Gender Creative Kids is a social group organized by Outright Vermont for kids under 13 and their parents/caregivers. We loosely define gender creative as kids who fall outside traditional ideas of gender, but welcome other definitions.
Audubon Vermont hosts free Gender Creative Kids Outings outdoors in Huntington in every season of year, creating connections to nature and community for youth and their families. We will delight in bird migration and ephemeral wildflowers in spring, catch frogs and salamanders in the summer, immerse ourselves in the colors of autumn foliage in fall, discover animal tracking and fire-building in winter, and explore bird-friendly maple sugaring in late winter/mud season.
The group meets on the 2nd Sunday of every month from 2-4 pm. The location varies month to month.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org to learn where the next adventure will be and to sign up!
Building community takes time, consistency, and trust. It is essential to hold space that intentionally celebrates gender creativity for youth and provides opportunities for families and caregivers to connect with each other. Returning to an outdoor space repeatedly in every season of the year can create a sense of stewardship, ease, and comfort – both for youth and adults.
"Many gender creative children in Vermont may be the only child in their class or community who is challenging gender norms. Parents often feel alone in their experience of raising a transgender child. Gender Creative Kids helps reduce that disconnection by creating essential opportunities for trans or gender creative children and their caregivers to build community with families who share their story. Families come from all over the state to create connections and resilience, a necessary antidote to the isolation they may experience socially or geographically." - Amanda Rohdenburg, Outright Vermont
Audubon has been a long-time leader in environmental education and is passionate about creating safe and inclusive spaces for those who have traditionally been excluded from the environmental movement. We know that when we create intentional opportunities for specific groups to participate in outdoor activities, they show up. This means that we can support our entire community and help more people find their place and feel represented in the great outdoors.