Take Me Outside Day: A Celebration of Outdoor Learning

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Take Me Outside Day is on Wednesday October 23rd 2024, with a full week of fun that happens along with it!

Sign up below and get ready to head outside with over 500,000 other educators and learners!

Take Me Outside Day helps to raise awareness about outdoor learning by encouraging educators to take their learners outside. The entire week is full of activities, speakers, and prizes to encourage folks to head beyond the four walls of a classroom! With the help of our 100+ outdoor learning partners, there is something for all ages, grades, and subjects under the three central themes of Indigenous Perspectives & Knowledge, Health & Wellbeing, and Climate Change & Environmental Education.

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Take Me Outside Day 2023

Take Me Outside Day has always been about simply making time to head outside and learn beyond the four walls of a classroom. But this year we celebrated in a way like never before! Click on the image above for helpful resources and activities that make it easy for you to head outside with your learners and create beautiful art with the natural world. And be sure to explore each theme’s selected resources and activities!

During the week of October 16th – 20th, educators went outside with their learners, and made their own version of nature art with found and foraged materials. Then they either emailed us or posted it on social media with the hashtag #TakeMeOutsideDay. After that we created a giant collaborative mosaic out of the entries!

Engaging with nature and making art have many proven benefits for all ages. Explore the resources linked above to get started. Do you have any favourites to add? Let us know! And there’s more – the comprehensive resource guide for TMO Week is full of activities connected to each of our three central themes.

Make sure to check out our online resource library, sign up for our free fall virtual workshop series with the Outdoor Learning Store, 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!

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Schedule of activities for Mon Oct 16th – Fri Oct 20th

Register for free access to all of the amazing sessions and chances for prizes! Looking for resources? Click here.

Scroll down for all the recordings from the week! Click each speaker’s name below for a short bio and more information about their presentation.

Monday October 16th

THEME: Indigenous Knowledge and Perspectives

Tuesday October 17th

THEME: Environmental and Climate Change Education
  • 8:30am PT / 11:30am ETChúk Odenigbo
    • In conversation with Jade Berrill, Director of Learning at the Outdoor Learning Store
    • Best suited for: Intermediate/Junior – Secondary grades



Bonus event – educator opportunity! 4pm PT / 7pm ET (virtual) –
Workshop with Launa Purcell: “Connecting Children to Nature through Indigenous Teachings

Wednesday October 18th

  • 10am PT / 1pm ET – Celebration with Remy Rodden!
    • Best suited for: Pre-K/Elementary to Intermediate/Junior grades


Thursday October 19th

THEME: Health and Well-being



Friday October 20th

THEME: Celebration & Day of Reflection
  • Send in your nature art from this past week – we’ll be hard at work making a huge digital mosaic to showcase this amazing event!
  • Use the hashtag #TakeMeOutsideDay or email us to celebrate and share everything from this past week!

Bonus event – educator opportunity! 9am – 12:30pm PT (virtual) –
Classrooms to Communities: Connecting to Land through Indigenous Learning

Check out these two virtual pre-TMO Day workshops from last year to get you prepared for outdoor fun with your learners in October and beyond!

Tuesday October 11th: Incorporating Indigenous Perspectives in Education

Outdoor learning would not be possible without access to the natural world that has been stewarded since time immemorial by the many First Nations, Métis, Inuit, and Indigenous peoples who have walked and continue to walk and steward these places on Turtle Island (North America). Facilitating learning on the land is in essence entering into a relationship with the land and with the peoples whose land you’re learning on. This workshop with Natural Curiosity and award-winning author David A Robertson will delve into this important topic, and is relevant for all educators taking learning outdoors.

Watch the recording:


Thursday October 13th: Learning Goes Outside: Getting Started

At times, we all need a little extra inspiration and some fresh ideas to get started, regardless of whether outdoor learning is new to you or not. Join Pamela Gibson from Learning for a Sustainable Future and Stephanie Weinstein from the Invasive Species Council of BC on Oct 13th to hear from experts in the field (literally!), who can help you add meaning, intention, and community connections to your practice – all while meeting curriculum expectations. Come see how easy it can be!

Watch the recording:


If you’d like to get an idea of what is involved with Take Me Outside Day, you can check out the full recap of 2022 here, (including all the recordings from our speakers), or our summary video from 2021 below! Our organizational Impact Reports are also available here. And feel free to reach out if you have any further questions:

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.


A huge thanks to Grade 3/4 students at Richard Secord School for showing us why #TakeMeOutsideDay is so important – great work!


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