Outdoor Afro

Members of Outdoor Afro enjoying a hike.
Photo: Outdoor Afro

“Outdoor Afro has become the nation’s leading, cutting edge network that celebrates and inspires Black connections and leadership in nature. We are a national not for profit organization with leadership networks around the country. With more than 100 leaders in 56 cities around the country, we connect thousands of people to nature experiences, who are changing the face of conservation. So come out in nature with us, or be a partner to help us grow our work so that we can help lead the way for inclusion in outdoor recreation, nature, and conservation for all!”

Photo: Outdoor Afro Logo

Outdoor Afro provides a place for Black people and nature to connect with one another via outdoor recreational activities such as hiking, kayaking, swimming, birding, fishing, gardening, and so much more. The organization aims to dispel any false stereotypes about Black people in nature – namely that they aren’t there and have no relationship to nature. Through opportunities for leadership, trainings, and recreational outings Outdoor Afro strives to change the narrative of who can connect with the outdoors.

Learn more about what Outdoor Afro’s mission is and the work they are doing in their Backgrounder PDF or Outdoor Afro FAQs.

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How can Outdoor Afro fit into land trusts’ scope of work?

Outdoor Afro would be a great partner for any land trust looking to expand their monitoring or outreach efforts. Some land trusts have partnered with Outdoor Afro when applying to our Land Trust Small Grant Program in order to increase their capacity for bird monitoring, community events and engage new audiences in bird or land conservation.

Some ideas for partnership:

  • Invite your local chapter of Outdoor Afro to a land trust properties for hiking, birding, fishing, or any other recreational activities the property can support.
  • Train Outdoor Afro leaders and/or participants in bird monitoring using tools like eBird, All About Birds, NestWatch, etc.

For partnerships: send an email to cpo@outdoorafro.com. If it is a good fit, you will hear back from someone on our executive team.