Articles in the Youth Category
Our hearts melted when a member of the Outdoor Afro community on Facebook shared a link of photos, like the ones below that show images of black children enjoying and learning in nature in their 4-H camp in North Carolina in the 1940′s.
“What is old is new again.” one member commented. We could not agree more. Enjoy these timeless images that showcase examples of African American connections to nature over time.
Wake County – July 14-17, 1941, Camp Whispering Pines. Boys and girls enjoy a swim at the Wildlife Camp – at extreme …
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 …
I am still tickled from our time this past weekend in the California Sierras as eleven Northern California Outdoor Afros participated in the annual Winter Trails Day by REI, coordinated by Outdoor Afro leader Rahman Batin and hosted by the co-op’s Sacramento market.
This was a cross-promoted MeetUp of Outdoor Afro, designed to help people learn through easy and fun lessons and demonstrations how to snowshoe and cross country ski. Participants were also exposed to brands that can help make these experiences comfortable. I was especially stoked to see our sponsor …
Careers, Conservation, Relevancy, Youth »
Terry Johnson and Leonard Patton are California Conservation Corps members who are employed to do salmon habitat restoration, respond to emergencies, construct trails in state and national parks, and do various other ecological restoration projects.
They each share a few impressions about diversifying the conservation movement after reading an interview of Outdoor Afro founder Rue Mapp.
Thanks for the shout-out friends!
We appreciate all the work YOU are doing to restore and preserve nature for everyone to enjoy. We hope to hear more from you soon!
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 …
Conservation, Environment, Events, Youth »
By special invitation, the Maryland Coastal Bays Program and Coastal Stewards participated in Estuary Education Day at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency headquarters in Washington, D.C. on September 27, 2012 in celebration of National Estuaries Day and the 25th Anniversary of the National Estuary Program.
Pictured left to right, U.S. EPA Director of Oceans and Coastal Protections Division Paul Cough with Coastal Steward & Outdoor Afro Youth Leader Tashonna Grant, an 11th grade student at Stephen Decatur High School, who shared information about her local Assateague National Seashore. Way to go Tashonna!
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, …
Conservation, Relevancy, Youth »
Just got back from a terrific stay in Maryland, specifically in the DelMarVa region, presenting at the second annual, Get Out! Get Green! Get Paid! Conference to encourage local youth to consider careers related to the Great Outdoors!
I had the good fortune to work with the dedicated Carrie Samis, who directs the program, and my esteemed co-panelists, Dr. Bert Davis, President, Zoological Society of Milwaukee; Frederick Tutman, Patuxent Riverkeeper; Academy Award winning filmmaker Errol Webber; and Brittany Smith of the Environmental Protection Agency.
Outdoor Afro is proud to partner with the …
Conservation, Environment, Events, Youth »
Join Rue Mapp of Outdoor Afro and Coastal Stewards for a FREE cruise on Maryland’s Coastal Bays. See details below.
Contact Carrie Samis by July 27th to register!
Talk about inspiring – here is a wonderful Get Active Rap Video by New American Media for the East Bay Regional Parks‘s Get Active Youth Contest based in the San Francisco Bay Area to encourage young people to get outdoors!
Contest winners will be featured in the Healthy Parks Healthy People Festival in June, and there are three (3) $500 top prizes and tons of other great prizes.
In this example, we love how youth share in the video what they care about in nature – like tossing a ball, grilling meats, and hanging …