Saturday, February 8, 2014

Winter Survival Day!!!!

Saturday, February 15. 2014
10 AM - 2 PM
Gilbertson Conservation Education Area
Gilbertson Nature Center, 22580 A Ave., Elgin, Iowa 52141

ELGIN – With winter stretching on across northeast Iowa, it’s a good time to learn what to do if you find yourself outside in the cold.

The Take a Kid Outdoors organization and the Fayette County Conservation Board will host a winter survival day. The event will include winter survival preparations, instructions and practice starting a fire in cold weather and shelter building.  TAKO will provide lunch.

Participants should dress to be outside in the winter weather, including layers of warm clothing, warm boots, mittens/gloves, stocking hat or face-mask, coat, snow pants and any additional clothing or accessories needed to be comfortable. Portions of the event will take place in the nature center, and participants will be able to remove layers when inside.

TAKO is dedicated to encouraging outdoor encounters for children with the adults in their lives, so children must be accompanied by an adult.

Those planning to attend are encouraged to pre-register by calling Gilbertson Nature Center at 563-426-5740 or by emailing

TAKO is a 501-(c)3 non-profit organization founded in 2006. TAKO, based in Fayette County, is dedicated to providing immersive outdoor experiences, activities and education to children and people of all ages in the great outdoors. Please "like us" on Facebook and watch for updates/cancellations on Facebook and the TAKO website at

For questions regarding the information in this release or TAKO in general, please contact Amelia Holden-McMurray at 319-230-5427 or

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