Dear community, I’m delighted to announce I’ve been nominated into The Explorers Club!

 

Since opening in 1904, The Explorers Club’s members have led countless firsts: First to the North Pole, first to the South Pole, first to summit Mount Everest, first descent to the Mariana Trench (deepest point in the ocean), and first to set foot on the moon. Some of the Club’s members include Sylvia A. Earle, Buzz Aldrin, Neil Armstrong, Kathryn Sullivan, President Teddy Roosevelt, and Cristina Mittermeier.

Together with 3,500 members in over 60 countries, our mission is to inspire exploration and the protection of wild places, from our backwoods to our oceans, mountain peaks to distant galaxies – while sustaining a spirit of fellowship among explorers and the scientific community.

Explorers come from all backgrounds, cultures and fields, and despite being one of the Club’s newest members, I am nurturing a vision that stretches beyond my own expeditions and into the communities the Club is yet to fully reach. We all need to work together, and by including new explorers and scientists of underrepresented groups – from traditional knowledge keepers in indigenous communities to BIPOC scientists and researchers – we will have our best chance of preserving our planet for future generations, and providing the opportunity to explore for everyone.

Onwards to explore, inspire and unite.
– Tez