Keynote Speaking and Consulting

Rue Mapp_Rev

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What others are saying…

“Very knowledgeable, articulate, and poised. Useful information, good mix of media usage. Clear concise points. Rue Mapp’s presentation offered tangible solutions to a whole host of predicaments park managers and interpreters often find themselves in. Excellent day, and Rue was the highlight for me.” California State Park Urban Interpreter Training Participant

“We asked Rue to be the keynote speaker at our Fall Fundraiser. She knocked it out of the park, bringing her Outdoor Afro experience and perspective to members of the Seattle environmental movement. Our donors left inspired and we raised more at this event than we have at any other event in Groundwire history. Thanks Rue!”  Sara Freedman, Development Director, Groundwire

“Thanks for a terrific keynote at the Bureau of Land Management Workshop — Your message was ‘spot on’ and folks continued to reference key ideas throughout the remainder to the workshop” Emilyn Sheffield, Professor of Recreation and Parks Management at California State University, Chico

Please contact Jacqueline Green PR for availability. 

Keynote Speaking

Rue Mapp is known for inspiring and energizing audiences to imagine relevancy of the outdoors for more people and in new ways. She is available and excited to keynote your conference or fundraising event. Please contact Jacqueline Green PR for availability.

A selection of past speaking engagements include:

  • University of California, Berkeley, CA
  • Groundwire, Seattle, WA
  • Greater Baltimore Children & Nature Conference, Baltimore, MD
  • American Camp Association National Conference, Atlanta, GA
  • Bureau of Land Management Workshop, Sacramento, CA


Are you interested in learning how to connect your program to more diverse audiences? Do you want to build environmental education themes into your youth development or college prep curriculum? Our team brings years of experience in program strategy, communication, and evaluation. Here are some ways we can help your organization:

  • Program Design and Analysis
  • Communications and Branding
  • Grants Evaluation
  • Social Media Strategy
  • Program Relevancy Assessments

Guest Appearances

Outdoor Afro can positively voice your brand, destination, or industry to new audiences by sharing direct experiences with its social media community. Past campaigns include:

A selection of past and current clients:

East Bay Regional Parks

California ReLeaf

Nature Bridge

Oakland Museum of California

Georgia Rivers Network

EE Capacity

Maryland Coastal Bays

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