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Looking for Spring on March 20 at Forks of the River!

Hello, spring! Come out, come out, wherever you are! Let’s celebrate the official first day of spring on March 20 by looking for signs that this exciting season has arrived at Forks of the River WMA. This hike is for girls in grades 2-4. … Continue reading

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Older Girls Celebrate Fall with Arboretum Hike!

To celebrate the beginning of the Fall season, six excited 3rd – 5th grade girls set out with their trail guides to experience the amazing sights and smells of September at the UT Arboretum in Oak Ridge. Although a cloudy … Continue reading

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Concord Park Birds and Fall Colors: Oct 4 for Grades 3-6!

Let’s look for the first signs of fall coming to Concord Park! We’ll be looking for early fall colors and late season wildflowers, and scanning the water and skies for birds with our binoculars. This hike and bird walk will be on … Continue reading

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Brownies Find Flowers, Fungi, Swallows and Skinks

Last weekend six adventuring Brownie Girl Scouts, their troop leaders, and two Girls Outside guides hiked Ijams’ Meads Quarry and Ross Marble areas. The young hikers had eagle eyes and spotted so many neat things — almost immediately they sighted … Continue reading

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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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Trip Report: Signs of Spring on Forks of the River Hike

It was an early February day, but Girls Outside saw many signs of spring on our Ijams-Forks of the River hike last weekend. Taking advantage of the unseasonably warm and sunny day, 15 young girls and 5 women followed the Urban Wilderness Trail from … Continue reading

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