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Practicing Community Episode 2 – Resources For Work Connecting With The Natural World

Dancing in the waves, relishing the sweet scent of a flower, tracking animal stories through imprints along a river bank, listening to bird song. What nature offers is connection to a broader scope of life,to where we came from, to right where we belong. Below is a list of of nature-focused programs, articles and other resources. Enjoy!

There are over 50 Youth Passageways Partners Doing the Work

Other Nature Connection Organizations

Blogs from Youth Passageways

Resource Pages

Online Articles:


Book/ Videos


About the Author: Marisa Taborga Byrne

Marisa (Sasa) Taborga Byrne, born and raised in California, comes from an Irish, German, Bolivian and Spanish lineage. She is a Nature Connection Guide, Rites of Passage Facilitator and Holistic Sexual Health Educator. Marisa has been working with youth since she was one herself, and began to hold ceremonial rites of passage for adolescents and adults in 2012. She has worked for Pacific Quest in Hawaii, Rites of Awareness and Outside now in California, Rites of Passage Journeys in Washington, and has been a part of Youth Passageways as a volunteer and Stewardship Council Member. As a recipient of the powerful healing attributes of nature, she is a strong advocate for soul discovery in the wild. Marisa is now fully dedicated to empowering youth through the lens of holistic sexual health education, believing that education is the preventative medicine of potential trauma and the key to fully embracing and embodying our wild, natural selves.

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