10kmarch

Join Outdoor Afro March Match-ness!

Make a Slam Dunk for  Outdoor Afro! We are over the moon to announce that we have a challenge grant from two generous donors. They have pledged together to match your giving for Outdoor Afro dollar for dollar up to $10,000 starting this week! Funds will be used to provide training and support for our…

10917317_10153108213374274_6820396112126828672_n

Celebrate Black History Month with Outdoor Afro

Join us in living and remembering Black History this February and every month of the year by Outdoor Afro Leader Zoë Polk On Saturday February 7, 2015 Outdoor Afro Richmond Virginia hosted a “Healing Hike” in York River State Park. This hike was part of Outdoor Afro’s nationwide campaign to engage as a community in solidarity activities with Ferguson and New York…

leadership team group photo

Now Recruiting: 2015 Fellows to Join the National Outdoor Afro Leadership Team!

Outdoor Enthusiasts, Nature Lovers and Community Leaders Across the Country Are Encouraged to Apply *Do you enjoy hiking, birdwatching, camping, kayaking, skiing, gardening, barbecuing or other recreational outdoor activities? *Do you have a passion for inspiring community in the outdoors? *Are you interested in creating, sharing and implementing strategies to reconnect African Americans to nature? *Would…

photo 11

Sustainable Celebrations: Creatively Incorporating Nature in Our Holidays

by Outdoor Afro Leader Zoë Polk As the daughter of a fisherman, repurposing was a big part of my upbringing. Cleaned fish carcasses went into the crab pots. Outgrown t-shirts were used as rags to unhook slimy, squirmy Catfish. Driftwood was rescued and incorporated into my mother’s artistic creations. And at the end of every December,…

1460006_10152831308000682_2222861999963553811_n

Beach Biking and Dancing

Who says you need to camp to enjoy nature? Denene Millner, an Atlanta based mom, wife, and author is a long-time sister blog comrade of ours. Her posts this weekend from Kiawah Island via a Residence Inn stay were so inspiring, we could not resist sharing them with the Outdoor Afro fam! Denene shares: We’re at Kiawah Island, on the coast…

KelliEnglish-300x300 KQED

On Taking Risks and National Parks

The national parks are our treasures, and I remain grateful for the multiple ways my organization, Outdoor Afro, and many others like it, have successfully partnered with park staff, scholars, and volunteers to help shift the visual representation and physical presence of who gets outdoors.  Engaging more people around the country with the tremendous assets…