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Spring Updates: New Leadership, Donated Funds, & Successful Transition

Dear Friends of Girls Outside with Ijams, You may have noticed we’ve been on a bit of a hiatus.  It’s true, we needed some time to work out the details of our transition to Girls Outside with Ijams, and to … Continue reading

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Springtime Transitions

  It’s been a lovely spring in East Tennessee (despite the allergies), and we hope you’ve been out enjoying it.  Like spring truly is, this has been a time of transition for Girls Outside.  The bad news is, due to … Continue reading

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Salamanders and Kestrels and Raccoons, oh my!

Girls Outside saw all these creatures, or their evidence, and more last Sunday November 15 during our 1st – 3rd grade hike at Ijams Nature Center. After going over our Leave No Trace principles, 11 hikers and four guides were fortunate … Continue reading

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End of Season Hike: November 15, Grades 1 – 3

This hike now has a wait list.  To add your name to the wait list click here. The location of this hike has been changed from the original post.  Please read the updates below. This year, our youngest hikers have … Continue reading

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We finally did it! Sunshine and Girls Outside at the UT Arboretum.

  Well, you know what they say, “Third times the charm.”  After two previous attempts were rained out for hiking at the UT Arboretum, 9 intrepid young ladies and four adult women hike guides participated in last Sunday’s Girls Outside … Continue reading


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Chart new territory with Girls Outside! Hike for grades 1 – 3 Sunday March 29 2 – 4pm.

Come along as we explore new territory at the UT Arboretum on Sunday March 29 from 2 – 4pm.   This hike is a free event for girls in grades 1 – 3.  All hikers must be registered by Thursday … Continue reading

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1st – 3rd Grade Girls to Branch Out on November 1

This hike is now full, but if you’d like to be included on our waiting list, send us an email at Girls Outside’s youngest explorers have the opportunity to inaugurate the UT Arboretum as the next Girls Outside hike … Continue reading

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Sept. 20 – Up, Above and Around Meads Quarry for 7th & 8th Graders!

Hot on the heals of the first hike of the season, it’s time to sign up your 7th or 8th grade girl for our first ever hike for this age group.  This time we’ll head up, above and around Ijams Meads … Continue reading

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Trip Report: Springing Into the Outdoors, April 26, 2014

Girls Outside’s second spring hike featured seven intrepid youngsters in grades 1 – 3,  four fantastic adult volunteers, including two new recruits from our winter Recruitment Fair and one accompanying parent. Together, we explored a loop starting at Mead’s Quarry, following the … Continue reading

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