Exploring the Changing Nomadic Life: Earth, Spirit, and Medicine - Come learn how working with Mongolian nomads has changed along with their needs over the past two decades, from supporting rural health care to documenting a traditional way of life. A nurse, energy healer, and educator turned writer and documentary filmmaker, Sas Carey’s work for the past two decades has flowed from Mongolian nomads’ changing needs.More Details
ELEPHANT DON: The Politics of a Pachyderm Posse - The lecture will cover 20+ years of Caitlin O'Connell's elephant research and specifically a new focus on male elephant society featured in her new book of the same name. The presentation will feature photos, video, sounds and data along with a discussion of the book and the long term research and recent publications that came out of the research.More Details
Resolving the Problem of Atlantis - For nearly 200 years geologists have accepted that the Earth has had all of its water since nearly its beginning. In reality, a cosmic impact occurred approximately 13,000 years before present, and it caused “the extraordinary inundation” of the planet, as described by Plato. We will visit map images of the Atlantis canal system and note its similarity to Plato’s description, and we will discuss how a (pre-impact) warming Earth climate caused Atlanteans to modify the city’s drainage structure. We will also discuss other pre- and post-impact effects. The result is a new paradigm that affords a better understanding of Earth and human history.More Details
The Explorers Club, The Creators Project and VICE cordially invites you to the New York premiere screening of Coral City. A film that documents the extraordinary world of corals that live in the Center of one of America's busiest Cities. It is one of the few places in the country where living reefs can be found only a few feet from stoplights. Miami is one of only a handful of major cities where coral can be found growing inside the city limits and it is the only city in the continental US with an urban coral ecosystem where you can step into the water just off of a city street and find an entire living ecosystem thriving just under the surface.More Details
Dawid’s Return is about a two month journey I did into the Kalahari Desert, South Africa, with an old Khomani San/Bushman and his children. Patricia Glyn visited and recorded ancient heritage sites, traditional hunting grounds, birth and death sites, and got a glimpse of what life was like for the Khomani before they were evicted from their homeland by South Africa’s apartheid regime.More Details
The Explorers Club cordially invites you to a special New York screening of Common Ground, a documentary film on the conflict between humans and elephants for land. This conflict has further intensified with the ending of the nearly 33 year long civil war in Sri Lanka. This is mainly due to war displaced people moving back into areas that had been abandoned for 33 years and had reverted to jungle and become elephant habitat.More Details
Based on the new book "ICE SHIP: The Epic Voyages of the Polar Adventurer Fram" by Charles W. Johnson, this presentation follows the life-story of one of the most famous polar ships of all time, the Norwegian vessel Fram, active from 1892-1914. The lecture covers the ship’s conception, innovative construction, and three remarkable expeditions to both the Arctic and Antarctic, under three famous – but very different – commanders.More Details
Mountain to Mountain - A Journey Through Afghanistan - Shannon Galpin has worked in and explored Afghanistan throughout 19 visits in the past six years, by bicycle, motorcycle, horseback, skis, and by foot. She has created a number of projects through her non profit, Mountain2Mountain to empower women and girls. The first person to mountain bike in Afghanistan, a country that does not allow girls to ride, Shannon has pushed gender boundaries and supported projects with artists, athletes, and activists.More Details
Typically, science is taught as separate specializations, and history is divided into different time periods and geographic regions. Big History is unique in the integration of all these different specializations, periods, and regions into a single narrative account of the 13.8 billion-year history of our universe, the 4.5 billion-year evolution of our planet, the 6 million-year rise of our species, and the 10,000-year accelerating drama of human civilization. For the first time, humans now have a common story that transcends all of our ethnic, linguistic, religious, and ideological differences. The meaning of this new Big History, however, is an open question.More Details
Karst—Explore the Hidden Quarter of Planet Earth - Simply the most fascinating, weirdly beautiful, and least known landscape on Earth, karst covers about 25% of the globe’s land area but few have heard of it. Fewer know what it is. Join us as Explorers Club Fellow Dr. George Veni, Executive Director of the National Cave and Karst Research Institute, will guide us through the boons and challenges of caves and karst areas around our planet—and others!More Details
The Silk Road, often referred to as the backbone of history, was a nexus of trade routes that ran from Western China into the Middle East, through Persia and into the Mediterranean. The 5,000-mile route of the ancient Silk Road traveled through more than a dozen countries, crossing some of the most spectacular and inaccessible regions on earth. Sam will cover one of those countries in his presentation – Ancient Persia and modern Iran. He will share images of his journey along the Silk Road in Iran including Teheran, Shiraz, Isfahan, Yazd and Persepolis.More Details
Dear Fellow Explorers:
At yesterday’s Board Meeting, the Board elected me to serve as our Club’s 43rd president. It is with great humility that I accept this challenge.
The history and tradition of our Club is extraordinary, and the steps in which I now walk are paved with achievements and discoveries that have shaped our world.
We have been privileged for the past three years to have had the exemplary leadership of Alan Nichols, an accomplished explorer, writer, poet and most of all, a Club visionary. His determination to firmly establish The Explorers Club as the “Center of World Exploration” is a goal that I am determined to follow.
To achieve that goal, it is critical that we work together in a framework of transparency and cooperation and maintain an ongoing exchange of meaningful dialogue. We must encourage and promote creative thinking that will carry The Explorers Club forward and through the 21st Century.
To ensure our Club’s positive future and our goal of inclusiveness, I want you to always feel free to contact me with your imaginative ideas, any and all issues you feel are important, and any concerns you may have about our operations, administration, special programs and activities.
May I also extend my great appreciation to our Board of Directors for placing their trust in me to carry our Club forward with the same strengths, traditions and milestones that have marked our long history in exploration and discovery and have made us, clearly, the pillar of world exploration.
Yours in Exploration,
Starting at 6:00pm on Saturday, March 21st, we will be streaming live from the American Museum of Natural History for the 111th Explorers Club Annual Dinner! Our worldwide webcast will be hosted by veteran director and producer Les Guthman, multiple Emmy Award winning broadcaster Bill Liss and New York television host Christina Pagan. The stream will feature live interviews with the Club’s many celebrity members, all of the awardees being honored, including Neil deGrasse Tyson, David Hempleman-Adams, Mandip Singh Soin, Bill Steele and Bruce Blanchard, along with the winner of the Club’s new $100,000 expedition grant, Dr. Anthony Fiorillo, Chief Curator of the Perot Museum of Science and Nature in Dallas.
The stream will be embedded right on the homepage, simply join us here at explorers.org starting at 6:00pm on Saturday the 21st and you’ll be able to watch live for free. Be sure to tune in and join the world’s largest gathering of explorers, live from the floor of one of the world’s preeminent scientific and cultural institutions!
It is with great pleasure that we announce the launch of our new Silent Auction website at auction.explorers.org. The Silent Auction is now open to everyone as we lead up to the Cocktail Reception aboard the Aircraft Carrier Intrepid on Friday, March 20th from 7:00 until 10:00 pm. Anyone can register and begin bidding on amazing items, from art and artifacts to books signed by explorers and exotic trips around the world. Bidding is made simple with an easy user-friendly website.
Please note, the online auction website will close at noon on Friday, March 20th. Bidding will resume later that evening aboard the Intrepid for event attendees only. We encourage everyone, especially non-attendees, to use the “Maximum Bid” feature in order to increase likelihood of winning auction items.
Don’t forget to check back daily to see new and exciting items added to the auction catalog!
“Bid Now & Bid Often! You’ve never seen such a unique opportunity for exploration experiences!” —Alan Nichols, President