Author Archives: kellysturner

Daisies Find Birds at Carl Cowan Park

Last week Girls Outside took their “Introduce a Girl to Bird Watching” program to Blue Grass Elementary’s Daisy Girl Scout Troop. The group met at Carl Cowan Park in West Knoxville, on the Tennessee River, to learn about Leave No … Continue reading

Posted in Bird Watching, Girl Scouts, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , | 1 Comment

Trip Report: Girls Outside Beats the Heat at Ijams’ Mead’s Quarry

A hot and steamy September afternoon couldn’t keep our intrepid group of six 4-6th grade girls and four Girls Outside guides trapped indoors! Ijams’ Mead’s Quarry provided the perfect retreat. After a little getting to know you and some Leave No Trace … Continue reading

Posted in Trip Report, Uncategorized, Urban Hike | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Girls Outside Awarded Grant to Introduce Girls to Bird Watching!

Observing birds has always been a highlight on Girls Outside hikes — we encounter them every time we hit the trail, and they always invite us to pause to observe their antics and listen to their songs and calls. But now, … Continue reading

Posted in Organization Announcement, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , | 2 Comments

September 6: South Loop Fall Hiking Adventure for Grades 4-6!

Time to sign up your girl for our first hike of the fall season — Ijams Meads Quarry for girls in grades 4-6! This hike is offered in collaboration with Girl Scouts of the Southern Appalachians, though you do not need to … Continue reading

Posted in Girl Scouts, South Loop, Trip Announcement, Uncategorized, Urban Hike | Tagged , , , , | 2 Comments

Brownie Troop 20101 Prepared to GO Hiking!

Girls Outside doesn’t just lead hikes, we can also help you get your troop or group prepared to get outside! This week Brownie Troop 20101 from Girl Scouts of the Southern Appalachians invited Girls Outside to come talk about hiking … Continue reading

Posted in Girl Scouts | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Announcing Spring 2014 G.O. Hikes!

Now announcing two G.O. hikes to get your favorite girl outside this spring! Both hikes coming up are for elementary-aged girls, one for girls in grades 1-3 and one for girls in grades 4-6! Both are offered in collaboration with Girl Scouts … Continue reading

Posted in South Loop, Trip Announcement, Uncategorized, Urban Hike, Young Hikers | Tagged , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Inside Nature’s Paintbox: An Autumn Urban Wilderness Hike

A simple question: “What color is that tree?” But this time of year, there’s extra room for creativity in your answer. Our Girls Outside hikers this past weekend decided the tree in question could be described as red, orange, pink, or peachy pink, reflecting … Continue reading

Posted in South Loop, Trip Report, Uncategorized, Urban Hike | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment