Articles in the Diversity Category
african american, Careers, Community, Conservation, Diversity, Education, Environment, Environmental Education, Events, Field Report, Reflections, Travel, Uncategorized, Women »
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 movement that looks like America!
Akiima Price scheduled a wonderful day of activities for us. This picture of some of us around a table captures our Community Environmental Education (EE) Workshop.
Rich discussion was everywhere inside and …
Adventurers, Birds, Breaking the Color Barrier in the Great Outdoors, Camping, Community, Diversity, Ideas, Outdoors »
By: Nkrumah Frazier, Outdoor Afro Leader, South Mississippi
It’s hard to believe that it has been 4 months since I spent 4 days on a mountain with a group of strangers. On Friday, April 19th 2013 a team of African American nature enthusiasts converged on a California mountain overlooking the town of Lucerne, CA and Clear Lake for a weekend of fellowship, conversation, learning and above all sharing and expanding a common passion of reconnecting to the outdoors. This was the first ever Outdoor Afro Leadership Training (OALT) event. This is …
Diversity, Events, National Parks »
Join the fun Saturday, June 22 at a National Park near you!
Outdoor Afros around the country are thrilled to take part in the African American National Parks Event this Saturday. The idea is the brainchild of Richmond, CA based Teresa Baker, who has been an active leader in the Outdoor Afro community, and a part of the next generation of National Park grassroots engagement advocacy.
Teresa Baker at Muir Woods, CA
According to Teresa, “I just wanted to do something for us, and show we do care about the heritage preserved in …
Children and Nature, Diversity, Expedition, Family, Hiking, Mothers, National Parks, Outdoor Afro Leadership Team, Urban Nature »
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 started our day at Baldwin Hills Scenic Overlook where there were activities planned for the kids. They had camping gear set up to show how to set up a camp.
Along with camping gear lessons they also …
Diversity, Environment, Family, Nature »
New Media Effort Amplifies National Get Outdoors Day on June 8th, 2013
While more than 245 million Americans live within 100 miles of a national forest or grassland, research shows that a majority of children in some segments of the population are not spending active time outdoors. Research shows that only 37% of African American children ages 6-12 participate in outdoor recreation, compared to 67% of Caucasian children in the same age range. In an effort to motivate African American families to get outside more often and reconnect with nature, the …
Birding is for everyone – Really!
I left Ohio today, exhilarated after taking in a weekend of non-stop nature with friends old and new to kick off the annual Biggest Week in American Birding in Northwest Ohio, sponsored by the Black Swamp Bird Observatory. The festival boardwalk bordering Lake Erie, is a place where the most unusual migratory bird species land to rest before continuing their journey northward across the Great Lake. This year’s festival theme is “Birding for Everyone”, to help more people engage with an activity that supports both personal enjoyment …
Climbing, Diversity, Environment, Family, Hiking, History, Leadership, National Parks, Urban Nature, Water »
Outdoor Afros in Los Angeles explored local African American history and nature over the weekend – read on!
Alisha Pye here, I’m the Outdoor Afro Leader for Los Angeles. This week we decided to celebrate Spring by hiking at Solstice Canyon in Malibu which is located in the Santa Monica Mountains. It’s a beautiful hike with flowers in full bloom, waterfalls to enjoy, valleys and canyons to climb and picnic areas. We started on the stairs and continued on a steady incline until we came to an area of ruins that …
Conservation, Diversity, Education, Employment, Environment, Environmental Education, Fun, Hip Hop »
A video of our friend John Griffith of the California Conservation Corp’s has gone viral! Check it out!
Yep, John can pop and lock – yet importantly exude a genuine connection and close rapport with Outdoor Afro corps workers Antwon McCoy and Leonard Patton in his workforce development program.
Check out the salmon habitat restoration these amazing people have been up to, and how they are connecting with the mission of the Outdoor Afro community, thanks to John!
As I have gotten to know John and his work, I find him on the cutting edge of a …
Celebrities, Diversity, Events, Hip Hop, Outreach, Reflections, Retail »
What an amazing week! Just got back from Outdoor Retailer Winter Market, the largest outdoor industry show in the country that occurs twice yearly in Salt Lake City, Utah.
In a proud and humble moment for Outdoor Afro, we received the Outdoor Industry Inspiration Award, presented by adidas Outdoor, in the company category pared down by industry vote from over fifty esteemed and well-established organizations, including our rockin’ partner and supporter REI.
Check out the press release here.
I feel the award is shared by all the people who make up the Outdoor …
Birds, Community, Conservation, Diversity, Environment, Environmental Education, Events, Family, Fathers, Mothers »
We are so proud and grateful to have spent another day with Northern California Outdoor Afros in partnership with Golden Gate Audubon. Together, we connected more people to our local natural assets to help preserve and enjoy them with others. It was such a perfect day. The warmth of the sun and people who attended made us all forget it was still winter.
Outdoor Afro Leader Cliff and Keshia of GGAS discuss native plants
Clay, the official Outdoor Afro bird specialist!
Thirty Outdoor Afros and fifty more attendees from Girls Inc., California Conservation …