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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,…

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Conservation – Consciousness Runs Deep

This is our friend Chad Brown, and we adore all he does. Check out his latest joint below! Conservation – Consciousness Runs Deep from Soul River on Vimeo. Soul River challenges traditional media by embracing the unconventional with their production of Conservation – Consciousness Runs Deep. Created and written by creative director Chad Brown, Conservation…

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California Coast Crabbing for the Holidays!

Crab, with is tender melt-in-your-mouth, sweet-salty goodness is an ocean floor delight for many. And this week, Outdoor Afro founder Rue Mapp decided to catch her own! Crab is a staple of holiday festivities; shows up on date night plates shared with a special someone, or is an indulgent treat that requires you to get intimate…

Hooked! An Outdoor Afro Fishing Tail

By Outdoor Afro Leader Zoë Polk 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…

Spoken Word Flows Like A River

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…

Frum de Ga’dun ta de Table: De Gullah/Geechee Sho Able!

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…

Tight Lines: Sport Fishing in Alaska

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…

Kansas City Youth Overcome Fears and Enjoy Nature

“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…