Articles in the Women Category
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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 movement that looks like America!
Akiima Price scheduled a wonderful day of activities for us. This picture of some of us around a table captures our Community Environmental Education (EE) Workshop.
Rich discussion was everywhere inside and …
african american, Education, Hiking, History, Reflections, Women »
By Outdoor Afro Leader Zoë Polk
An Outdoor Afro-Guided Tour of African American Women’s History in Richmond
As the last bit of sun disappeared along the horizon of the San Francisco Bay, Outdoor Afros gathered for a final check in of our hike of the Marina Bay Trail in Richmond, California. Going around the circle, we marveled at the African American history ingrained in the land around us. And we agreed that the beautiful waterfront setting was an honorable tribute to the women we’d learned about on our hike. As a slight …
Adventurers, Conservation, Environment, Outdoors, Women »
By Zoë Polk
As an urban dweller, I often look at maps of my city. Sometimes I’m looking at a map to find the fastest way home from work. A lot of times, I’m using a map to identify the best route to get out of the city and to the campground, hiking trail and/or swimming spot that I’ve been daydreaming about all week. Most recently, I pulled out a city map and asked “How can I turn my weekly trip to my neighborhood farmers’ market into an adventure?” My answer was a 5 mile hike that spanned four …
Adventurers, Ideas, Women »
We were tickled when Outdoor Afro Mika M. of the San Francisco Bay shared this fun image of her and her friends before taking a tour on a zipline this weekend.
For many, ziplining is a terrific way to take in the panoramic view of a forest canopy, with the exhilaration of gliding at speeds of up to 25 miles per hour! Why not explore the forest with minimal impact on the natural environment?
Would you do it?
Adventurers, Americas Great Outdoors, Children and Nature, Family, Leadership, Let's Move, National Parks, Outdoor Afro Leadership Team, Outdoors, Parks, Recreation, Uncategorized, Urban Nature, Women, Youth »
By Alisha Pye, Los Angeles Outdoor Afro Leader
So we went hiking above the Mountain Gate Country Club again, but this time we decided to mix it up a bit. So we decided to go off the fire trail and hike the hills. This was a great hike although we had fewer people we had a very diverse group, ranging from a mom wearing her 6 month baby, to a 9 year old cross country runner.
This hike was particularly challenging for me because I’m very afraid of heights and cliffs, both …
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 »
Aloha Outdoor Afros!
Did you know that girls around the world from Brazil to the Gaza Strip are taking up surfing and changing the paradigm of women and sports? We’re following some of them on a cool project to bring their stories to the world. We would like you to be a part of it! Join Brown Girl Surf and Storytellers for Good for the KICK OFF Surfing Possibility fundraiser on October 11, 2012 in San Francisco, CA!
Bangladeshi surfer girls!
This Fall, I, along with my friend Cara of Storytellers for Good …
Adventurers, Career, Women »
Danielle N. Lee is a member of the Outdoor Afro Leadership Team. She is a Ph.D. Biologist currently in Tanzania doing a field study of African Pouched Rats. She will be sharing her Adventures from Africa here on Outdoor Afro. You can join her on her adventure at her blog The Urban Scientist at the Scientific American Network.
I don’t believe in coincidences. ~DNLee
Me, standing in the wake of the Uluguru Mountains, Morogoro, Tanzania at my field site
Until I was 8 years old, my mother worked for the Memphis Park Commission …
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, …
Diversity, Environmental Education, Fishing, History, Reflections, Relevancy, Women »
Queen Quet is a friend of mine, with whom I have had the privilege to work with since the beginning of Outdoor Afro. I am more than thrilled to finally host her first blog on the site that shares some of the rich history of the Gullah/Geechee Nation. Enter Queen Quet:
“De wata bring we an de wata gwine tek we bak.”
De wata may tro bak de chillun ef e ain kno how fa ack!
De chillun na de lun de lil one wha fa do
So, ef hunnuh wan um fa kno, den why don’t u?