Take A Kid Outdoors

Fayette County, Iowa
Johnson County, Iowa

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Founded in 2006, TAKO is an organization based in Fayette County dedicated to providing immersive outdoor experiences to children and people of all ages.

TAKO's Mission—Immerse participants in enjoyable activities to develop an attitude of joy, wonder, love and respect for our natural world.

Monthly events are scheduled to Take A Kid Outdoors. Visit the Events page of this site to check out the calendar. If you would like to suggest a future site for a TAKO activity or if you would like to volunteer, send an email to contact@takeakidoutdoors.org

TAKO in the news:

Read the Iowa City Press-Citizen's article about our Johnson County August event, Native American and Pioneer Outdoor Games here!

Read the Iowa City Press-Citizen's article about our Johnson County March event, Gardening 101 with Scott Koepke here!


TAKO Awarded 2009 Governor’s Volunteer Award!
It is with great pleasure to announce that TAKO has been selected for a 2009 Governor’s Volunteer Award for outstanding contribution of volunteer service to our community.
The Governor, Lt. Governor, or First Lady will be presenting the award to TAKO in person during a special recognition ceremony Friday, June 19, 2009, 9:30 a.m. at Linn-Mar High School— Auditorium 3111 North 10th Street Marion, Iowa. Reception immediately following
Founding board members accepting the award for TAKO include:
Judy Krieg – President
Bruce Fink – V. President
Kata McCarville – Secretary/Treasurer
Dick Jensen – founder, former President and Inspiration
John Siblik
Trisha Yauk (deceased)
Additional board members include Trisha Pugh and Andy Pugh. Committee members include Dawn Amundson (Education Coordinator for Fayette County Conservation), Donna Fink and Leif White. Congratulations to all board members, committee members and other volunteers.




TAKO Job Opening: Program Coordinator. Click here for details.

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Good news! To read "Passage of No Child Left Inside Act Suggests New Era for Nature in Education" by Richard Louv, click here.

For More Information:
Judy Joyce

Kata McCarville

Contact TAKO by email: contact@takeakidoutdoors.org

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