A Family That Camps Together…

We were so tickled to receive the video below via our Facebook page from Wendi Nicole, a mom, wife, and professor at George Mason University who loves to camp. Wendi shares, “We began camping five years ago (in Virginia and Maryland) and quickly recruited others. Family and friends have joined us for the last four years…

10,000 Steps to Denali, Temescal Hike, and National Outdoors Day!

It’s Alisha, Outdoor Afro Los Angeles Leader. This Saturday June 8th we had a Temescal Canyon Hike planned in the Santa Monica Mountains to support the first African American group to hike Denali. So our hike was in support of the 10,000 steps to Denali trek. Our hike also coincided with National Outdoors Day. We…

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…

It’s Good to Know Your Neighbors

Our family recently moved into a lovely place back in my familiar, and dynamic hometown of Oakland, California. For the previous six years we resided in a nearby small and sheltered community known for its excellent schools, low crime, and civic pride. There, my children roamed free outdoors, and visited neighbors – sometimes well into the…

Children & Nature: Being Active in Nature Makes Kids Healthier – INFOGRAPHIC

An Outdoor Afro just shared this on our facebook page. Check out for yourself this infographic that makes the case for why kids should engage with nature. Click for full size The National Environmental Education Foundation (NEEF) works with a network of health professionals, weathercasters, land managers and teachers to create and leverage public-private partnerships…

Nature: A Gift to Families

Check out this PSA for The Midpeninsula Regional Open Space of me and my kids enjoying some open space near where we live: The Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District’s purpose is to purchase, permanently protect, and restore lands forming a regional open space greenbelt, preserve unspoiled wilderness, wildlife habitat, watershed, viewshed, and fragile ecosystems, and…