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Fun, Hiking, National Parks »
Written by Bay Area Outdoor Afro Leader Zoë Polk
Outdoor Afros aren’t ready to say good bye to summer yet! We’ve been enjoying the last few months of daylight savings time with some after work hikes. This week, we headed to Fort Funston in San Francisco. A park in the Golden Gate National Recreation Area, Fort Funston offers incredible sunsets, crisp ocean air, and heart pumping hiking trails.
Is nature part of your after work routine?
Jul. 26, 1940: Street Shower Hagerstown, Md. |© Charles W. Cushman|
Lately, I have come upon many collections of photos online of black people, especially youth, connecting to nature in a variety of ways. Some images are sent to me by members of the OA community, and others I have found after researching image sources. There are just so many examples that share an historic visual narrative of organic connections to nature, now rarely seen in popular culture today.
Here is my new favorite above of children at play. Note the five kids to the …
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 …
Adventurers, Children and Nature, Climbing, Environment, Fun, Health, Hiking, Leadership, Let's Move, Nature, Outdoor Afro Leadership Team, Outdoors, Photography, Recreation, Uncategorized, Urban Nature, Women »
Adventurers, Film, Fun, Recreation, Rivers, Water »
Congratulations to our video contest winner, Outdoor Afro Miles Maxey who showed off the fun of the Jim Dandy Ski Club, an African American adventure club, on the Huron River in Ann Arbor, Michigan.
Miles is the winner of a pair of KEEN shoes for sharing such a wonderful and fun connection to nature!
This blog and contest was sponsored by the Georgia River Network
beaches, Events, Fun, Let's Move, Nature, Outdoor Afro Leadership Team, Outdoors, swimming, Uncategorized, Water, Women, Youth »
Check out this post and photos from Outdoor Afro Leader Alisha Pye!
Outdoor Afro LA decided to have an end of summer beach “funday”. So we gathered food, folks, kites, umbrellas, kids, music and we took over the sand. We laid out, soaking up the sun, frolicked in the waves, taking in the ocean smell all day. We didn’t leave until we watched the sunset disappear behind the pier.
It was a beautiful day shared by a diverse group of lovely people. Truly a blessing to be surrounded by so many positive, …
Jared Harris’ image was captured in the Johnson Science Tower on the campus of the University of Southern Mississippi in Hattiesburg, MS. He is the friend of Outdoor Afro Leadership Team member Nkrumiah Frazier, and like him, is also an avid outdoor enthisiast!
Anyone can be an Outdoor Afro!