Take a Child Outside is an annual effort to help get kids outside September 24-30. The website shares activity ideas for children of all ages, gives advice on being prepared for time outside and identifies our partner locations where children can explore the natural world or find other resources.
We have recently completed a complete rebuild of the Take a Child Outside website (takeachildoutside.org ) and are excited to share it with you! In the process of updating, we have reset our map to ensure that all of the information is correct and up to date. This means that we need more partners for Take a Child Outside.
Partnership in Take a Child Outside (TACO) is free and our only request is that you keep your information up to date. We now have 3 categories of partnership:
• Outdoor Site Partners offer outdoor opportunities happening September 24-30. This can include paid programs that require registration, free drop in programs or natural areas open for self-guided exploration like hiking trails. Our only criteria is that opportunities are open to the public. We encourage you to think about regularly occurring programs in addition to any special programming for TACO week. We are also looking for additional partners so please forward this information to other sites who would be a good match.
• Supporting Partner includes those of you do not have an outdoor area but support the movement in some other way.
• School Partners is for those of you who are celebrating Take a Child Outside but aren’t inviting the public to your location.
For those of you on social media, please use our hashtag when posting about events or opportunities #TakeAChildOutside .
If you have any questions or need help, please let me know.
Thanks for all that you do!
Coordinator, Take a Child Outisde
North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences