Cover banner, 'Cathedral Grove', by Sang Trinh. Retrieved from https://goo.gl/y5iwgR
Who is 'Take Me Outside'?
Take Me Outside is a non profit organization committed to educating and creating awareness with Canadians about our connection with nature and our time spent outside. Take Me Outside works collaboratively with other organizations, school boards and individuals to encourage children and youth to spend more time outside through various advocacy projects and initiatives.
Statement from Take Me Outside's Website
Today, Canadian teenagers are spending an average of 8 Hours a day in front of screens. This is leading to rising rates of obesity, diabetes, and general poorer health. But younger kids love playing outside – they are constantly discovering nature in different ways. Somehow, as we become older, there is an increasing imbalance between the amount of time we’re spending in front of screens and the amount of time we’re spending outside.
Quote from Colin Harris, founder of Take Me Outside.
Why get students outside?
An illustration through Nature Valley's Video, "3 Generations", as to how the relationship between youth and nature is changing:
Take Me Outside started in 2011 with a run across Canada, going into classrooms and communities to get youth outside, active and reconnected to nature.
Take Me Outside's Student Video Contest:
Planning on participating?
Take Me Outside is tracking national participation and would love an email with your school name and how many students will be involved.
September 2015. Ed. Emily Hollenberg