Outdoor Afro

Where black people and nature meet

Rue
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This Ning Site will Disconnect as of November 1st
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Jacqueline F. Graham yesterday.

Outdoor Afro Welcomes Séla Steiger to the Team
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Joseph Cameron Feb 26, 2012.

 

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Jacqueline F. Graham replied to Rue's discussion This Ning Site will Disconnect as of November 1st
"Sad that the Ning site will be closing.  Will definitely stay in touch via Meetup and Facebook.  Thank you for all that you do!!! Warmly, ~Jacqueline http://jacqui-fitzgerald.blogspot.com/"
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Earthshine Discovery Center replied to Rue's discussion This Ning Site will Disconnect as of November 1st
"Super- thanks! NC Triangle is a few hours away, but totally do-able for a group wanting to come play for a weekend. I'll be sure to hit them up. :)"
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Rue replied to Rue's discussion This Ning Site will Disconnect as of November 1st
"We actually have a Meetup group in your area! This is truly the best way to stay regionally connected: http://www.meetup.com/Outdoor-Afro-Triangle-NC/"
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Earthshine Discovery Center replied to Rue's discussion This Ning Site will Disconnect as of November 1st
"Argh- we just joined! ;) Help us get the word out to your members- we offer outdoor, active family vacations in the mountains of NC during the summer. I came on board here about a year ago (after living in Memphis and DC) and was really shocked at…"
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Atlanta Metro Area

Here is a place for people to identify themselves as from the ATL area and to connect locally with the organizations that support outdoor recreation
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This Ning Site will Disconnect as of November 1st

Hi Outdoor Afro Ning members,As of November 1st, we have decided to sunset this Ning site to focus our attention on other platforms that are more effective at helping members communicate with one another regionally for events and to share images.Ning was an important platform for us when we first started as a blog back in 2009, and we are grateful for the ways many of you stepped up to join us here since then.Now, we invite you to visit our…See More
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This Ning Site will Disconnect as of November 1st

Hi Outdoor Afro Ning members,As of November 1st, we have decided to sunset this Ning site to focus our attention on other platforms that are more effective at helping members communicate with one another regionally for events and to share images.Ning was an important platform for us when we first started as a blog back in 2009, and we are grateful for the ways many of you stepped up to join us here since then.Now, we invite you to visit our…See More
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Colorado (Denver Metro)

This is a pilot chapter forming in the Denver Metro Area. The purpose of this group is to connect people locally to support one another to do regional outdoor activities.
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This is the place to post upcoming activities or organize events, in or near the Bay Area.
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"No, thank you! This site is amazing! Can't wait to post next year's pix!"
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"GREAT images! Thank you!"
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This is a pilot chapter forming in the Denver Metro Area. The purpose of this group is to connect people locally to support one another to do regional outdoor activities.
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Outdoor Afro Welcomes Séla Steiger to the Team!

As most of you know, Outdoor Afro has been run on solo steam these past couple of years since it began, and I now am quite grateful to have the help and support needed to sustain and grow this wonderful network.

So I am proud to welcome intern Séla Steiger (24) who brings a wonderful mix of outdoor experience and perspective that is certain to enrich our…

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Posted on February 1, 2012 at 11:42pm — 1 Comment

Trip Report: Point Reyes National Seashore Hike

It is always gratifying for me when the digital conversation leads to action, especially when it involves connecting folks to nature!

At the start of the week, I had the pleasure of leading twenty-four Outdoor Afros on a day trip to Point Reyes National Seashore in California via the local MeetUp group. Many in the group…

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Posted on December 17, 2011 at 2:16pm

Birds in the 'Hood

I have come to love birding, especially in areas close to where I live. This weekend, me and two other Outdoor Afros (Clay and Abu) came together as a result of our online planning to enjoy birds and nature near home at the Martin Luther King Jr. Shoreline Park, a part of the East Bay Regional Park…

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Posted on November 20, 2011 at 9:30pm

Outdoor Afro is Coming to DC!

 

Are you looking to form an alliance with other leaders interested in the future of urban communities?

If so, I am glad to invite you out to celebrate an amazing new project called EECapacity, which is funded by U.S. EPA's Office of Environmental Education. Outdoor Afro is working with Cornell University as a part of the leadership team on this national, five-year $10 million environmental…

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Posted on November 12, 2011 at 11:38am

Black People Do

As I speak to more people these days about African Americans and the outdoors, a question that most often leads the conversation is, “Why don’t African Americans engage with nature?”, which admittedly prompts me to let out a little sigh...



 

Since founding Outdoor Afro, what has excited me most is the number of African Americans from around the country who share a variety of ways nature can be enjoyed. People post… Continue

Posted on November 6, 2011 at 9:22am

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At 6:37pm on October 24, 2013, Robbin12 said…

No, thank you! This site is amazing! Can't wait to post next year's pix!

At 9:33pm on March 11, 2013, Bert Adams said…

So I good to go now, right?

At 1:23pm on February 21, 2013, Hike4Life said…

Hey Rue, it's been quite a while since we've talked on here. Hope all is well.  I'm very proud of you, to see how far you've come since staring just a few years ago.  You are truly a blessing to us all.  Have a great day! Jerel - Hike4Life

At 8:52pm on November 1, 2012, Joseph Cameron said…

Thanks Rue for the blog love on facebook! 

At 9:08pm on September 11, 2012, Lori Mann said…

Thanks, Rue. I'm enjoying all the photos! 

At 6:28pm on August 22, 2012, Karen Michelle Bayard said…

Thanks Rue, it's good to be home! 

At 9:26pm on April 11, 2012, Melissa Danielle said…

Alrighty! 

At 12:53pm on January 31, 2012, Arianne said…
Thank you for the welcome, Rue! I'd LOVE to visit the snow again.
BTW how lucky are you that you live in the Bay area. I used to and I miss it so much!
At 11:22am on January 16, 2012, Nicole R Jackson said…

Did you get the message I sent you?

At 9:11am on January 12, 2012, Jeff Dillavou said…

Thanks... I Hear about your group via a friend of a friend... any way I don't see a lot of adventures planned in the Colorado area and would like to offer my assistance in getting events planned for the organization in Colorado.

 

I am the Organizer of Colorado Backpackers (the States largest Backpacking focused group) and the Tent campers of Colorado - Niether one do I charge to belong or go on trips. I also teach a lot of course to schools on outdoor survival and backpacking. I run classes for Backpack Cooking, Backpacking Basics, and Outdoor Cooking - again I never charge for these classes.

I am not sure how to get started in getting the offers out to this groups but I have heard a lot of good things it is doing and I want to make my services available to everyone.

 

 
 
 

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