July 12, 2018

119: Teresa Baker from Teresa Baker from the African American Nature and Parks Experience

Show Notes

Rick Saez
119: Teresa Baker from Teresa Baker from the African American Nature and Parks Experience

Teresa works tirelessly to encourage communities of color across the country to get out into our national, state, regional, and local parks.

We talk about some of the great work she does and much more

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Show Notes

First Exposure to the Outdoors

Just growing up in Richmond, California. I’m the only girl in a family of eight brothers, being outdoors just came naturally for us because back then our parents said go outdoors and don’t come in until the street lights come on.

Things we talked about

African African American Nature and Parks Experience

East Bay Regional Parks


Marin Headlands

Tilden Park

Public Lands

Latino Outdoors

Outdoor Afro

Greening Youth Foundation

Advice, tips

What I tell people is to be creative. There are so many opportunities out there, but very few people create these opportunities for themselves. We’re so accustomed to just accepting what’s there and trying to fit into that space. I wouldn’t wait for a brand or an organization to create a position around the work that I do that’s not already there that would encompass the love of the outdoors. Social justice, environmental protection, are positions that can be created because there are main brands and organizations out there with the ability to do it. We just need to step out beyond what’s always been to create something new. That’s what I’m hoping starts to take place. People start creating these little roles for themselves.

Other Outdoor Activities


Outdoor Photography

Favorite Books

The Hour of Our Land by Terry Tempest Williams

Black Faces White Spaces by Dr. Carolyn Finney

Best Gear Purchase under $100

Patagonia Atom Sling

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