Apply to Join the 2014 Outdoor Afro Leadership Team Today!

Do you have a passion for the outdoors and want to share it with others?  Consider applying to join the 2014 Outdoor Afro Leadership Team today! Just two years ago, we successfully launched the volunteer Outdoor Afro Leadership Team–the OALT, of 13 folks who formed a team of “experience ambassadors” for Outdoor Afros all around the country. Since then,…

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That’s a Wrap Chicago!

By: Outdoor Afro Leader Viva Yeboah This past Saturday, Outdoor Afro Chicago wrapped up 2013 with a hike along the Cap Saucer and Swallow Cliff loop in Palos Park, IL.               This loop is linked with several other trails that make up Cap Saucer Holdings Nature Preserve, the largest…

TRE Los Angeles and Outdoor Afro

Alisha here, Outdoor Afro leader of Los Angeles. Sunday we were invited by the amazing Nkem Of TRE Los Angeles to learn tension release exercises. We were hosted by the stunning Village PlayGarden in the beautiful Altadena foothills. We had a really great group that varied in age. We were all astounded at the highly…

Of Deer, Lighthouses, and the Cold War: An Outdoor Afro Adventure in a Local National Park

Written by Northern California Outdoor Afro Leader Teresa Baker Last weekend, Outdoor Afros gathered to walk the Bonitas Lighthouse trail, and were greeted by a family of deer. While they grazed on their morning meal, we stopped and photographed this bit of stunning wildlife. But if you also want to learn about what it takes…

Junior Outdoor Afro Leaders Get Their Research On!

Les Franklin, a member of the Junior Outdoor Afro Youth Leadership Team (JOALT) and student at University of Maryland Eastern Shore, was the official recorder for a team conducting a survey of colonial nesting waterbirds, today. Hundreds of herons, egrets, and ibis tending to nests, eggs, and chicks…the island was buzzing with wildlife activity! The…

They Came, They Trained: A Game Changing Outdoor Afro Weekend

What happens when you bring together outdoor retail giants, a major conservation non-profit in the US, researchers from top universities, a prominent DC advocate, a National Park ranger, a group of 13 African Americans with fire in their hearts for nature, crowd funding, volunteers  — and me, a social entrepreneur from Oakland, California… The Outdoor…