Get outside with Y-WE Nature Connections every month and dive deeper into your relationship with the land! Learn to listen and speak to the plants and animals though art, a practice of gratitude and reciprocity.

We will learn survival skills — physical and emotional — as well as participate in environmental stewardship and lead activities for the group. Supported by the natural world, a community of peers, and adventurous mentors, we develop a reciprocal relationship with our environment and experience how we are part of nature, not separate from it. We will work as a team as we prepare all year for a backpacking trip at the end of the school year!

Beginners are welcome. Food, gear, transportation, and more are provided by Y-WE. 

Applications coming soon for Fall 2025!

Open to young women and gender expansive youth ages 13-19. As with all Y-WE programs, all excursions are free to attend!

Two young women kayaking in the Duwamish River


Please reach out to our Program Manager, Aya, at

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*those who identify as women, girls, trans, non-binary, or gender expansive