Your support carried us through 2020. Thank you!
Our Youth Ecology program will support young people in their discovery of nature, foster a personal connection to the outdoors and create a foundation for future stewards. We are activating youth's sense of wonder for natural spaces and its ecology. Youth will develop their own strategies to take care of this planet and identify ways to become better stewards.
More info coming soon.
Our adventure leaders support the majority of Wild Diversity's programing. They lead single day and multi day adventures on land and on water. Our Leadership Development Program focuses on developing outdoorists and community members into outdoor leaders, regardless of the level of previous leadership or outdoor experience, through a combination of workshops, field training, feedback and growth. Our Leadership Development Training program is for People of Color and/or people in the LGBTQ community.
Our BIPOC-centered swimming program builds our community's relationship with water while building comfort and confidence. Our culturally sensitive approach is to first support healing in participants relationship to water, then build comfort & enjoyment, and finally build swimming ability.
Join us for summer of 2021 programing.
Pod Adventures are our small group outdoor adventures to provide the BIPOC & LGBTQ community access to safe and welcoming outdoor experiences. Our group adventures include day hikes and adventures to multi day trips on land and water.
Stay connected for upcoming trips and adventures.
Resilience Outdoor Conference is about decolonizing outdoor education for People of Color & the LGBTQ communities. We provide support centered around our community and fosters a meaningful foundation for diversity. It is an investment in community knowledge expansion in outdoor education that supports growth today and tomorrow.
The Wild X Project is a full-time, free educational program for students of color to have hands-on outdoor learning opportunities to counter the challenges of virtual education. Students learn practical skills paired with regular school lessons to meet Common Core requirements.
These workshops prepare you for the present, the apocalypse and beyond. Wild Diversity's workshop series provides support to increase our community's confidence and competence in outdoors knowledge, skills and activities. With each skill-set you master you’ll receive a badge you can take with you to your next zombie apocalypse team interview. Learn how to navigate, read maps, make fires, identify birds, make a life saving knot, identify medicinal and edible plants, build shelters, navigate waterways and more. Feel confident that you can support yourself, family or community when needed.
Workshops coming in 2021.
Success in solving environmental problems is dependent on an inclusive, robust community being a part of the solutions. Our program supports current and new BIPOC conservationists in creating conservation initiatives that are community-centered while building thoughtful connections in wild spaces.
More info coming soon.
Our Yemoja and QT Paddle Crews increases visibility of BIPOC and our Queer & Trans bodies on our waterways in the Pacific Northwest.