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Club Closed - Memorial Day

Explorers Club Headquarters will be closed today, Monday, May 30th, in honor of Memorial Day. We will resume regular operating hours on Tuesday, May 31st, at 9:00 am.

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Presidential Dinner with Julian Monroe Fisher - June 2nd, 2016

Spanning three decades of exploration around the globe, Explorer and Anthropologist Julian Monroe Fisher has focused his attention in the last years on Africa where he conducted six Explorers Club Flag expeditions. His work has led him into interesting cultural and geographical corners of the continent while researching a wide range of complex and compelling topics. Fisher is a Fellow of The Explorers Club, a Fellow with The Royal Geographical Society, and a member of the American Anthropological Association.

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Public Lecture Series with Ed Warner - Monday, June 6th

Why would a wealthy former oil/natural gas explorationist and geologist from Colorado repeatedly go to Africa — not for white-gloves-and-high-tea safaris or choreographed big game hunting expeditions, but to risk life and limb in the bush, alongside a colorful cast of dedicated veterinarians, biologists, and locals? To make a real difference and to help save some of nature’s most majestic and most endangered creatures—the rhinoceros. Ed Warner is a noted philanthropist and conservationist. In his career as an exploration geologist, he discovered and participated in development of the Jonah/Pinedale Fields, the third largest natural gas accumulation in US history. Since leaving the natural gas business in 2000, he has pursued philanthropy and volunteer work full-time.

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Presidential Dinner in honor of the Hōkūle’a - June 10th, 2016

In honor of the arrival of the Hōkūle’a coinciding with World Oceans Day, The Explorers Club United Nations Committee cordially invites you to a special Presidential Dinner featuring Master Navigator Nainoa Thompson, the President of the Polynesian Voyaging Society, along with crew members Lehua Kamalu & Jenna Ishii, on Friday the 10th of June.

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Public Lecture Series with Scott McVay, Olivier Adam, and David Rothenberg - Monday, June 13th

THE SONG OF THE WHALE: What We Know and What We Don’t Know - The song of the humpback whale was discovered by the US Navy in the 1950s, kept classified for more than a decade, and first presented to the general public at The Explorers Club in 1970 by Roger Payne and Scott McVay. So what have we found out about it since then? Join Scott McVay, Olivier Adam, and David Rothenberg - three people at the heart of this journey - to learn what we know and what we don’t know about the song of the humpback whale, sixty years after its initial discovery.

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ECAD 2016 Intro Video

Click here to see the exciting video that kicked-off our 112th Explorers Club Annual Dinner - “Oceans: Current of Life” - on March 12, 2016 at the Waldorf Astoria in New York City. Created by dinner co-chairs, Emily Driscoll, Nancy Rosenthal, and Gaelin Rosenwaks, this “short” highlights recent work from Club Members on flag expeditions across the world, and features expedition luminaries like James Cameron, Sylvia Earle, John Glenn, Brian Greene, David Gruber and Neil deGrasse Tyson.

•  Click here to see photos from the 112th Annual Dinner

•  Click here for more information on the event and honorees

Apply now for the Antarctic Circumnavigation Expedition (ACE) Maritime University opportunity

Fellow Explorers,

The Explorers Club is proud to be accepting applications on behalf of the Antarctic Circumnavigation Expedition (ACE) Maritime University under the auspices of the Russian Geographical Society. Philanthropist, polar explorer, and Honorary Director Dr. Fredrik Paulsen is sponsoring this Antarctic Circumpolar Research Expedition in 2016-2017.


The ACE Maritime University is offering Masters and early Ph.D. students from the UK, Australia, South Africa, France, Switzerland, Russia, Norway and the USA the opportunity to follow a 3-4 week intensive course onboard the Akademik Treshnikov during a ~25 day transit cruise prior to the expedition. The departure from Bremerhaven (Germany) is planned on November 20th and will arrive in Cape Town, South Africa approximately on December 16th 2016.

Welcoming Ed Roski As Honorary Director

The Explorers Club is proud to announce the addition of Edward P. Roski Jr. to our Honorary Board. This office is held by members of the Club who have particularly distinguished themselves in the field of exploration and who have actively participated in the welfare and promotion of the Club. Ed has exhibited years of service to our Club and we couldn’t be more grateful he accepted the position of Honorary Director.

A description of some of his accomplishments can be found below, as well as a current list of the Honorary Board.

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