Educational Institutions

Take A Child Outdoors Inc.

  • Sarasota, FL
  • www.takeachildoutdoors.org

Mission Statement

We believe the best way to learn something is to experience it. Take A Child Outdoors is a nonprofit organization that is dedicated to the advancement of education, environmental awareness, and the promotion of healthy lifestyles in children of all ages. We provide a variety of exciting opportunities to explore, understand, and respect the outdoors while encouraging personal growth through experienced based learning.

ruling year

2007

Principal Officer

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Crystal Perry

Keywords

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youth organizations, children, outdoors, field trips, youth programs, environmental education, environmental awareness, education, healthy lifestyles in children, tree climbing, ecosystems, estuary, canoe explorer

EIN

20-5010642

 Number

4287748250

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Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (B01)

Single Organization Support (B11)

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (C01)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990-N.

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Programs

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Program 1

Tree Climbing - Dangle from the branches of a tree, safely tethered by ropes and harnesses, while improving health, learning about trees, and basking in the rewards of accomplishing a tall task. Plus, it's fun! Nature Walk - Walk through the jungle surrounding the largest remaining Temple Mound on Tampa Bay and learn the native plants and resources of this area. Challenge Course - Tackle a series of physical, mental, and emotional challenges (with safety rules and facilitator monitoring) to help your small groups to identify group strengths, practice group problem solving, and develop leadership as well as collaboration. Eating History - After listening to a story about how the Native Americans discovered the oyster, students will sample smoked mullet and experience the same tastes as the ancients. Drums as a language - Play with African, Afro/Cuban, and Native American drums and learn how they are used as a method of communication. Many percussion instruments are demonstrated as participants find their own percussive voice and learn to communicate as a team. Dip Netting - In the estuary, nursery of the sea, we sample the grass flats and collect all sorts of critters that begin their life cycle here. Shrimp, pipefish, puffers even sea horses. We then identify the animals to genus and species. Estuary Explorer - Use dip and seine netting to examine, discover, and learn about an estuarine ecosystem and its essential role as a natural resource. Native American Technology - Students work hands-on to discover for themselves the uses of replica tools. After they present their ideas, the guide will introduce the actual use of the tool. Mangrove Forest Walk - Discover the mangrove - key to diversity in our local waters. Taste the salt, feel the coolness under the canopy, learn the local lore. Florida Country - Cooperation and teamwork are tested as your "families" are challenged to "survive" in this re-creation of Florida pioneer life in the mid-1800's. Time is precious as you try to get all the necessities of life through mock hunting, trading, staking land, and negotiating with the sometimes shady characters you meet.

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Take A Child Outdoors Inc.

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Principal Officer

Crystal Perry

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