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…

We’re Buggin’…June Bug of the Month

By Eddie Dunbar, Entomologist, Oakland, CA A Sand Wasp – She’s Got Your Back!    Sand Wasp ( Bembix americanus ) on daisy When we think of the insects that are “good,” typically only butterflies and honey bees come to mind. However, there are countless unsung insect good deeds that go unnoticed. Consider the role of…

Junior Outdoor Afro Leaders Get Their Research On!

Les Franklin, a member of the Junior Outdoor Afro Youth Leadership Team (JOALT) and student at University of Maryland Eastern Shore, was the official recorder for a team conducting a survey of colonial nesting waterbirds, today. Hundreds of herons, egrets, and ibis tending to nests, eggs, and chicks…the island was buzzing with wildlife activity! The…

John Griffith Can Bust a Move – For Nature

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…

Outdoor Afros and Audubon Come Together for King Holiday Conservation Fun

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…

Service Day at Montrose Point Bird Sanctuary

Check out this recent trip report from Outdoor Afro Leader Vi Ama out of Chicago! Outdoor Afro Chicago volunteer day was held last Saturday at Montrose Bird Point Sanctuary. Montrose Bird Point Sanctuary is a hidden jewel located in Chicago’s Uptown neighborhood. The 15-acre property also known as the Magic Hedge Sanctuary was previously leased…

Introducing Hike4Life

Outdoor Afro is pleased to partner with so many great folks and orgs, such as Hike4Life.  After so many months of communicating via social media,  Jerel Ferguson, Hike4Life founder was able to generously share a guest blog on Outdoor Afro, and his inspiration to connect more people to nature. Enjoy! Welcome To Hike4Life My name is Jerel Ferguson from…

Outdoor Afro Wins a Toyota Together Green Innovation Grant!

Strengthening Outdoor Leadership Skills Outdoor Afro is SO excited to share with its community the exciting news of winning a Toyota Audubon Together Innovation Green grant of over $17,000 this year to support our Bay Area Outdoor Afro Leadership Team! As you know, Outdoor Afro celebrates and inspires African-American connections to nature through recreation and…