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About Take Me Outside NSW
The benefits of getting kids and young people outdoors are well researched - connection with nature, learning about their environment, encouraging healthy lifestyles, and of course, play!
There are lots of options for children to take part in short or single-day outdoor environmental events. But what if there was a program that supported schools and community groups to develop an outdoor project with greater long-term impact that their families and community partners could help deliver?
This is where Take Me Outside NSW comes in! The Australian Association for Environmental Education NSW is proud to be bringing Take Me Outside to NSW in 2019, with thanks to a NSW Environmental Trust grant, and with permission from Take Me Outside Canada.
Take Me Outside NSW will offer a 'one-stop- shop' for teachers, educators, community volunteers, and state government and council staff to connect and develop programs and activities to help young people get healthy and active in our environment.
Background to the Program
The name and concept of the project has been taken from Take Me Outside Canada, a not-for-profit organisation committed to educating and creating awareness with Canadians about their connection with nature and time spent outside. Since it started in 2011, Take Me Outside Canada has worked collaboratively with other organisations, schools and individuals to help more than 1 million youth spend more time outside through various advocacy projects and initiatives.