Lauren Winnewisser

Recommend WYP for REI’s Cooperative Action Fund

Recommend WYP for REI’s Cooperative Action Fund At Wilderness Youth Project, we believe that all children need nature. Not just the ones whose families have privilege and easy access to nature. Not only those of a certain race or economic class or culture or gender or sexual identity or language or set of abilities. Every …

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From the Field: Let it Go / Desde el campo: Déjalo ir

From the Field: Let it Go / Desde el campo: Déjalo ir Ver en español Over the next few weeks, we will be sharing nature connection stories from the field! We asked our staff to share the stories that are currently on their minds and hearts. Today we are sharing a beautiful story from one …

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Our Vision of the Outdoor Equity Program Collaborative

Our Vision of the Outdoor Equity Program Collaborative Do you remember the Instagram Live with Monique Limón back in July and our blog post on Outdoor Equity where we were looking for community input in August and September? If not, take a moment to look back before you continue! Since then, we have continued to make …

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WYP DIY: Tree Scavenger Hunt

WYP DIY: Tree Scavenger Hunt Get ready to wander! Trees are all around. They provide us with shade, food, beauty and fresh air. I am especially grateful for the trees that grow fruit that I can pick and eat. I am also grateful for my neighbors who share the fruit from their trees. Let’s see …

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Notes From the Field: Condor Teens / Desde el campo: Los adolescentes Cóndor

From the Field: Condor Teens / Desde el campo: Los adolescentes Cóndor Ver en español You cannot trick teens with candy change their feelings or make them eat extra oatmeal.   you cannot convince them that this is not hard, grueling, sweaty, painful   you cannot make them walk faster be nice brush their teeth …

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WYP DIY: Imaginary Hide & Seek

WYP DIY: Imaginary Hide & Seek This is a game of memory, mental mapping, awareness, and navigation! Age Range: All ages Number of Players: 2 or more Space and Time Requirements:  This game can be played anywhere. Rounds can be anywhere from 2-10 minutes long Intro Many animals out in the wild will use their …

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WYP DIY: A Parent’s Perspective

WYP DIY: A Parent’s Perspective Nearby nature is all around! From art projects, to stories, to natural recipes, we are providing you with resources and WYP DIY Activities that more deeply engage children and adults with the natural world. “As a mother of two young children, who are living in a world filled with more …

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WYP DIY: Scavenger Hunt for Red

WYP DIY: Scavenger Hunt for Red Why red? Red says: WHY NOT?! Red is warm oxygenated blood pumping. Flowers that POP through carpets of green. Cochineal pigments. Ember red coals. DANGER! STOP! Bright berries beckon…edible fruits or poisonous berry? Let’s get to know Red!  Transcribe these questions to your journal OR click here for a printable …

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Stress graphic *Graphic adapted from the "Roadmap to Resilience: The California Surgeon General’s Report on Adverse Childhood Experiences, Toxic Stress, and Health"

Adverse Childhood Experiences & Stress Busters

Adverse Childhood Experiences & Stress Busters In the past year, the California’s Surgeon General, Dr. Nadine Burke Harris, announced that the state was adding “access to nature” to its list of seven Stress Busters as published in the Roadmap for Resilience which highlights how Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and toxic stress impact long term community …

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