TAKO is an organization based in Johnson & Fayette counties dedicated to providing immersive outdoor Take a Kid Outdoors (TAKO) relies on sponsors and donors to keep our events free and to help us promote and encourage unstructured play while providing support to families in our community.
Take a Kid Outdoors (TAKO) was started in 2006 by Richard E. "Dick" Jensen in West Union, Iowa. Jensen, a passionate advocate of all things within nature, wanted to create an organization that promoted unstructured enjoyment of nature. TAKO offers at least one free event per month that engages kids and their parents in outdoor fun. Our organization has sponsored everything from ice fishing, archer
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🌳POSTPONED! Shed Hunt with TAKO! 🐦🐾 - https://mailchi.mp/b0dc893bc464/youre-invited-to-the-event-free-fishing-with-tako-5190994
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We've got a leprechaun loose at the Landing! He was spotted behind the Hyatt Regency at the Wetlands Park. He must be excited about getting the family out of the house this spring. Did you spot him? Like this post if you did.
Crazy spring weather here in Iowa After discussions with our partners we have decided to postpone the Shed Hunt until April. STAY TUNED 😄
🌳Shed Hunt with TAKO! 🐦🐾 - https://mailchi.mp/6b4f827396e7/youre-invited-to-the-event-free-fishing-with-tako-5188538
Thank you Wild Boyz Photography for featuring Take A Kid Outdoors this month! Check out the link below!
Take a Kid Outdoors - Wild Boyz Photography Find out more about this month's featured nonprofit partner, Take a Kid Outdoors. See how they help educate about the natural world.
Search for Antler Sheds and Explore Early Spring on March 12, 2022 | City of North Liberty Come explore all that early spring has to offer and see if the whitetail bucks have been generous with their antlers while exploring at the Shed Hunt with Take a Kid Outdoors. Here's all you need to know: The five Ws Who: You! Free and no reservation needed. Children must be accompanied by an adult....
🚨The Fayette County Take A Kid Outdoors Ice Fishing Event location has been
29008 Iris Road
Ossian, IA 52161
22473 Abbey Road
Elgin, IA 52141
I'm excited that we will have a building to warm up in and eat at‼️ Rides will be available from parking to pond and lodge. Catch and release ALL bass, but keep bluegill and crappie.🎣
FRIENDLY REMINDER ! 🐟Ice Fishing with TAKO! ❄⛄🐟 - https://mailchi.mp/ccc5564b934b/youre-invited-to-the-event-free-fishing-with-tako-5046033
Join us Saturday! Let us know you are coming on our event page!
Learn to Ice Fish on Liberty Centre Pond on Feb. 5, 2022 | City of North Liberty Ice fishing is a great way to get outside in winter, and North Liberty invites the public to fish in its stocked ponds year-round. Learn how to take advantage of this fun wintertime sport with this free event from Take a Kid Outdoors, North Liberty Recreation Department and Johnson County Conservati...
Did you ice fish today? Please share you photos here! If you missed this event, you have another chance at our event this Saturday!
Hoping to see you at our events in 2022! Want to save time! Download the 2022 waiver, fill it in, print and sign and either bring to the event and/or email to [email protected].
Click on the link below to download the waiver.
🐟Ice Fishing with TAKO! ❄⛄🐟 - https://mailchi.mp/14e38c61bec6/youre-invited-to-the-event-free-fishing-with-tako-4997017
Is your community investing in places to reconnect with nature? Share your stories below!
Choosing Hope - Children and Nature Network It would be easy to think about this new year as “déjà vu all over again.” The global pandemic continues, with children bearing some of its worst impacts. Long-standing inequity remains entrenched in communities around the world, and critical climate and geopolitical challenges share the headl...
Does your city need more nature? Where would you Iike more investment in nature in your community?
Message to mayors: cities need nature Urban areas must invest in ecosystems, not just in roads, pipes and homes.
Winter Weekend Challenge!
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Are you ready for Ice Fishing? Escher explains how to Ice Fish 😁
Mark you calendar! A great way and fun way to get outdoors!
UPDATE: POSTPONED DUE TO BITTER COLD! This Friday night will have temps in the single digits, with a windchill below zero. The new date is next Friday, Jan 28, 6-8:45 PM. Please help us spread the word and tell your friends!
We're excited to host another Luminary Night Hike on Friday, January 21! Luminaries will be set up from 6:00 to 8:45 p.m. at the Conservation Education Center in F.W. Kent Park.
The hike is 1 mile, including a 1/2 mile loop around the CEC trail and an additional spur to the hilltop bench overlooking the Fishing Pond. This hike is self-guided, and hikers can come and go as schedules allow between 6:00 and 8:45 p.m. No JCC staff will be guiding this event, and there will be no building access.
Bundle up snug, pack your thermos of hot chocolate, and refresh your owl call ID - we regularly hear great horned and barred owls here!
Good morning TAKO friends! Check out this show coming soon! Back in 2016, our Executive Director, Judy Joyce and her husband Brian volunteered to work with Sea Turtles and had the pleasure of spending some time with Camille on St. Catherine's Island. We are so proud of what she is doing and have enjoyed watching her and Bree over the past few years.
How can you be a force for positive change in you local community?
New Years Resolution:
Get outdoors and be more involved in your community.
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Look for people wearing these safety vests at the the Fayette County TAKO Ice Fishing Event February 5. They have bait, tackle, pliers, and additional advice to help people catch fish.
I will see you one month from today at
Fayette County TAKO Ice Fishing Event
Outdoor Learning enhances educational outcomes!
What are your thoughts?
In Richard Louv's #FindingNatureNews article, he discusses pandemic-related stress and emotional difficulties for which nature can be a powerful healer. https://www.childrenandnature.org/resources/todays-challenges-do-not-need-to-define-our-childrens-destiny/
Do you agree?
What children experience in nature gets doubled and mirrored in the sacred space and biome within them.
- Nicolette Sowder
Take A Kid Outdoors Ice Fishing shirts and hoodies are available to purchase from this link below
We all need to get outside, even on winter!
Yes, Your Kids Can Play Outside All Winter https://nyti.ms/3p0mVf8
Yes, Your Kids Can Play Outside All Winter (Published 2020) Hardened athletes and explorers weigh in on how to keep your kids warm.
Hai's Pumpkin Soup Recipe in the comments below!
A great place to hike over the Holidays!
Wet weather doesn't have to mean being stuck indoors! Read the rest of our rainy day activity ideas here >>> https://getthekidsoutside.com/rainy-day-outdoor-activities-for-kids/
36 Autumn Outdoor Activities for Kids Keep these Autumn outdoor activities in mind for your kids as they head into nature to enjoy all that this season has to offer.
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