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Outdoor Afro Wins the National Wildlife Federation Communication Award

Outdoor Afro Founder Wins Prestigious Award at National Wildlife Federation’s National Conservation Achievement Awards   Outdoor Afro founder, Rue Mapp of Oakland, California has been selected as the recipient of the National Wildlife Federation’s (NWF) 2014 Communications award. Mapp is receiving this prestigious award for her dedication to environmental education and passion for connecting African-Americans…

We did it again, this time with a challenge…

By Alisha Pye, Los Angeles Outdoor Afro Leader So we went hiking above the Mountain Gate Country Club again, but this time we decided to mix it up a bit. So we decided to go off the fire trail and hike the hills. This was a great hike although we had fewer people we had…

Four More Years of Support for Our Natural Heritage

As many of you know, the Obama administration has taken a unprecedented stand on connecting people to our public lands and national monuments from its beginning. Today, we at Outdoor Afro are delighted that this effort will move forward and continue in its progress to preserve, protect, and embrace our natural assets and heritage. Here…

Day Tripping: What You Can Discover on the Bronx River and Beyond!

Morgan Powell is  a landscape designer who edits Bronx River Sankofa on You Tube and Facebook.  He is passionate about New York’s Bronx River and its African American heritage. Here is Morgan’s second submission in a three-part series to highlight the generous yet delicate resource of the Bronx River: I’ve just  taken my fellow Whole Communities…

National Kids to Parks Day – May 19th!

Join Outdoor Afro in getting excited about the second annual National Kids to Parks Day May 19th, 2012! What a great opportunity to celebrate nature with kids, families, and fellow outdoor people! The National Park Trust and our mascot Buddy Bison wants everyone to have an American park experience. We are inviting every family in America…

Introducing the Outdoor Afro Leadership Team!

From making trips to Washington D.C. to provide input on initiatives ranging from Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move Campaign to providing ideas to the Department of Interior on ways to engage African American families in outdoor recreation, Rue Mapp, Outdoor Afro Founder and CEO, realized, “I can’t do all of this myself,” and sought out more…

Great American Backyard Campout Blends Outdoors, Family Fun and Science

By Danielle N. Lee Outdoor Afro Contributor and author of Urban Science Adventures! © It’s summertime and the living is easy, especially if you’re a kid.  Schools out and fun is all that is on their hyperactive minds.  We adults still have jobs to attend, bills to pay and bellies to feed, but there’s no reason why…

Get Involved on National Trails Day!

Your Local REI Invites You to Volunteer this Summer for National Trails Day on June 4th! Thanks to the efforts of the American Hiking Society, National Trails Day is celebrating 19 years of hosting volunteer events across the country. This nationwide event is a great opportunity for families to enjoy the outdoors together. As a…