Thank you for visiting Gaia Passages!

After 10 amazing years of nourishing nature connection with girls and youth, we are excited to share that Gaia Passages is in a phase of reorienting and revisioning in order to meet the changing needs of these times.

Gaia Passages continues to be committed to supporting nature connection activities for people of all ages, genders, cultures, and ethnicities. We believe in the healing power of nature to cultivate emotional and ecological literacy which are essential to community resilience.

As we vision how best to continue serving our community and the earth we are pausing our programming. We are taking time to compost what has come before in order to generate good soil for what is coming next.

We are so deeply grateful for our amazing community and staff and will let you know once we’re ready to gather together to share ideas and visions for the future.

During this time of transition, Gaia Passages needs your support to fund the basic operating costs of keeping the organization alive; website fees, banking, taxes, etc. Please consider donating whatever you can so that we can continue to serve the nature connection community and the earth.

Thank you,

The Gaia Passages Board of Directors: Constance Washburn, Emily Swanson, Lauren Dietrich Chavez, and Michelle Sauceda.




Nature and Soul-Based Programs Honoring Life’s Changes


Gaia Passages centers youth expressing their full selves in multicultural nature-based programs, empowering all to connect deeply with Earth wisdom within an intergenerational community of support and creative play.


We envision a world where humans embody love for our earth, each of us acting with justice and compassion, honoring our creative selves, one another, and all our wild relations.

Health and Safety Precautions

Gaia Passages is in compliance with the current CDC recommendations in response to the shifting COVID-19 Protocols.

*Gaia Passages (formally Gaia Girls Passages) centers the feminine while being a diverse, inclusive, and equitable community of belonging. Read more about how we approach gender here.

*Studies show a rising percentage of youth who say they don’t fit traditional gender norms. More are identifying themselves with nontraditional gender labels such as transgender or gender-fluid.





Our Cultural Thriving initiative is generously funded by the Horner Foundation.

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