Resource Retreat for Women+ of Wildlife

Limited to 39 spots!

Please join us for the innagural Resource Retreat for Women+ of Wildlife. This event is focused on bringing together women, femme, and non-binary people to discuss some of the particular challenges we face in the field of wildlife.

Link to updated information and detailed agenda.

Participants are invited to join us at the beautiful UC Reserve Field Station at Yosemite for a weekend of sharing, learning, networking, and reflection. Accomodations are historical cabins (Joyce, Landsnaes, and Livingston). The weather should be beautiful so we will try to do as much outdoors as possible!

After arriving on Friday afternoon/evening participants can enjoy a casual hot dinner at their leisure, then socialize with other participants for the rest of the evening. The Landsnaes Cabin will serve as a venue for the evening.

Saturday morning will begin with a cold breakfast and several structured bonding activities that participants can choose from if they wish such as meditation, yoga, or a casual bird walk (TBD based on participants interests). This will be followed by introductions. After that we will have an interactive lecture on Women+ in Leadership, an activity focused on Resources for Success (with lunch!), then more structured bonding time and nature story time. We will then enjoy a catered picnic meal, followed by unstructured socializing until bed.

Sunday morning will also start with cold breakfast and several structured bonding activities, followed by breakout groups for sharing strategies. Lastly we will take some time to Imagine a Better Future for wildlife and for the women+ of wildlife, brainstorming what we want to see and what we need to get there. Folks can then pack a sack lunch and depart on their own adventure in Yosemite for the afternoon!

LocationUC Merced Yosemite Field Station
 7799 Chilnualna Falls Rd
Wawona, CA 95389

Pre-Retreat Zoom:

September 10, 2022: 1:00-3:00pm

Yosemite Field Station:

September 23-25, 2022:  Friday, 4pm to Sunday, 12pm

Everyone is invited to attend the pre-retreat gathering to network, share, and brainstorm discussion topics for the full retreat. This event is free and zoom-based.

Participants are invited to pay what they feel comfortable contributing. The cost of food and lodging will be about $150. Those who register at the Patron rate will support students and early career professionals.

FeesStudent Rate:$50
 ECP Rate:$100
 Pro Rate:$150
 Patron Rate:$200
Tentative Schedule:Friday: 
 4:00-7:00 PMCasual dinner as attendees arrive.
 7:00-10:00 PMUnstructured Bonding
 8:00-9:30 AMStructured Bonding (bird walk, meditation, yoga, etc) and cold breakfast
 9:30-10:00 AMIntroductions and Ice Breakers
 10:00-11:00 AMWomen+ in Leadership – Interactive Lecture
 11:00-11:30 AMCoffee Break and Open Reflection
 11:30-1:00 PMResources For Success – Part 1
 1:00-1:30 PMCold Lunch
 1:30-3:00 PMResources For Success – Part 2
 3:00-4:00 PMStructured Bonding (bird walk, meditation, yoga, etc)
 4:00-5:00 PMNature Story Time
 5:00-7:00 PMCatered Dinner
 7:00-10:00 PMUnstructured Bonding
 8:00-9:30 AMStructured Bonding (bird walk, meditation, yoga, etc) and cold breakfast
 9:30-11:00 AMBreakout Groups – Sharing Strategies
 11:00-12:00 PMImagining a Better Future – A group brainstorm