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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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Join Colin Harris for his Online Book Launch Saturday, May 15 2021, 8 pm ET / 5 pm PT!

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

On Saturday, May 15 at 8 pm ET / 5 pm PT, Colin Harris, Founder and Executive Director of Take Me Outside, will be officially 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. The event will be simultaneously streamed on YouTube and available for viewing thereafter.
The official launch will be presented by McNally Robinson Booksellers and RMD Rocky Mountain Books, and hosted by Joanne Kelly - former broadcast journalist who now teaches journalism in the Creative Communications program at Red River College. Tune in to hear more about Colin’s new book and his cross-Canada run to inspire students and teachers to get outside and experience the benefits and beauty of nature. 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  

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