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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

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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

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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

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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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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

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Spectacular winter panoramas: River Bluff and High Ground Park

We had great weather for our February hike this year, with temperatures in the 60s and two new hiking areas to explore, both with great views of the city. Twelve girls, grades 4-6, and five Girls Outside Guides, including four … Continue reading

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Volunteers Needed!

Come to our Recruitment Fair from 2-4 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 2, at IJAMS to find out more about Girls Outside and how you can help get girls outside. Girls Outside is committed to helping young girls get outside — to … Continue reading

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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

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