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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.
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.”