17 results for author: Stephanie Korolyk


Black History Month 2024

This Black History Month, let's honour some of the incredible organizations and individuals dedicated to fostering outdoor experiences for Black communities: Jacqueline L. Scott is a passionate researcher and advocate for Black representation, access, and inclusion in outdoor spaces, and runs a platform across multiple outlets called Black Outdoors - "where race, nature and history meet". She is a PhD candidate at the University of Toronto, OISE, in the department of Social Justice Education, and is a fellow at the Safina Center. Her recent report and associated toolkit titled "Race and Nature in the City" sheds light on the intersection of race, ...

Here’s what the stars are saying… ✨

A message from TMO Executive Director, Colin Harris: I'll admit to feeling a lot of despair over the past year - from deadly conflicts in various parts of the world, to the continued political divisiveness closer to home, to what could be the hottest year on record for the planet in the past 125,000 years. It's sometimes difficult to find a sense of hope in this barrage of daily news. Years ago, when I was just starting this work with Take Me Outside, I came across this Calvin and Hobbes cartoon. Perhaps it's overly simplistic at some level, yet it contains a message that has consistently resonated with me and the work we're trying to do. My ...

Giving Tuesday 2023

It's that time again - the year is coming to a close, and we are reaching out to ask for your support. We have a great way for you to support Take Me Outside this Giving Tuesday on November 28th. Every donation gives you a chance to win! Each donation of $10 or more counts as an entry, with multiples beyond that = more chances! $20 = 2 entries, $50 = 5 entries, and so on. ✨ PLUS everyone who participates will receive a special 20% discount to spend at the our social enterprise store (whether you're a draw winner or not)! We'll be doing weekly giveaways for an entire month, starting on #GivingTuesday. Support a great cause and help us transform ...

Summer resources for getting outside

Featured image above from Janelle D. in B.C. Summer is in full swing! We wanted to share a few resources from our outdoor learning partners to ensure you have the most enjoyable, safe, and fun season you can while spending time outside. Whether you're camping, at the beach, in the park or your backyard - or anywhere else you enjoy! - we hope you're soaking up the season and all it has to offer us. The Child & Nature Alliance of Canada has great resources for beating the heat - check out their interactive resource "Thrive Outside" for more! Click on each photo below to view it more clearly. Need to cool down while still having fun? ...

June 2023 Outdoor Learning Ideas

Image from Sussex Elementary School (@Sussex_Elem) on Twitter #TMO4LearningChallenge: Ideas for June! This is a portion of what we send to those participating in the #TMO4LearningChallenge each month! In this post, we’re passing on some of the ideas we share with our 4500+ Learning Challenge participants to support their commitment of weekly outdoor learning. For those who are not a part of this challenge, you can still have access to these outdoor learning ideas through our blog posts! We hope they also equip you with inspiration for your time outside. If you try one of these ideas we would love to hear how it went! Please email us (info@...

Earth Day 2023 with TMO 🌎 Nature Journaling

April 22nd: Earth Day 2023 📔✏️ We hope you're looking forward to celebrating Earth Day in your classroom, learning group, or family! This year, we wanted to focus on the practice of nature journaling, and give it a little sharable twist within our amazing community of outdoor educators and learners! Read on to learn more and a chance to win... The first official organized "Earth Day" began in 1970, and has grown immensely since its inception. There is no singular correct way to celebrate, and we hope you have the opportunity to head outside and spend time having fun and reflecting on our relationship to the planet ...

January 2023 Outdoor Learning Ideas

 #TMO4LearningChallenge: Activity Ideas for January! Feel like hibernating? Check out this latest blog post for fun activities and helpful resources to move you through winter. Stay warm, stay active - we're all in this together! This is a portion of what we send to those participating in the #TMO4LearningChallenge each month!In this post, we’re passing on some of the ideas we share with our 4500+ Learning Challenge participants each month to support their commitment of weekly outdoor learning. For those who are not a part of this challenge, you can still have access to these outdoor learning ideas through our blog posts! We hope they also ...

Showcasing our amazing Student Video Contest winners!

Thank you to everyone who entered the 2022 Student Video Contest! This year's entries really showcased the diversity of the country's people and landscapes, and we are thrilled to be able to share these works with our audience. There are so many ways to spend time outside, and these short films will certainly inspire you to go explore your own backyard! A huge congrats to students from Campus Regina Public in Regina, Saskatchewan for being the Grand Prize winners of the Take Me Outside Student Video Contest, in partnership with MEC and the Banff Mountain Film and Book Festival! Their film askiy kikiskinwahamakonaw The Land Teaches Us is phenome...

Learning Challenge inspiration from Mrs. Wardlow’s class!

One of our teacher participants from the 2021-22 Learning Challenge sent us a link to her blog, and we wanted to share it as registrations open for the upcoming fourth year of the Challenge! Have you signed up yet to join in? Mrs. Wardlow's kindergarten class uses the local green space in a nearby park for their weekly outdoor learning time. You can check out all their adventures and get some great activity ideas by checking out her blog where she documents all the fun! Near the end of the 2021-22 school year, she wrote about how her class got involved to advocate for the park they'd grown to care about. While playing there each week, the ...

Learning Challenge 2021-22 Impact Report

Launched during the 2019/20 school year, the Take Me Outside Learning Challenge has grown to encompass participation in almost every province and territory across the country. The goal is simple: encourage educators to implement outdoor learning with their students once per week from September to June. Ultimately the Learning Challenge works to extend the impact of Take Me Outside Day by offering tools & resources for building a community of educators committed to taking their classroom beyond four walls and relishing in the positive impacts of outdoor learning. Below are just some of the impacts of this year’s Learning Challenge. 6,991 ...