Take Me Outside Day | October 19, 2022
It’s finally here! Mark your calendar for a full week of amazing activities, speakers, and events from October 17th – 21st, 2022.
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Take Me Outside Day helps to raise awareness about outdoor learning by encouraging teachers to take their students outside. In 2021, we had 8,900 educators and nearly 400,000 learners across the country join us – amazing!
We’ll be announcing further details on the activities, speakers, and prizes from our partners soon – signing up ensures you’ll stay updated. In the meantime, check out our online resource library, sign up for our free fall virtual workshop series with the Outdoor Learning Store, contribute to our Smart Forest fundraiser with Canada’s Forest Trust, or explore the amazing offerings from our partner organizations below! By registering for the Take Me Outside for Learning Challenge, you will also receive 20% off Take Me Outside educator apparel, 5% off at the Outdoor Learning Store, along with a chance to win many more prizes from TMO and our partners!
Schedule of activities for Mon Oct 17th – Fri Oct 21st
Sign up now and you’ll receive access to all speakers for the week. You can check out our tentative schedule below which we’ll be updating soon with more details on speakers, activities, and more. And don’t miss two amazing virtual workshops happening the week before TMO Day below!
Monday October 17th
THEME: Indigenous Knowledge and Perspectives
- 8:30am PT / 11:30am ET – The Importance of Plant Knowledge with Joe Pitawanakwat
- 10am PT / 1pm ET – Reading and Discussion of “I Wish You Were Here” with Erica Jean Reid Gidin Jaad and James Michael Reid
Tuesday October 18th
THEME: Health and Well-being
- 8:30am PT / 11:30am ET – Live Physical Activity with PHE Canada
- 10am PT / 1pm ET – Health and the Outdoors Discussion with Olympic Medalist Haley Daniels
Wednesday October 19th
THEME: TAKE ME OUTSIDE DAY!
- 8:30am PT / 11:30am ET – Sing along with Remy Rodden
- 10am PT / 1pm ET – Speaker TBA
Thursday October 20th
THEME: Environmental and Climate Change Education
- 8:30am PT / 11:30am ET – “Ripples of Change” Live Art with Green Learning
- 10am PT / 1pm ET – A Conversation on Climate and Sustainability with Larissa Crawford and Mario Rigby
Friday October 21st
THEME: Celebration & Day of Reflection
- 8:30am PT / 11:30am ET – Activity TBA
- 10am PT / 1pm ET – Speaker TBA
Don’t miss it: Two virtual pre-TMO Day workshops to get you prepared for outdoor fun with your learners!
To gain access to these free sessions, register for TMO Day, and we’ll send you the links prior to each workshop. More info to come!
Tuesday October 11th: Incorporating Indigenous Perspectives in Education
4:30pm PT/ 7:30pm ET on Zoom
Thursday October 13th: Learning Goes Outside: Getting Started
4:00pm PT/ 7:00pm ET on Zoom
- Presented in partnership with Learning for a Sustainable Future and Invasive Species Council of British Columbia
If you’d like to get an idea of what is involved with Take Me Outside Day, you can check out the recap of last year here, including all the recordings from our speakers, including Dr. Jane Goodall! Our 2021 Impact Report is also available here.
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Outdoor Learning
We are committed to creating a future for outdoor learning where diversity, equity, and inclusion are fundamental and foundational pieces that illuminate the beauty and strength of our learning communities. We recognize, as individuals and as a collective, that not every school-aged child in Canada has equal opportunity to engage in outdoor learning at present. We also recognize that not all educators have equal opportunity or experience with taking learning outdoors, due to a wide variety of barriers. We envision a future where every school-aged child and every educator feels welcome learning outdoors.
Part of our commitment to this work in the realm of outdoor learning is to further support and educate our community on strategies to integrate diversity, equity, and inclusion into outdoor learning, and further into all educational practices.
We are developing a section of our website here where you will find tools and resources to assist you in making sure your outdoor learning can address issues of race, cultural backgrounds, sexual orientation, accessibility needs, and other marginalized identities.
Thank you to all of our partners for their ongoing support:
LEARN MORE ABOUT TAKE ME OUTSIDE DAY
A huge thanks to Grade 3/4 students at Richard Secord School for showing us why #TakeMeOutsideDay is so important – great work!