Gregg Treinish

Diving for Microplastics Pollution

My organization Adventurers and Scientists for Conservation partnered with Nat Geo powerhouse Pristine Seas this year to expand our microplastics research below the ocean surface. Here, ASC’s Emily Stifler Wolfe talks more about the partnership, and our surprising initial ...

Visiting the White House for Citizen Science

The field of citizen science has just been elevated in a dramatic way. In a September 30 forum on citizen science, The White House released a memo on crowdsourcing and citizen science and a toolkit designed to help agencies build, manage ...

Enormous Fish, Tiny Plastics

At Adventurers and Scientists for Conservation, we work with high-level athletes and researchers who not only travel the world but also work to protect it at the same time. Biologist Lesley de Souza is one of these adventurers. On a ...

Sampling and Sailing Lake Michigan

Jaclyn Johnston, fellow adventurer, and producer and cofounder of Ship-to-Shore Productions, sailed along the eastern shore of Lake Michigan this summer, more than 300 miles from Mackinac Island to Chicago. During that journey, she collected water samples to help our team ...

Running Across Iceland

At Adventurers and Scientists for Conservation, we are lucky to work with elite athletes doing incredible adventures around the world. Distance runner Pavel Cenkl is one such athlete. This summer, during his run across Iceland, he gathered samples for the ...

5 Videos: Wildlife Caught on Utah Camera Traps

Adventurers and Scientists for Conservation has 30 camera traps set up in the High Uintas Wilderness this summer, and we’ve captured some amazing footage of bears, moose, bobcat, marten and others living in this beautiful corner of northeastern Utah. Our ...

Images From North America’s Highest Peak

  Ian Bolliger, Peter McCarthy and Dave and Hollie Leonard flew into Kahilta Base camp this spring aiming to summit Denali and ski either the Orient Express or Messner Couloir. Three of them summited the 20,237-foot peak, the highest in ...

Sailing a Path Through Ocean Plastic

The Green Coconut Run is an expedition run by a cooperative of ecologists and adventure lovers. These reef-hugging divers, surfer pirates, and sailors will be collecting samples for Adventurers and Scientists for Conservation’s Microplastics project as they sail along ...

Fleece to Food: Explorer Gregg Treinish on Microplastics

I recently had the honor of attending the National Geographic Explorers Symposium. While there, I spoke about the emerging environmental issue of microplastic pollution. Tiny, invisible microplastic particles enter the Earth’s waterways straight from our washing machines. Thousands of ...

Brave Duo to Dive Unexplored Waters

Adventurers and Scientists for Conservation has amassed an incredible and diverse group of adventurers for our Microplastics project. Below, ASC’s own Emily Stifler Wolfe tells the story of two daring women who are headed to Kamchatka to dive—and ...

What’s Lurking in Europe’s Freshwater?

  By Kt Miller, ASC Microplastics Adventurer As Mose drove, I could see a large stream running along the side of the road on the way to the airport in Ljubljana, the capital of Slovenia. “When you see a good ...

Biking With Fresh Air, the Open Road, and an Awful Lot of Roadkill

Meet Julie Hotz. This summer she’ll be thru-hiking the 1,200-mile Pacific Northwest National Scenic Trail, which runs from Glacier National Park, Montana, to Cape Alva, on Washington’s Olympic Coast. To get to the trailhead in Glacier, she’s ...

Have Some Eco-Heroism With Your Climbing Adventure

By Dylan Jones, ASC Microplastics Adventurer The morning sun dances off the glassy ripples lapping against my kayak. I dip a sampling bottle under the crystalline surface one, two, three times, the displaced bubbles rising as I rinse it with ...

Phantom Predators: In Search of Lynx and Wolverines

As we launch our newest project in the Uinta Mountains of Utah and Wyoming, Adventurers and Scientists for Conservation media coordinator Grace Kay Matelich reports on the elusiveness of the lynx and wolverine in the contiguous United States, their historic ...

West Papua’s Unbroken Waves and Untested Waters

By John Seaton Callahan, ASC Microplastics Adventurer Papua Province on the island of New Guinea is a wild and remote area. Poor infrastructure and the simmering conflict between native Papuan and the Indonesian government have restricted development. While exploring the ...