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  • Take Me Outside | Take Me Outside
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  • Royal Roads University | Take Me Outside
    in Victoria B C Oct 25 With nine months in the elements almost tied up Harris reflects on the experience s impact on him as well Having met educators across the country he is more optimistic about youth s connection to nature than he was when he started I have seen a real commitment from schools to get kids more active he says I have seen more outdoor classrooms in schools than I thought I would see Along the way Harris has spoken at more than 75 schools connecting with more than 20 000 youth about the value in finding balance between their time indoors and outdoors He keeps the presentations simple focusing on a conversation between people It starts by asking them to compare how much time they spend in front of a screen with how much time they spend in nature In between school visits Harris runs A lot An average day for the 36 year old covers the ground of a marathon race He will run about 20 km before lunch and 25 more after a break Sometimes he has a driver for the RV he has called home for nine months but sometimes he is solo On those days he will run more than 40 km and then hitchhike back to his van so he can drive it forward and start again the next day There are always adventures he says The bad days were running a marathon for five hours and then having to wait another three hours for a ride back to the van Sticking mainly to the Trans Canada Highway Harris has pounded the pavement alongside Lake Superior through prairie fields and across the Rocky Mountains The days are long and hard but I am living a lifetime dream he says It s a diverse country A huge country but a beautiful one One of the most amazing things about it is that no matter where you are in the country you don t have to go far to experience nature Canada has some of the most amazing backyards in the world he says The run will end at Royal Roads University Oct 25 but the work of Take Me Outside is far from over Harris is moving to Victoria and plans to take some time to travel Vancouver Island and unwind After that he will be jumping right back into his studies as he has a thesis to finish for the MEEC program He took a leave of absence from the program to complete the run For Take Me Outside the campaign has room to grow Harris is interested in talking to Mountain Equipment Co op to see if they would be interested in expanding the Take Me Outside T Shirts they currently sell to a clothing line Proceeds from that idea could raise money for outdoor classrooms across Canada He also has an idea for a book to connect people to the power of natural experiences The book would not be

    Original URL path: http://www.takemeoutside.ca/the-run/45-in-the-media/298-royal-roads-university (2013-06-03)
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  • Day 272/273 – 113.7 km (total – 7311.9 km) | Take Me Outside
    New Year Sunday 01 January 2012 18 40 Day numberless days Tuesday 01 November 2011 00 00 Day 274 279 212 6 km total 7524 5 km Sunday 23 October 2011 00 00 Lake Superior Video Blog Tuesday 02 August 2011 00 00 Day 146 38 6 km total 3164 7 km Sunday 12 June 2011 00 00 Day 133 Tuesday 31 May 2011 00 00 Times Colonist Thursday 27

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  • Day 267-271 – 174.2 km (total – 7198.2 km) | Take Me Outside
    been several homestretches over the last several weeks I ve needed them to keep me motivated But when I resume running tomorrow it will be my last full week of running every day It would almost seem futile to express how excited I am Beattie Elementary is the school Angus goes to son of James my friend from school James and I started a program in school together about 3 years ago and one of our courses was a design course James developed a design for a school garden and although it was simply an assignment he followed through and has helped spearhead an amazing school community garden that acts as an outdoor classroom as well His story is testament to the fact that if you can get a few people to buy into an idea and get them committed you can make some amazing things happen The school garden hopes to be replicated at other elementary schools throughout Kamloops all stemming from a father who was keen on a school assignment I am thankful for the response I have had so far for Take Me Outside Day on October 25 If you can continue to encourage folks to email us at This e mail address is being protected from spambots You need JavaScript enabled to view it we d love to share this celebration with as many people on that day Again thanks so much for everyone s support in trying to make this a fn ending to TMO s Run Across Canada From The Road Video Blogs TMO New Year Sunday 01 January 2012 18 40 Day numberless days Tuesday 01 November 2011 00 00 Day 274 279 212 6 km total 7524 5 km Sunday 23 October 2011 00 00 Lake Superior Video Blog Tuesday 02 August

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  • Kamloops : The Daily News | Take Me Outside
    or video screen That is seen as a major contributor to an alarming increase in childhood obesity and Type 1 diabetes not to mention unforeseen health risks later in life Harris is far from a lone voice in the wilderness He represents Take Me Outside in partnership with The Child and Nature Alliance and KidActive Parents schools and children themselves are often aware of the problem he noted Reversing the trend is the challenge Rather then lecture his young audience Harris drew them into a conversation He first had three students run a few short laps across the gym So far to get to Kamloops I ve run that stretch 72 000 times And to get to Victoria I still have to run it another 4 000 times He told the kids to ask their parents and teachers what they did as children after school They were often playing outside And so that s happening less and less and that s causing a little bit of concern The students themselves indicated they are aware of some risks such as a lack of vitamin D and over exposure to violence Between the ages of five and 18 a child will see 42 000 acts of violence one student volunteered Inactivity however along with unhealthy diets full of sugary drinks and fast food was Harris s primary focus Optimistically he draws an analogy between technology and first love to suggest this may be a temporary phase for society When you have that first crush on someone you tend to forget about the other things in life he said before speaking with the kids Maybe that s the case with technology right now Harris set off from St John s NL in January and plans to reach Victoria later this month He s

    Original URL path: http://www.takemeoutside.ca/the-run/45-in-the-media/296-kamloops-the-daily-news (2013-06-03)
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