We believe in a future where spending time outside learning, playing and exploring is a regular and significant part of every student's day.

Take Me Outside works collaboratively with other organizations, school boards and individuals to encourage children and youth to spend more time outside through various projects and initiatives. TMO is a registered non-profit that has been operating across Canada since 2010.

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27 Nov

Open Letter to Elementary School Students

Dear Elementary School Students, We all make mistakes and someti... More
Join Colin Harris for his Online Book Launch Tuesday, June 15 2021, 4pm PT / 7pm ET

Colin Harris, Founder and Executive Director of Take Me Outside, launches his new book: “Take Me Outside

On Tuesday, June 15 at 4pm-4:30pm PT/ 7pm-7:30pm ET, Colin Harris, Founder and Executive Director of Take Me Outside, will be launching his new bestselling book Take Me Outside: Running Across the Canadian Landscape that Shapes Us – a story taking us on a detailed journey of one passionate educator's cross-Canada run to inspire students and teachers to get outside and experience the benefits and beauty of nature. Registration is required to directly participate in the launch, presented virtually through Zoom. For more information about the event hosted by the Outdoor Learning Store, click here.
The launch will be hosted by the Outdoor Learning Store. Tune in to hear Colin share a bit about his story and answer some questions. There will be plenty of prizes from both Take Me Outside and Canada’s Outdoor Learning Store, and all attendees will receive a discount to purchase his book! Note: all author proceeds from this book will be donated back to the Take Me Outside Organization. CBC Books list for 2021 non-fiction: https://www.cbc.ca/books/take-me-outside-1.5910863  
Talking with Green Teachers: The Environmental Education Podcast
Check out Take Me Outside's feature on "Talking with Green Teachers: The Environmental Education Podcast." This episode, brought to you by Green Teacher, focuses on outdoor learning during a time of physical distancing, and features our Executive Director, Colin Harris!

In 2020, over 225,000 students participated in Take Me Outside Day