Women's Professional Group Resource List

The following are a collection of professional, women-oriented resources regarding women/girls in the outdoors and experiential and adventure education. These resources have been compiled by a variety of women in an effort to collectively gather resources!

Conferences, Trainings, & Gatherings

Other Resources

Adventure Education Organizations & Programs for Girls and Women (U.S. only)

Books

  • Anderson, M. L. (1988). Thinking about women: Sociological perspectives on sex and gender (2nd ed.). New York: Macmillan Publishing Company.
  • Arnold, S. C. (1994). Transforming body image through women’s wilderness experiences. In E. Cole, Erdman, E., & Rothblum, E. (Eds.). Wilderness therapy for women: The power of adventure. (pp. 43-54). New York: Haworth Press. 
  • Brown, L. M. (1998). Raising their voices. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press.
  • Brown, L. M. (2003). Girlfighting. New York: New York University Press.
  • Brown, L. M., & Gilligan, C. (1992). Meeting at the Crossroads: Women's psychology and girls' development. New York: Random House, Inc.
  • Debold, E., Brown, L. M., Wessen, S., & Brookins, G. K. (1999). Cultivating hardiness zones for adolescent girls: A reconceptualization of resilience in relationships with caring adults. In N. G. Johnson, Roberts, M.C., & Worell, J. (Eds.). Beyond appearances: A new look at adolescent girls. (pp. 181-204). Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.
  • Freeman, S.J.M., & Bourque, S.C. (2001). Leadership and power: New conceptions. In S.J.M. Freeman, Bourque, S.C., & Shelton, C.M. (Eds.), Women on power: Leadership redefined. (pp. 3-24). Boston: Northeastern University Press. 
  • Gray, T. & Mitten, D. (Eds.). (2018). The Palgrave International Handbook of Women and Outdoor Learning. United Kingdom, London: Palgrave Macmillian. ISBN 978-3-319-53550-0Padavic, I., & Reskin, B. (2002). Women and men at work (2nd ed.). Thousand Oaks, CA: Pine Forge Press.
  • Henderson, K. A. (1996). Women and the outdoors: toward spiritual empowerment. In K. Warren (Ed.). Women's voices in experiential education. (pp. 193-202). Dubuque, IA: Kendall/Hunt.
  • Johnson, A. G. (1997). The gender knot: Unraveling our patriarchal legacy. Philadelphia: Temple University Press. 
  • LeCroy, C. W., & Daley, J. (2001). Empowering adolescent girls: Examining the present
  • and building skills for the future with the go grrrls program. New York: W.W. Norton & Company. 
  • McClintock, M. (1996). Why women's outdoor trips? In K. Warren (Ed.). Women's voices in experiential education. Dubuque, IA: Kendall/Hunt.
  • Padavic, I., & Reskin, B. (2002). Women and men at work (2nd ed.). Thousand Oaks, CA: Pine Forge Press. 
  • Phillips, L. (2000). Flirting with danger: Young women’s reflections on sexuality and domination. New York: New York University Press. 
  • Roberts, N.S. (Ed.). (1998). A Guide to Women's Studies in the Outdoors: A Review of Literature and Research with Annotated Bibliography. Needham Heights, MA: Simon & Schuster Custom Publishing.
  • Warren, K. (1996). Women's voices in experiential education. Boulder, CO: Kendall/Hunt.
  • West-Smith, L. (2001). Body Stories: Research and intimate narratives on women transforming body image in outdoor adventure. Edgewood, KY: Adventurehaven Press.

Journal Articles & Research

  • Bialeschki, M. D., & Henderson, K. A. (1993). Expanding outdoor opportunities for women. Parks & Recreation, 28(8), 36-40.
  • Brown, L. M. (1997). Performing femininities: Listening to white working-class girls in rural maine. Journal of Social Issues, 53(4), 683-701.
  • Clemmensen, B. (2002). An exploration of differences and perceptions of differences between male and female challenge course instructors. Journal of Experiential Education, 25(1), 214-219. 
  • Eagly, A. H., Makhijani, M. G., & Klonsky, B.G. (1992). Gender and evaluation of leaders: A meta-analysis. Psychological Bulletin, 111, 3-22
  • Gilligan, C. (1991). Teaching Shakespeare's sister: Notes from the underground of female adolescence. Women's Studies Quarterly, 19(1 & 2), 31-51.
  • Henderson, K. A. (1994). Broadening an understanding of women, gender and leisure. Journal of Leisure Research, 26(1), 1-7.
  • Henderson, K. A., & Bialeschki, M.D. (1986). Outdoor experiential education (for women only). In M. Gass, & Buell, L. (Eds.). The season of ingenuity: ethics in experiential education. AEE Conference Proceedings Journal, 35-41.
  • Henderson, K.A., & Grant, A.E. (1998). Recreation programming: Don't forget the girls. Parks & Recreation, 33(6), 34-41. 
  • Henderson, K. A., & King, K. (1998). Recreation programming for adolescent girls: Rationale and foundations. Journal of Park and Recreation Administration, 16(2), 1-14.
  • Henderson, K.A. & Roberts, N.S. (1999). An integrative review of the literature on women in the outdoors. In K. Fox, P. Foti, L. McAvoy & A. Young (Eds.). Coalition for Education in the Outdoors Conference Proceedings, January 9-11, 1998. Bradford Woods, IN.
  • Henderson, K.A., Winn, S. & Roberts, N.S. (1996). Kind of in the middle: The gendered meanings of the outdoors for women students. Third Biennial Outdoor Education Research Symposium Proceedings. Coalition for Education in the Outdoors. Martinsville, IN: Bradford Woods.
  • Hornibrook, T., Brinkert, E., Diana, P., Seimens, R., Mitten, D., & Priest, S. (1997). The benefits and motivations of all women's programs. The Journal of Experiential Education, 20(3), 152-158. 
  • Humberstone, B. (1990). Gender, change and adventure education. Gender and Education, 2(2), 199-215.
  • Loeffler, T.A. (1997). Assisting women in developing a sense of competence in outdoor programs. The Journal of Experiential Education, 20(3), 119-123.
  • McDermott, L. (2004). Exploring intersections of physicality and female-only canoeing experiences. Leisure Studies, 23(3), 283-301.
  • Miranda, W. The Genteel Radicals” Camping magazine. American Camp Association. February. p 12. 1987
  • Mitten, D. (1989). Healthy expressions of diversity lead to positive group experiences. Journal of Experiential Education, 12, 3, 17-22.
  • Mitten, D. (1992). Empowering girls and women in the outdoors. Journal of Physical Education, Recreation and Dance, 63(2), 61-64. 
  • Nolan, T., & Priest, S. (1993). Outdoor programmes for women only? The Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Leadership, 10, 14-17. 
  • Pohl, S.L., Borrie, W.T., & Patterson, M.E. (2000). Women, wilderness, and everyday life: A documentation of the connection between wilderness recreation and women’s everyday lives. Journal of Leisure Research, 32(4), 415-434. 
  • Rojahn, K., & Willemsen, T. (1994). The evaluation of effectiveness and likeability of gender-role congruent and gender-role incongruent leaders. Sex Roles: A Journal of Research, 30, 109-120. 
  • Roberts, N.S. (1992). The portrayal of women in climbing magazine: A content analysis, 1970-1990. Master's Thesis (M.A.); University of Maryland, College Park. University Microfilms, Inc. (No: MA0043100001).
  • Roberts, N.S. (1995, May). Wilderness as therapy for women. Parks & Recreation (Research Update), 30(5), 26-32.
  • Roberts, N.S. (2003). Interview: Fran Mainella, Director, National Park Service. Women in Natural Resources, 24(2), 2-10.
  • Roberts, N.S. (2004). Interview: Elizabeth C. Titus-Putnam, Founder, Student Conservation Association. Women in Natural Resources, [Electronic version]. http://www.cnr.uidaho.edu/winr/titusintvw.htm
  • Roberts, N.S. & Bialeschki, M.D. (1995). Women outdoors: Historical perspective and review of research. In L. Frank (Ed.), AEE Conference Proceedings (pp. 249-252). Association for Experiential Education 23rd International Conference. Lake Geneva, WI.
  • Roberts, N.S. & Drogin, E.B. (1993). The outdoor recreation experience: Factors affecting participation of African American women. Journal of Experiential Education, 16(1), 14-18.
  • Roberts, N.S. & Drogin, E.B. (1996). Attitudes and experiences of women of color in the outdoors. Abstracts from the Symposium on Leisure Research. National Recreation and Park Association Congress, Kansas City, KS.
  • Roberts, N., & Henderson, K. A. (1997). Women of color in the outdoors: Culture and meanings. Journal of Experiential Education, 20(3), 134-142. 
  • Warren, K. (1985). Women's outdoor adventures: Myth and reality. The Journal of Experiential Education, 8(2), 10-14.
  • Whittington, A. (2006). Challenging girls' constructions of femininity in the outdoors. Journal of Experiential Education, 28 (3), 205-221.
  • Wittmer, C.R. (2001). Leadership and gender-role congruency: A guide for wilderness and outdoor practitioners. Journal of Experiential Education, 24(3), 173-178. 2010 
  • Yerkes, R. & Miranda, W. Her Story: The Role of Women in the Formation of the American Camp Association 1910-1924. Camping Magazine. American Camp Association. March 2010 
  • Yerkes, R. His Story, Her Story, Our Story: 100 Years of the American Camp Association. Camping Magazine. American Camp Association. January (ACA Golden Quill Award 2010) 2008 
  • Yerkes, R. “Dancing on the Shores of the future: The 1998 Kurt Hahn Address in Theory & Practice of Experiential Education. Warren, K., Mitten, D., Loeffler, TA. (Editors). Association of Experiential Education. 1999 
  • Yerkes, R. & Miranda, W. Women and the Wilderness. The International Encyclopedia of Women and Sport. Levinson, D & Christensen, K. (editors). Macmillan Reference: NY. 1998 
  • Yerkes, R. “Dancing on the Shores of the future: The 1998 Kurt Hahn Address. Journal of Experiential Education. Vol. 22, No. 1. pages 20-23. 1996 
  • Yerkes, R. Forward. Women Voices in Experiential Education. Warren, K. (Editor). Association of Experiential Education. 1996 
  • Yerkes, R. & Miranda, W. Early Women Leaders in Experiential Education. Women Voices in Experiential Education. Warren, K. (Editor). Association of Experiential Education. 1987 
  • Yerkes, R. Pioneer Profiles: An Interview with Kit Hammett. Camping Magazine. Vol. 62, No. 5. March 1987 
  • Yerkes, R. & Miranda, W. The Status of Women Outdoor Leaders Today. Camping Magazine. Vol. 61, No. 4. pages 16-19. 1986 
  • Yerkes, R. & Miranda, W. Outdoor Adventure Programming for Women for 2nd Edition of High Adventure Outdoor Pur­suits: Organization and Leadership. 1986 
  • Yerkes, R. & Miranda, W. Working Women in the Outdoors. Women Outdoors Journal. August 1985 
  • Yerkes, R. Guest Editor, "Experiential Education from the Male and Female Point of View" in Journal of Experiential Education. Summer, Vol. 8, No. 2. 1985 
  • Yerkes, R. & Miranda, W. "Women Outdoor Leaders", What’s New in Camping Research American Camping Association Conference Abstracts, March 1984 
  • Yerkes, R. & Miranda, W. "Women's Outdoor Adventure Program­ming", What's New In Camping Research American Camping association Conference Abstracts, March 1983 
  • Yerkes, R. & Miranda W. Outdoor Adventure Programming for Women. Camping Magazine. Vol. 55, No. 7 pages 19-22. (National Research Award from the Fund for the Advancement of Camping) 1982 
  • Yerkes, R. & Miranda W. The Need for Research in Outdoor Programs for Women. Journal of Physical Education, Recreation and Dance. Vol. 53, No.4 pages 82-85. 1982 
  • Yerkes, R. WIN: A Women in Nature Program. The Outdoor Communicator. Spring. Pages 16-19. Edited Works on Women in the Outdoors 1987 
  • Yerkes, R. Guest Editor, "Women in Organized Camping" in Camping Magazine. February 1985 
  • Yerkes, R. Guest Editor, "Experiential Education from the Male and Female Point of View" in Journal of Experiential Education.