3 minute lesson
What if the adventures you went on could actually help the planet?
Whether you’re trekking up that mountain, paddling down the river, or spending the weekend at your favorite campsite, there’s a way you could be helping scientists learn more about the places you’re exploring.
The nonprofit Adventure Scientists teams up the outdoor adventurers going out to explore the corners of the globe with scientists who need information from those remote areas! These are the most extreme citizen scientists we’ve seen yet.
Adventure Scientists has worked to bridge the gap between “citizen” and “scientist” by showing us that we can all have a part in protecting the areas and creatures we love.
By providing volunteers with the training they’ll need to collect high-quality data from some of the most extreme places on the planet, they are making it easier, quicker, and less costly for scientists to get the data their research requires.
What other innovative collaborations are out there that could help us grow and progress?
Science Sandbox, an initiative of the Simons Foundation, is dedicated to inspiring a deeper interest in science, especially among those who don’t think of themselves as science enthusiasts.