#OutdoorAfroEarthDay

by Outdoor Afro Atlanta Leader Stefan Moss I have a complicated relationship with Earth Day. Although I have always valued the opportunity to celebrate our beloved planet, I have also been very aware of who the traditional movers, shakers, and “leaders” of the modern environmental movement were.  As an environmental science major, my passion for…

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,…

Diverse Environmental Leadership Launch

New Speakers Bureau Launches as the Voice for Diversity and Inclusion in National Parks, Outdoor Environments, and Environmental Organizations Diverse Environmental Leaders to share expertise on impact of diverse outreach and perspective on public lands and environment. Photo: Dudley Edmondson The Diverse Environmental Leaders (DEL) speakers bureau brings together a dynamic ensemble of individuals with vast experiences…

Big Bird in the River

  By Outdoor Afro Leader Clay Anderson Last weekend, ten Outdoor Afros felt the tug to expand their horizons, enhance their awareness, and find inspiration. Thousands of Sandhill cranes, ducks, geese, and wading birds felt the urge to avoid the cold, find something to eat, and educate their progeny. The Cosumnes River Preserve consists of…

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…

National Get Outdoors Day is Today!

New Media Effort Amplifies National Get Outdoors Day on June 8th, 2013 While more than 245 million Americans live within 100 miles of a national forest or grassland, research shows that a majority of children in some segments of the population are not spending active time outdoors. Research shows that only 37% of African American…