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Adventure Scientists for the Global Microplastics Initiative reach the most remote corners of the globe to help us understand the extent of plastic pollution worldwide. Collecting freshwater samples will provide critical data that can identify sources of microplastics in order to eliminate their introduction into the world’s water supply. Christian Shaw and Céline Jennsion of Plastic Tides are long-time ASC adventurers and…
Photographer Louise Johns joined volunteers in the field to document what it means to be a part of the ASC Gallatin Microplastics project through the winter.
Beautiful footage of ASC trail runners looking for wolverines in the Utah backcountry.
There are elements of our human selves that are just as mysterious and unpredictable as the wilderness; elements that have remained unchanged, tethering us to the world we came from. At our core, we are still wild, too.
Not only has ASC alpinist Graham Zimmerman established first ascents in the Himalaya this year, he’s also committed his time and energy to conservation.
In July, six paddlers set off to follow the water for 3,500 miles. The group began their adventure at Triple Divide Peak in Glacier National Park, following snowmelt, small creeks and cold water springs to the Missouri River. From the Missouri, they will continue to the Mississippi and then on to the Gulf of Mexico.
White House forum features “Open Science and Innovation: Of the People, By the People, For the People”
Lesley de Souza, volunteer for Adventurers and Scientists for Conservation, recounts her experience working with arapaima in Guyana and collecting water samples for the ASC Microplastics Project.
Adventure scientist Jaclyn Johnston sails Lake Michigan while contributing to Adventurers and Scientists for Conservation’s microplastics research.
Ultra runner Pavel Cenkl explores Iceland’s magnificent coasts and highlands—and the idea that all parts of the planet’s ecological system are interwoven.
A team of alpinists captured beautiful imagery while climbing, skiing—and helping conserve—Alaska’s highest mountain, Denali.
A group of friends set out for the adventure of a lifetime and made time for some good old fashioned scientific research along the way.
Adventurers and Scientists for Conservation has amassed an incredible and diverse group of adventurers for our Microplastics project. Below, ASC’s own Emily Stifler Wolfe tells the story of two daring women who are headed to Kamchatka to dive—and collect samples—where no two have gone before. Grimaldi and Vagaska sent in these videos and photos from their training…
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.