Gregg Treinish

Microplastics in a Macroworld: Water Sampling in Patagonia

Gregg Treinish and his team at Adventure Scientists bring us stories from around the world about adventuring with purpose. Here, Dylan Jones describe his experience backpacking through the spectacular landscape of the future Patagonia National Park and collecting microplastic samples for Adventure Scientists’ Global Microplastics Initiative.  By: Dylan Jones I feel as if we’ve stumbled into the center of the universe….

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Exploring Everglades National Park by Kayak

Gregg Treinish and his team at Adventure Scientists bring us stories from around the world about adventuring with purpose. Here, Jordan Snyder and Martina Sestakova describe their experience kayaking in the 10,000 islands area of the Everglades National Park, Florida, and collecting microplastic samples for Adventure Scientists’ Global Microplastics Initiative.  By Jordan Snyder and Martina Sestakova It was…

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Paddleboarding with Polar Bears & Contributing to Conservation

Gregg Treinish and his team at Adventure Scientists bring us stories from around the world about adventuring with purpose. Team member Victoria Ortiz interviewed National Geographic Explorer Mike Libecki about collecting microplastics samples for Adventure Scientists’ Worldwide Microplastics Initiative while on a solo expedition to Greenland to claim two first ascents, paddleboard with polar bears, and more.  By: Victoria Ortiz National Geographic Explorer and Adventure…

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A Global Sailing Co-op

Gregg Treinish and his team at Adventure Scientists bring us stories from around the world about adventuring with purpose. Here, Kristian Beadle of Green Coconut Run describes his experience sailing along the Pacific Coast on a 42-foot trimaran and collecting microplastic samples for Adventure Scientists’ Global Microplastics Initiative.  By Kristian Beadle In the pitch black of a lightening storm off the…

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The Mystery of the Blue Microplastic Fiber

Gregg Treinish and his team at Adventure Scientists bring us stories from around the world about adventuring with purpose. In October 2016, mountaineer and Arctic explorer Lonnie Dupre led a climbing expedition on Langju Himal (20,885ft), deep in the heart of the Himalayas. The Nepalese government recently opened up the sacred region to climbing, so the team explored…

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A Dad-and-Daughter Expedition to Nepal

  Gregg Treinish and his team at Adventure Scientists bring us stories from around the world about adventuring with purpose. Team member Victoria Ortiz interviewed National Geographic Explorer Mike Libecki about collecting microplastics samples for Adventure Scientists’ Worldwide Microplastics Initiative while on a humanitarian expedition to Nepal with his 13-year-old daughter.  By Victoria Ortiz Adventure Scientist and National Geographic Explorer Mike Libecki wants to complete…

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Surfing Remote Waves in Madagascar

Gregg Treinish and his team at Adventure Scientists bring us stories from around the world about adventuring with purpose. Here, Erwan Simon of surfExplore describes his experience surfing and collecting microplastic samples for Adventure Scientists’ Worldwide Microplastics Initiative on a trip to Madagascar.  By Erwan Simon | Photos by John Seaton Callahan Madagascar has 3,000 miles of coastline and many…

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Big Cats on Camera

Big cats are magnificent, powerful creatures, with incredible stealth and hunting prowess. Their populations are in decline worldwide, caused by habitat loss and conflict with humans. The more we know about these magnificent, powerful animals, the better served the conservation community will be to protect them. (Learn how to help them through National Geographic’s Big Cats Initiative.)…

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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…

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A Firsthand Account of Indonesian Plastic Pollution

Gregg Treinish and his team at Adventure Scientists bring us stories from around the world about adventuring with purpose. Adventure Scientists Marketing Manager Victoria Ortiz interviewed their Microplastics Principal Investigator Abby Barrows about her voyage from Bali to Komodo on an Oceanic Society Expedition to explore the impact of plastic pollution in that region. By Victoria Ortiz and Abby…

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Putting D.C.’s Wastewater Treatment to the Microplastics Test

Gregg Treinish and his team at Adventure Scientists bring us stories from around the world about adventuring with purpose. Georgetown University students and Adventure Scientists Carter Cortazzi, Jamie Farrell, and Lola Bushnell recently sampled the Potomac River in Washington D.C. for microplastics and here describe their experience.  By Carter Cortazzi, Jamie Farrell, and Lola Bushnell At 5 a.m. on a…

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