Articles in the Fishing Category
Adventurers, Fishing, Outdoors, Water »
By Outdoor Afro Leader Zoë Polk
For many outdoor afros, fishing has always been a family affair
When the alarm went off at 6:00 am on Saturday, I was tempted to hit the snooze button. But then I remembered that I was going fishing that morning, and a familiar feeling took hold. I arose from my bed, checked the weather report, made my lunch and packed up my fishing gear. It was natural routine and one that I had repeatedly observed my Dad do throughout my childhood.
Fishing by land and by boat, outdoor …
We just learned about this video created by Chad Brown from Portland, Oregon, from our friends at the Sierra Club. This short spoken word clip zips together fly fishing and nature so elegantly. We love it, and think you will too!
Read more about this group and their cutting edge approach to connect more people to nature!
Environmental Education, Family, Fishing, Rivers, Water »
Survey Confirms a Positive Relationship with Rivers and Waterways in the Outdoor Afro community
Nearly seventy Outdoor Afros from around the country were sampled in a short survey distributed via social networks that provided a snapshot of how and why people connect to our waterways.
Much of what was observed from the results confirmed what Outdoor Afro already knew – that in the Outdoor Afro community overall, there is a positive relationship and perception of our rivers and waterways. Of the sample surveyed, the vast majority were African American, female, and between …
Queen’s Chronicles: Frum de Ga’dun ta de Table: De Gullah/Geechee Sho Able!
by Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation
The world has come to appreciate my statement which is also the slogan of the Gullah/Geechee Sea Island Coalition-“Hunnuh mus tek cyare de root fa heal de tree.” However, people do not necessarily realize how literal this statement can be for me. So, it is a blessing when I am led to meet those that realize the energy that comes into the soul from touching the soil and from putting those things that …
Diversity, Environmental Education, Fishing, History, Reflections, Relevancy, Women »
Queen Quet is a friend of mine, with whom I have had the privilege to work with since the beginning of Outdoor Afro. I am more than thrilled to finally host her first blog on the site that shares some of the rich history of the Gullah/Geechee Nation. Enter Queen Quet:
“De wata bring we an de wata gwine tek we bak.”
De wata may tro bak de chillun ef e ain kno how fa ack!
De chillun na de lun de lil one wha fa do
So, ef hunnuh wan um fa kno, den why don’t u?
Adventurers, Alaska, Field Report, Fishing »
The Seward Military Resort has four deep-sea halibut charter fishing boats that operate seasonally from Memorial Day through Labor Day on Resurrection Bay. All fishing equipment is provided, but we obtained our fishing licenses, and brought our own rain slicks and rubber boots to help keep dry in anticipation of wet weather.
On the morning of the trip, we woke just after 5AM. Once outside, we were uncertain about the trip’s status, as we felt strong gusts of wind at the resort suggesting the bay might be too choppy for fishing.
But the …
Children and Nature, Conservation, Diversity, Education, Environment, Fishing, Water »
“How big will the piranhas be?”
Submitted by Outdoor Afro Brandon Pope, CIG, Education Specialist at the Anita B. Gorman Conservation Discovery Center. His blog exemplifies the need for relevant outdoor leadership to help youth feel more comfort and at ease to explore nature for the first time. Click to enlarge the wonderful pictures below:
Our agency recently hosted a three days/two nights float trip on the Current River in Southeast Missouri for 33 boys from Kansas City. None of them had ever tried any type of outdoor recreational activities outside of sports. So camping, canoeing, …
Celebrities, Fishing »
I think Mr. Cube looks much happier with the fishing pole!
Then and Now
What a difference the outdoors can make.
Discover California’s Past
Splash in the water
Play in a safe place
Camp under the stars
Learn to swim
Play on a team
Follow a trail
Catch a fish
Celebrate their heritage
According to the California Roundtable on Recreation and Tourism, “Numerous studies document that children who do these things are healthier, do better in school, have better social skills and self-image, and lead more fulfilled lives.”
In 2011, please join Outdoor Afro in helping all children, no matter what state they live in and their adult caregivers, exercise these rights through activities such as camping, hiking, biking, birding, …
Adventurers, Camping, Environment, Field Report, Fishing, National Parks, News, Outreach, Parks, Women »
A memo from National Parks Director Jonathan B. Jarvis shares:
“On October 29 and November 1, Oprah Winfrey will devote two entire shows to her overnight camping trip in Yosemite National Park earlier this month. Ms. Winfrey’s visit originated with a letter of invitation from Park Ranger Shelton Johnson. While in the park, Shelton shared his Buffalo Soldierpersona – Elizy Bowman – at an evening campfire chat with Ms. Winfrey and others staying at the Lower Pines Campground in Yosemite Valley.
While the shows highlight Ms. Winfrey’s visit to the Mariposa …