Bicycling the Underground Railroad

   “Every great dream begins with a dreamer…” – Harriet Tubman This morning we were delighted to receive a message from Erick Cedeño, who said, “I traveled back to the 1800’s from New Orleans, LA to Niagara Falls, NY…along the Underground Railroad by bicycle to become an eyewitness to history and follow the footsteps of the…

Akiima Price leading NAAEE 2013 tour in Baltimore, MD

Field Report: NAAEE 2013 Conference in Baltimore, Maryland

  Hello, my name is Morgan Powell of Bronx River Sankofa.  Here are some memories I’ve brought home from the 42nd annual conference of the North American Association for Environmental Education.  It was certainly one of the most ethnically diverse in NAAEE history thanks to vigorous and sustained efforts.  Keep on pushing for a green…

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Outdoor Afros Swim in Open Water for a Good Cause

  That’s right! In an historic event this weekend, the East Oakland Swim Club in partnership with Water World Swim Organization Swim and the Centurions of San Francisco, hosted 100 Black Folk and Friends Alcatraz to San Francisco Swim. Folks from around the Oakland Bay Area came together to swim in the surrounding open waters…

Move Over Batman! Outdoor Afros Take Over A Pennsylvania Cave

A blog by Outdoor Afro Leader Victoria Evans of Pennsylvania, who shares how visiting a cave with kids can cause a seismic shift in how they might perceive these natural treasures. After the heat and haze of August, the day started with a refreshing crispness, which was good because there is a spectacular view from the top…

Of Deer, Lighthouses, and the Cold War: An Outdoor Afro Adventure in a Local National Park

Written by Northern California Outdoor Afro Leader Teresa Baker Last weekend, Outdoor Afros gathered to walk the Bonitas Lighthouse trail, and were greeted by a family of deer. While they grazed on their morning meal, we stopped and photographed this bit of stunning wildlife. But if you also want to learn about what it takes…

Hooked! An Outdoor Afro Fishing Tail

By Outdoor Afro Leader Zoë Polk When the alarm went off at 6:00 am on Saturday, I was tempted to hit the snooze button. But then I remembered that I was going fishing that morning, and a familiar feeling took hold. I arose from my bed, checked the weather report, made my lunch and packed up…

Wearing Labor Day White and Singing About Gardens

Outdoor Afro member @ebonisenai just sent us this inspirational and beautiful video of a tribute to love and living in our gardens. With a clap-clap and wistful sound, Laura Mvula beautifully channels the lyrics of Green Garden, while calling up the ancestors and having church in a swath of golden green. Take me outside Into the…

A First Time Visit to Yosemite

Submitted by Terry Rogers-Womack, who shared with us on our Facebook  page pictures so inspiring, we wanted to learn more. Today, with our hearts heavy with concern for Yosemite; its protectors and stewards, we decided to share her story about this jewel of our national heritage to inspire more caring engagement for its future. Enjoy…