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Womxn in the Wild

Raised toward our $5,000 Goal
17 Donors
Project has ended
Project ended on November 28, at 11:59 PM PST
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Providing womxn with opportunities in the natural resources and agriculture

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 bent over table writing data on the datasheet.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
Intense mentorship in preparing materials for future grad school or employment
Student smiling as she trims vegetation to clear out an area to set up a remote camera to monitor wildlife.


The total program cost for each participant is $3,000 which includes a stipend for students' commitment to the program, travel costs (airfare, hotel, lodging, food) to our partner sites, and equipment needed to work on projects. With your help, we can make these experiences for these womxn a reality!

Click here to learn more about past participants and have a look at a scientific publication that came from this experience!

Choose a giving level


Meal Sponsor

When traveling to partner sites, students will spend approximately $10 per meal. This will help offset the costs of one student meal when traveling.


Workshop Sponsor

Participants will be provided three workshops where they will focus on developing resumes/CVs, science communication, and career/grad school readiness. This level provides support for one of these workshops.


Equipment Sponsor

Working in the wild requires tools that assist participants in collecting data. This sponsorship will help provide enough equipment to ensure each participant will get hands-on experience.


Mentor Sponsor

Unpaid labor is common in the natural resources, we want to ensure that our womxn mentors are compensated for the time and expertise provided to program participants. This level supports one mentor.


Participant Sponsor

Unpaid or underpaid labor is far too common in the field of natural resources. Let's change that by compensating program participants who may be taking time away from other commitments to broaden their experience to be career-ready. This level provides a stipend to one participant.


Travel Sponsor

Visiting out-of-state conservation organizations will be a key piece to the experience in the program and with that comes costs. This helps support one program participant in their travel (airfare, lodging, transportation) to our partner sites.

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