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Epic Mountain Hike Leads to Discovery of New Microbes

“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.”

Methods for Maneuvering Through Spring Mud, Vol. 1

Tim Brtis outlines many a method for navigating one’s way through spring mud on the prairie.

What a Family Does for a Year on a Sailboat

A family takes the trip of a lifetime and collects water samples to search for microplastics hidden in the waves.

Becoming One With Winter on the Sun Prairie

There are moments of transcendence you search out, and those that seem to find you. Life on the prairie is full of both.

Rowing the Pacific With Wine and Cheese

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!

Something Big on the Prairie

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.

Reading the Prairie Waterlines

Kim Tri considers the role of water on the prairie—where it is, where it’s been, and what it leaves behind.

100 Trans-Atlantic Sailors Rally for Science

A huge fleet of ships studies the plastic content of the ocean in the Atlantic Rally for Cruisers.

Big Cat Week: Dark Beaches, Big Cats

Tracking jaguars was bound to be hair-raising, but nothing prepared Nikki Mann for the actuality of walking in almost total blackness and being watched by a 200-pound-plus killing machine that had not eaten a fresh turtle kill since last week.

Surfing Explorers “Stoked to Collect Data”

While traveling the world in search of un-surfed waves, the crew from SurfEXPLORE participates in ocean research through the Adventurers and Scientists for Conservation Microplastics project.

The Prairie: Looking Beneath the Surface

Laura Hitt explores the sublime and the saddening aspects of life on the American Prairie Reserve.

Turtle Ninjas

They often work alone, usually at night, wearing dark clothing. They work long hours for little or no pay, and even less notoriety. They do it for the turtles.

Camera Trap Top 10

Adventurers and Scientists for Conservation works with lots of camera traps. They stay immobile, day and night, recording at the slightest hint of movement. Of the hundreds of one-minute camera trap videos we’ve collected, here are some of our favorite moments.

Photos From Rupal Peak, Pakistan

Follow ASC adventurer Pericles Niarchos on an expedition to Pakistan, and deep into a crevasse to collect samples of glacial ice.

#okavango14: Highlights Of Google HangOut In Okavango Wilderness!

In late-August, we conducted a 17-day, 340km research expedition in dug-out canoes or “mekoro” across the Okavango Delta. It had taken us almost a week to get to “Out There Island” just 30min before this live Google+ Hangout On Air from the remote wilderness of northern Botswana. We were sitting in the middle of one of…