Changing Planet

Microplastics in the Largest Wilderness on Earth

Gregg Treinish and his team at Adventure Scientists bring us stories from around the world about adventuring with purpose. Adventure Scientist Annette Bombosch describes her experience as an expedition guide in Antarctica and why she collects microplastic samples for Adventure Scientists’ Worldwide Microplastics Initiative. Annette is Expedition Guide and Citizen Science Coordinator for G Adventures and Polar Latitudes.

By Annette Bombosch

Gregg Treinish founded Adventure Scientists in 2011 with a strong passion for both scientific discovery and exploration.National Geographic named Gregg Adventurer of the Year in 2008 when he and a friend completed a 7,800-mile trek along the spine of the Andes Mountain Range. He was included on the Christian Science Monitor's 30 under 30 list in 2012, and the following year became a National Geographic Emerging Explorer for his work with Adventure Scientists. In 2013, he was named a Backpacker Magazine "hero", in 2015, a Draper Richards Kaplan Entrepreneur and one of Men's Journal's "50 Most Adventurous Men." In 2017, he was named an Ashoka Fellow.Gregg holds a biology degree from Montana State University and a sociology degree from CU-Boulder. He thru-hiked the Appalachian Trail in 2004.

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