Inspiring Connections Outdoors is an outings program where volunteer leaders collaborate with community partners to get people outdoors, especially youth, who may not have access on their own to safely discover the wonders of the natural world. Through outdoor experiences, we promote appreciation and protection of the natural environment, provide opportunities for personal growth, and foster respect of self, others, and the environment.
In response to COVID-19, we are suspending all planned ICO until Summer 2022. We will contact our volunteers when we once again able to share outdoor experiences with young people.
- Introduction to nature
- Education about nature
- Imagination and creativity
We plan many events in and around Nashville. See the ICO Activities Nashville page for upcoming activities. On that page you will find links to stories of young people learning, enjoying the outdoors and having fun at our recent events.
Now while outdoor gatherings are restricted because of COVID, we are not able to accept new volunteers. We hope you are interested in being a volunteer so come back to this page later this summer when we hope to tell you we are back to hosting the events for young people.
Treasurer - Jo Ann Tumey
Leader Training Coordinator - Caroline Drury
Leaders are: Craig Jervis, Caroline Drury, Jo Ann Tumey, David Kuhn and Charlie High.
We can see our photos from past outings at: https://www.facebook.com/NashvilleInnerCityOutings/.
For leaders, Sierra Club posts a full range of ICO support documents, guidelines and forms on Campfire Community Outings - Inspiring Connections Outdoors. Access is restricted to leaders but if you are in training or about to become a leader you can be given access by Charlie High if you contact him by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.