What Can YOU Do?

  • Make sure everyone on the park staff understands the above information. Sometimes just hearing a little bit of background can change everything
  • Be empathetic – understand WHY there’s been a lack of exposure to outdoor experiences for most Black folks and what the effects of that are. 
  • Be a teacher – Many Black folks need to learn about the outdoors, but not be spoken down to. 
  • Talk about this new information with your park team – explore these topics together and with other park visitors. 
  • Invite a Black friend to visit your park and hike, camp out, or attend an event. 
  • Create a campfire conversation at your park and invite EVERYONE.