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Join us for our next Wild East Women (WEW) Network Call! Guest Speaker, Leandra Taylor, will be sharing her personal story and inspirations as an artist, scientist, mountaineer, and educator and what it means to “reach new summits.” The summit is not always the peak or highest point on a mountain. Sometimes, the summit is the moment you surpass your personal limits. On this call, Leandra will guide participants in exploring how nature can be used as a space not only for adventure but for rest, healing, and creative inspiration. Reaching new summits is about redefining what it means to be ‘outdoorsy’ and how experiences in nature can be a metaphoric guide for our everyday lives.
During the call, we will also share upcoming stewardship events and other opportunities to get involved with Wild East Women.
Wild East Women is an affinity group working under the umbrella of the Appalachian Trail Conservancy (ATC) to support women* in engaging with trails and outdoor spaces in meaningful ways. WEW features interviews and workshops by women and non-binary folks who steward and advocate for trails, provides tips and strategies for outdoor adventures, and inspires women to get involved with hiking and trail stewardship.
*This group welcomes and celebrates cis women, trans women, and non-binary people who feel comfortable sharing in a women-centered space.
A Zoom link will be sent out to those who register for the event within two days prior to the call.
Advanced registration is necessary. Please register for this event by clicking on the “Express Your Interest” button below and then fill out the following form.
About the Speaker:
Leandra Taylor is an artist, environmental scientist, and educator based in Asheville, NC. Currently working as the Partnership and Community Outreach Coordinator for the Southern Appalachian Wilderness Stewards (SAWS), Leandra focuses her efforts on building meaningful community relationships and creating partnerships to support equitable access to nature. She has a passion for communicating and interpreting science to the public and helping Black and brown people reconnect with nature. In her free time, she enjoys hiking, bird watching, and nature journaling.
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Appalachian Trail Conservancy