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Give the best day ever

Give the best day ever Donate Today We’ve heard that sharing a story is the shortest distance between two people, so we are hoping this story makes you feel close to the work of Wilderness Youth Project. Imagine this You’re sitting in your fourth-grade classroom when your Wilderness Youth Project mentors Mario, Andrew, and Amanda […]

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Inside Green Careers

Inside Green Careers Conversation with Graciela Cabello, Wilderness Youth Project Board Member & Los Padres Forest Director of Youth & Community Engagement Author: Dr. Xochitl Clare, Wilderness Youth Project As an early career Afro-Latina marine biologist simultaneously entering and mentoring BIPOC individuals in green careers, I find it essential to look to our community leaders

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Unlocking Health and Happiness Through Outdoor Mentoring

Unlocking Health and Happiness Through Outdoor Mentoring: The Power of ACEs Prevention Inside-Out Conference by Children & Nature Network In June 2023, the Children & Nature Network organized the Inside-Out Conference, which was held in Estes Park, Colorado. SImilar to Wilderness Youth Project, the Children & Nature Network believe that, “when children spend time outdoors,

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Beyond Access with Xochitl Clare

Beyond Access with Xochitl Clare Welcome, Dra. Xochitl Clare!  Wilderness Youth Project is excited to welcome Dra. Xochitl Clare to the team this summer. Xochitl is serving as an Interim Family & Community Engagement Coordinator, She will work with our program families and sister organizations in expanding WYP’s ability to host nature outreach events. READ

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Imagine for yourself

Imagine for Yourself Donate Today Imagine this …it’s your first ever visit to the Carpinteria Bluffs.  The January rains mean the grass is tall. So tall, you realize, that when Miranda flops down flat on her back, you can’t see her, even though she’s just a few feet away from you! Soon, all fourteen of

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Rose Garden Meeting Location Change

At Wilderness Youth Project, we are grateful for the opportunity to bring kids outside. For 18 years WYP has been meeting at the Rose Garden near the Santa Barbara Mission.  When WYP first began meeting at the Rose Garden, we chose the spot because it is a central and accessible Santa Barbara location.  As many

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2022 in Review

The King Tides around new years remind us of the high water marks of the past year, and they invite us to reflect on the low times. We hope we treat low times like tide pools- worthy of investigating, possibly holding treasures. Here are some reflections on the past year for Wilderness Youth Project: High

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“Vitamin N” with Richard Louv

“Vitamin N” with Richard Louv Seen in 46 states and 58 countries, Hospice Santa Barbara’s illuminate Community Education and Engagement Series is a FREE virtual series of renowned speakers who address the feelings and questions that accompany our challenging time – speakers that will inspire, educate, encourage deeper inquiry and action, create community discussion, and

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Five Must-See Nature Spots for Gauchos Who Love the Outdoors

Five Must-See Santa Barbara Nature Spots for Gauchos Who Love the Outdoors Written by: Julia Barerra, UCSB Alum Looking to get your nature fix while going to UCSB? You have certainly come to the right place! Santa Barbara, commonly known as the American Riviera, is home to a wide range of scenic landscapes to explore

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WYP offices have moved!

WYP offices have moved! We are pleased to announce that our team has moved our “HQ” office space from Goleta to Santa Barbara.  We spent over 15 years in the building on Hollister Avenue and our old office served us well.  While we’ve made great memories, tracked in lots of dirt and laughter, we couldn’t

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