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Sustainable Celebrations: Creatively Incorporating Nature in Our Holidays

by Outdoor Afro Leader Zoë Polk As the daughter of a fisherman, repurposing was a big part of my upbringing. Cleaned fish carcasses went into the crab pots. Outgrown t-shirts were used as rags to unhook slimy, squirmy Catfish. Driftwood was rescued and incorporated into my mother’s artistic creations. And at the end of every December,…

Camping With Kids? There is a Method to the Madness!

Planning a family camping trip Memorial Day weekend? Here is some wonderful wisdom from USDA Forest Service Education Program Specialist, Mason “Amtchat” Edwards – originally posted on the U.S. Forest Service site As an environmental educator, I’ve taken tons of kids outside for fun and educational experiences in the woods. Now, I am looking forward…

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…

Back to Our Roots: Connecting to the Outdoors Connects Me to Family

Submitted by Danielle Moodie-Mills, a friend and ally of Outdoor Afro, and fellow alumna of the 2012 Root 100! The brisk chill of the early mornings in Washington, D.C. before the city becomes occupied by thousands of footprints, beeping horns, and the air is tainted with smoke and smog makes me reminiscent of the breaking dawns of my childhood—mornings greeted with…