental, emotional, social and physical health for every child and youth. Research supports the links between a child’s connection with nature and their health. Increased outdoor time can be directly connected to improved physical activity levels, higher academic achievement, decreased child injury rates, increased attention spans, positive social interaction and increased engagement at school, home and in the community.
For the first time in our history, today’s generation of Canadian children have a shorter predicted life span than their parents' generation. Rates of obesity and diabetes are reaching epidemic proportions. Children and youth are spending more sedentary time indoors in front of screens and they are losing their connection with the outdoors and their communities. As communities, schools, parents, teachers and young people, we can make positive changes to these statistics.
What can we do?
01Outdoor active play
The TMO Challenge begins January 17th, 2011 and will continue throughout the year while Colin is running across Canada.
As TMO runs across Canada, we are going into classrooms and communities to promote this challenge, we will be highlighting inspiring stories of students, teachers, and parents who are already champions of outdoor play, outdoor learning and active transportation. Stories will be posted on our website and networked through our partners on facebook and twitter throughout 2011.
Learn, Play & Go Outside.
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