Spotted on Sunday – Coast to Coast!

More and more Outdoor Afros are getting outside as the weather warms up!
Dianne Glave was spotted in Tennessee trying to beat the heat on a hike with a group at the Lucius Burch State Natural Area in Cordova and Germantown, Tennessee about 20 minutes outside Memphis.

On the other side of the country this weekend, Zeon K. was spotted trail running on Old San Pedro Mountain in Montara, CA above Grey Whale Cove!

Each week, post your SOS pictures on facebook, or email them to us to help more people of color be visible in the outdoors!

Spotted on (Easter) Sunday

Danielle Lee of Urban Science Adventures shares an SOS moment at the St. Louis Gateway Arch and Jefferson Nation Expansion Memorial with her family!

Danielle is a Biologist and studies Animal Behavior, Mammalogy, and Ecology at the University of Missouri – St. Louis. She is preparing for a career in Science and Science Outreach, and completing her doctoral studies in Biology. Her blog is a web reference for environmental science, environmental education, and ecology.
Thanks for posting Danielle!

Spotted on Sunday – SOS!


While riding my bike with my kids this morning on the San Francisco Bay Trail, I noticed lots of people of color on the trail with the same idea. Some were walking, others taking in the stunning weather and view. On our way back home, I ran into Robin and Kristen, from Oakland, California, who had Kristen’s dog along for a stroll. You go girls!

On the SF Bay Trail

This is the first in a post series entitled Spotted on Sunday or SOS. These posts are a fun way to help make visible people of color outdoors enjoying all types of recreational activities.
Anyone can submit a photo to Outdoor Afro via email, if you first obtain:

  1. consent to take and share the picture
  2. name(s) of the individuals — last names not required
  3. location and brief description of the activity

I’ll select one SOS photo to post each weekend, but all submissions are entered into a monthly drawing to win an Outdoor Afro ceramic travel mug, through July 30, 2010. Winners will be  notified via email.
So…join the SOS effort to help make people of color be visible in America’s natural spaces and get a chance to win some cool OA swag!