Outdoor Afro Chicago heads to Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore

By: Viva Yeboah In celebration of African American National Parks Day Outdoor Afro Chicago traveled to Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore in Gary, Indiana. First stop was the Paul H. Douglas Center of Environmental Education, we meet with Park Rangers and received an introduction to the history of the park and programs offered at the center….

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Looking Back, Up, and Forward: Greenpoint Walking Tour

By, Melissa Danielle, Outdoor Afro NYC The coldest day of the autumn season couldn’t keep a few adventurous Outdoor Afros from trekking out to one of North Brooklyn’s oldest neighborhoods: Greenpoint. Once a thriving agricultural center, Greenpoint quickly became the hub of industrial manufacturing, establishing shipbuilding, oil refining, pottery, glassworks, and more along its waterfront. Today,…

Saturday Stewards Say “It IS Easy Being Green!”

  by Outdoor Afro Leader Zoë Polk Outdoor Afros were spotted on Saturday on  San Francisco’s Mt. Sutro doing trail maintenance and habitat restoration!   We were happy to join our partner REI and 500 other volunteers for the  Ridge Trail Service Day, especially since Mt. Sutro is natural space that we cherish and have visited many times before. Just like…

10,000 Steps to Denali, Temescal Hike, and National Outdoors Day!

It’s Alisha, Outdoor Afro Los Angeles Leader. This Saturday June 8th we had a Temescal Canyon Hike planned in the Santa Monica Mountains to support the first African American group to hike Denali. So our hike was in support of the 10,000 steps to Denali trek. Our hike also coincided with National Outdoors Day. We…

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…