National Geographic Explorer Alex Paullin and his crew travelled from Cape Town’s drying coast to Tanzania’s melting glacier to create eco-educational music with local NGOs and musicians.
Why We Created This First-of-Its-Kind Digital Field Journal
The new community platform is designed to empower the next generation of global explorers.
There has never been a better time to be a curious person. Science has pushed our collective understanding further than we thought possible, but even as science races ahead, there's a persistent hindrance to our progress: access. For too many, taking part in the scientific process is seen as a distant and daunting endeavor.
Even the term "exploration" can seem dusty, dated, and decidedly inaccessible. If asked to name a contemporary explorer, most people would be stumped. Few are aware that 95 percent of the ocean is unexplored, that thousands of rivers remain unknown to science, and that research is uncovering new species constantly. There is still much humans don’t know.
It doesn't have to be that way. What the