#FindYourPark, Find Your Path: A Journey of Self Discovery

Baltimore based Brittany Leavitt reflects on her first year as an #OutdoorAfro Leader and her deepening relationship with the National Parks What were some your favorite activities that you lead in your first year as an Outdoor Afro leader? My first year as an Outdoor Afro Leader was incredible. I was able to learn so…

Now Presenting The 2016 Outdoor Afro Leadership Team!

Sixty Leaders Will Create Relevant Outdoor Experiences in 26 States. For the fifth year in a row, Outdoor Afro has recruited and selected enthusiastic volunteers from around the country to inspire black connections and leadership in nature. We are proud to be expanding to new cities including Boston, Denver, Miami, Las Vegas, Milwaukee, and Anchorage, AK In April…

#SwimmingWhileBlack: Diving In

Inspired by Black History, Outdoor Afro Gary, Indiana Leader Yolanda Crocker-Bradley learns to swim and changes her relationship with her favorite local shoreline.   Why did you decide to take swim lessons? For years, I had toyed with the thought of actually learning to swim. Considering that natural spaces that are in close proximity to water…

By Land and By Sea: Exploring Local Black History

This month, join Outdoor Afro as we dive into the historic Martin Luther King Jr. Swimming Pool,  discover little known Black history in our neighborhoods, and board the Balclutha to learn about African American sailors’ contributions to the 1920’s Alaskan salmon industry. Atlanta, Georgia Learn to Swim February 6  Explore Martin Luther King National Historic Site February 13 Crystal…

December Trail Mix: Winter Wandering

Get in the mix as we go snowboarding, build community and a campfire in the mountains, and incorporate nature into our seasonal decorations. Atlanta, Georgia Birdwatching at Piedmont Park December 5  Hike Sweetwater Creek State Park December 12  Atlanta Beltline Bus Tour December 12 Holiday Campfire and Music in the Arabia Mountains December 13 Stargazing…

2016 Outdoor Afro Leadership Team: Now Recruiting!

Connect to our Leadership Network and Create Relevant Outdoor Experiences for Yourself, Your Family and Your Community Tell Us About You: *Are you an outdoor enthusiast who wants to lead creative and accessible outdoor events? *Are you invested in leveraging the outdoors to improve Black family health? *Are you inspired by the Buffalo Soldiers, Benjamin Banneker,…

Trail Mix: Natural November

 Get in the Mix as we run a 5k in the Redwoods, CampOut under the stars, Picnic on the Lake and #OptOutside. Atlanta, Georgia  Providence Canyon Campout, Hike and Star Gaze November 7 Hike at Black Rock Mountain State Park November November 14 Essential Camping Skills and Intro to Back County Cooking November 21 Bay…