Planetwalker

National Geographic Explorer John Francis has been leading groups of undergraduates on a “Planetwalk” through rural U.S. states every spring break for the past several years. Mile by mile, year after year, they are recreating his original cross-country walk from decades earlier, focused on humans, the environment, and listening to both of them. March 16, 2014...

National Geographic Explorer John Francis has been leading groups of undergraduates on a “Planetwalk” through rural U.S. states every spring break for the past several years. Mile by mile, year after year, they are recreating his original cross-country walk from decades earlier, focused on humans, the environment, and listening to both of them. March 16, 2014...

National Geographic Explorer John Francis has been leading an undergraduate group on a “Planetwalk” through rural U.S. states. Meanwhile his longtime collaborator Jon Waterhouse is on a somewhat similar mission in Alaska. Follow them both here on Explorers Journal. Our last day walking, and the weather was a glorious performance of sun and gentle warm breezes,...

National Geographic Explorer John Francis is currently leading an undergraduate group on a “Planetwalk” through rural U.S. states. Meanwhile his longtime collaborator Jon Waterhouse is on a somewhat similar mission in Alaska. Follow them both here on Explorers Journal. By Planetwalker Alexandra Branscombe Reaching the Ohio-Indiana border was like finishing a marathon, so naturally, Planetwalkers have...

National Geographic Explorer John Francis is currently leading an undergraduate group on a “Planetwalk” through rural U.S. states. Meanwhile his longtime collaborator Jon Waterhouse is on a somewhat similar mission in Alaska. Follow them both here on Explorers Journal. There may have been Robins in the yard, but snow was in the forecast. An early spring...

National Geographic Explorer John Francis is currently leading an undergraduate group on a “Planetwalk” through rural U.S. states. Meanwhile his longtime collaborator Jon Waterhouse is on a somewhat similar mission in Alaska. Follow them both here on Explorers Journal. By Planetwalker Alexandra Branscombe None of us ever believed that a movement would have started by one...

John Francis is currently leading an undergraduate group on a “Planetwalk” through rural U.S. states. Meanwhile his longtime collaborator Jon Waterhouse is on a somewhat similar mission in Alaska. Follow them both here on Explorers Journal. When hundreds of robins had landed in the yard of our Cape May, New Jersey home, I knew spring was...

In his role as graduate professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, John Francis leads a seminar where 12 graduate students discuss and examine the awakening and the current state of conservation and the environmental movement, including Environmental Justice, gaining the new insights that can come from classroom reflection and interactive discussion through National Geographic online....

In his new role as graduate professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, John Francis leads a seminar where 12 graduate students discuss and examine the awakening and the current state of conservation and the environmental movement, including Environmental Justice, gaining the new insights that can come from classroom reflection and interactive discussion through through National...

On the fortieth anniversary of Earth Day, I was giving a keynote talk for the Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies at the Monona Terrace, a building right on Lake Monona, designed by Frank Lloyd Wright. Outside large globed lighting bubbled up from cement fountains. Inside, from the vaulted ceiling, semi-circles of translucent light fixtures hung...