Gregg Treinish

Ultrarunners Tracking Wolverines in Utah’s Uinta Mountains

Gregg Treinish and his team at Adventure Scientists bring us stories from around the world about adventuring with purpose. In February of 2014, a remotely triggered camera in Utah’s rugged Uinta mountains captured a picture of something no one thought ...

Art Amidst Disaster: Welcome to Microplastic Beach

  Maya Weeks is a writer and artist working on a project about the gendered violence of marine debris as a byproduct of global capitalism. This summer she collected samples for Adventure Scientists’ Global Microplastics Initiative while on board the ...

30 Days, 30 Rivers: A Kayaker’s Quest for Adventure & Science

My organization, Adventure Scientists, enlists the help of adventurers around the world to collect water samples for our Global Microplastics Initiative. This May, Microplastic Adventure Scientists Gerrit Egnew and Kirra Paulus embarked on a month-long expedition to sample and paddle 30 ...

Running for the Love of the Lake

The Our Shores team is a trio of ultra runners circumnavigating the entire shoreline of Lake Superior this summer. During the journey, the three Northland College graduates will be sharing stories from coastal communities and collecting data for the Global ...

Searching for the Pure Life in Paradise

Dylan Jones is an avid climber, a freelance writer and a West Virginia native. Dylan has collected data for three different ASC projects over the last four years and is committed to protecting the places where he likes to play. ...

Plastics Found in One of Hawaii’s Most Remote Streams

Adventure Scientists for the Global Microplastics Initiative reach the most remote corners of the globe to help us understand the extent of plastic pollution worldwide. Collecting freshwater samples will provide critical data that can identify sources of microplastics in order ...

Weaving Science With Storytelling on the American Prairie Reserve

The Adventure Scientists’ Landmark project provides year-round wildlife data to the American Prairie Reserve through direct observation and remote camera trap footage. Crew members come from many backgrounds, often with many creative talents. Sydney Toni of the January/February 2016 crew ...

Searching for Micro-Trash in a Wild Western River

Nearly 60 outdoor enthusiasts from southwest Montana come together four times a year to study, enjoy, and protect the Gallatin River as it washes the mountains down to the Missouri. These volunteers visit assigned locations within the Gallatin watershed, collecting water ...

VIDEO: Adventure Science in the Uinta Mountains

RUNNING WILD from Danny Schmidt on Vimeo. The Uinta Mountains are a place of superlatives: This is home to Utah’s highest peak, its largest wilderness area and the tallest east-west mountain range in the lower 48. With extensive alpine high ...

Libecki Brothers Explore Vertical Virgin Earth in Greenland

  My organization Adventurers and Scientists for Conservation has teamed up with fellow National Geographic adventurer Mike Libecki on two new projects. A world-class climber, Mike collected samples for the ASC Scat project and documented polar bear sightings for a ...

How Adventure Keeps Us Wild

Our Adventurers and Scientists for Conservation Landmark crew members come from many backgrounds, often with many creative talents. Dove Henry of the September/October 2015 crew channeled her experience on the prairie through the written word. Read Dove’s musings below ...

Plastic by the Numbers in the Atlantic Ocean

In late 2014, Adventurers and Scientists for Conservation partnered with the Atlantic Rally for Cruisers, a fleet of sailboats that makes an annual crossing of the Atlantic. In total, 93 of the 251 boats gathered water samples for our Global Microplastics Initiative, contributing 521 ...

Experience the Sights and Sounds of the Himalaya

Over the past eight months, Adventurers and Scientists for Conservation alpinist Graham Zimmerman has been to New Zealand, Pakistan, Kenya and China for both work and play. During his travels, he’s tirelessly gathered data for ASC Microplastics and ASC ...

Film: A Love Letter to Alaska

This summer, Erica Prather and Andy Davidson, naturalist guides in Juneau, Alaska, decided that the Tongass National Forest—a coastal temperate rainforest which boasts one of the highest biomass productions in the world—would be an ideal spot to focus ...

Painting Her Way Down the Missouri and Mississippi

In July, six paddlers set off to follow the water for 3,500 miles. The group began their adventure at Triple Divide Peak in Glacier National Park, following snowmelt, small creeks and cold water springs to the Missouri River. From the Missouri, ...