We’ve had a lot of interest in organizing a hike for the younger crowd, so we’re pleased to announce the next Girls Outside hike for girls in grades 1-3 from 2-4 p.m., Saturday, April 13, at Forks of the River Wildlife Management Area. This trail features a beautiful cedar-lined path, open fields, river views, and the cheerful chorus of Spring Peeper frogs.
We will meet at the parking lot of Mead’s Quarry, which is a section of Ijam’s Nature Center. We will gather at the large sign in the parking lot and begin with a fun get-t0-know-you game and a brief lesson on Leave No Trace principles. We will then set out for a gentle stroll along the well-marked Will Skelton Greenway and along the Urban Wilderness Trail. The distance will be no more than about three miles. Bring water and light snacks as we will take a few breaks along the way.
This hike is limited to 12 girls with three Girls Outside adult guides. Participants must be registered, and an adult will need to sign the liability waiver, which will be provided at the trail head on the day of the hike. While the mission of Girls Outside is to enjoy nature, we also hope these outings foster independence and so we encourage parents to let their girls do the hike on their own as a part of the group, without parents.
Registration is now closed.
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