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. 

Activities may include:
Waterfalls and Watercolor
Photo-liage Photography and Fall colors
Snow Angels and Snowshoes
Cascadas and Conchas
Spring into Spring- Wildflowers and Plant ID
Backpacking Trip

Applications are currently closed. Check back in the Spring to apply for our 2024-2025 cohort!

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

2023-2024 School-Year Dates:

Main cohort dates take place monthly on the second Saturday (except for January which is the third Saturday)*
9AM-5PM, Locations TBD

October 14
November 11
December 9
January 20 (Note 3rd Saturday instead of 2nd)
February 10
March 9
April 13-14 (overnight camping trip)
May 11
June 8
June 13 (weekday meeting to prep for backpacking)
June 28-July 1 (overnight backpacking trip)

*Dates and times are subject minor changes based on weather conditions

Facilitated by Beatriz Rojas Vazquez

Join Y-WE and invest in a better future for young women*
*those who identify as women, girls, trans, non-binary, or gender expansive