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Young Explorer Begins Expedition to Map Patagonia National Park

  Hello! We’re Marty and Ross, two young cartographers with a passion for visual storytelling. We make maps that tell stories about places and serve as powerful communication tools to empower and propel conservation projects around the world. Through our work, we’re exploring the future of new-media cartography for conservation, communication, and education. We recently received...

The Future Patagonia National Park. Photo by Beth Wald Copyright 2009.

 

Hello! We’re Marty and Ross, two young cartographers with a passion for visual storytelling. We make maps that tell stories about places and

serve as powerful communication tools to empower and propel conservation projects around the world. Through our work, we’re exploring the future of new-media cartography for conservation, communication, and education.

We recently received a National Geographic Young Explorers Grant to help fund our upcoming project, Mapping the Future Patagonia National Park in the Aysén region of Chile.

In January we’re launching our expedition to create a map-based visual portal for exploring the future park from anywhere in the world. Our goal is to tell the unusual story of the park through compelling cartography integrated with rich multimedia visuals and spoonfuls of educational content. We’re setting up our expedition and our final products to be valuable educational resources for classrooms all over, including in Chile and the United States. Right now we’re spreading the word about our project and leveraging support on Kickstarter — check out our project!

Be on the lookout for more posts from us soon. We’ll be posting here to give you a behind-the-scenes view of our expedition from start to finish.

Learn More

Conservacion Patagonica: Creating the Future of Patagonia National Park

 

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Meet the Author

Marty Schnure
A National Geographic Young Explorer, cartographer, and visual storyteller. Co-founder and designer at Maps for Good.