TAKO is 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. Take A Kid Outdoors schedules outdoor events on a monthly basis with an emphasis on free-play and exploration.

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Johnson County Events

June 03 | 10:00 pm - 12:30 pm

Free Fishing!

August 05 | - All Day

Seize the Carp!

September 23 | 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Moon walk and Star Party

October 21 | 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Pumpkin Party

November 18 | 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

The Gobble Wobble - Our Autumn Hike

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Fayette County Events

June 03 | 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Free Fishing event

July 08 | 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Nature Hike

August 26 | 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Rockin' Rocks and Fossils

September 23 | 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Star Party

October 21 | 1:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Maize Maze

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All TAKO events are free and open to the public. Pre-registration is not required. There is a quick sign-in for each event (normally takes less than 3 minutes) and then everyone is free to enjoy the outdoors with us. 

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TAKO in the News

TAKO at Iowa City's 2017 Freeze Fest in the Cedar Rapids Gazette.

Fox 28's article about our Embrace Your Geekness event!

Iowa City Press-Citizen's article: Anglers break frozen ice at Freeze Fest!

From The Cedar Rapids Gazette in 2015: our Fayette county sledding and skiing event!

Iowa City Press Citizen's 2014 Article: Anglers teach kids in N.L. how to cast and tie fly lures!

Read the Solon Economist's 2014 article on our fishing event!

 

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