Established in 2019, Womxn in the Wild is a summer field experience aimed at providing womxn opportunities in the natural resources and agriculture, community, and transferrable skills. Participants dive into on-the-ground projects and attend workshops that focus on career and grad school readiness, scientific communication, and resume/CV development. Participants immerse themselves in field projects through collaborations locally in Los Angeles and surrounding counties and out-of-state through partnerships with land stewardship organizations in Texas that integrate ranching and conservation.
Student recording data on bird characteristics while banding birds at a wildlife refuge.Why is this experience important?
Traditionally, the fields of natural resources and agriculture have been male-dominated. However, more recently the number of womxn in the natural resources and agricultural fields has grown. Even with this shift, gender gaps still exist in pay, experiences, and rankings. This is an opportunity for womxn to grow and develop themselves as scientists and leaders who will be prepared to move into career roles and become a part of the decision-making process.
What will participants gain from YOUR sponsorship?
A community of like-minded womxn
A growing network of natural resources and agriculture professionals
Hands-on experiences not typically offered in the classroom
Improvement in their scientific skills like data collection, presentation