VOICES Ideas and Insight From Explorers
Julie Hotz is biking from L.A. to Montana, then hiking to the Pacific Coast, recording every bit of roadkill she sees. It’s important information, and it doesn’t come free.
Individually, my small water samples won’t clean up the oceans. But pitching in and raising awareness can spread just as quickly and widely as the microplastics we’re trying to understand.
As adventurers head to the Uinta Mountains for excitement, they’re also bringing along tools of research to study some of North America’s most mysterious apex predators.
An international team of top surfers reports back from one of their favorite places to travel, explore, surf, and collect samples of the microplastics contaminating the world’s water.
Wherever you may travel, from alpine lakes and canyon-carving rivers to tropical shores, you can contribute to building the largest data set on microplastics.
“In my two months of adventure here on the prairie, this ferruginous hawk flying into the sunrise was probably the most inspirational and memorable moment of them all,” says photographer Elaine Kennedy.
“Diatoms are to microscopic organisms as grizzly bears are to mammals. They are beautiful for their intricate designs and symmetry, and amazing for their incredible variety.”
Tim Brtis outlines many a method for navigating one’s way through spring mud on the prairie.
A family takes the trip of a lifetime and collects water samples to search for microplastics hidden in the waves.
There are moments of transcendence you search out, and those that seem to find you. Life on the prairie is full of both.
Mud, bison, sunsets, and Rocky Raccoon: it’s all in a day in the life of an Adventurers and Scientists for Conservation crew member on the American Prairie Reserve.
We are now a finalist for the Alpine Initiatives Grassroots Grant. Place your vote to help us expand our research from oceans to freshwater!
Row the Pacific Ocean with French cousins Christophe and Clemente in this video, and contribute to ocean conservation while you’re at it. Just don’t get seasick!
A video about spending two months collecting wildlife data and living on the American Prairie Reserve with the ASC Landmark crew, by New York producer Erik Goldstein.