Take A Kid Outdoors
Fayette County, Iowa
Johnson County, Iowa
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 MissionImmerse 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
TAKO in the news:
the Iowa City Press-Citizen's article about our Johnson
County March event, Gardening 101 with Scott Koepke here!
TAKO Awarded 2009 Governors Volunteer Award!
It is with great pleasure to announce that TAKO has been
selected for a 2009 Governors 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
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.