Adventure Scientists

Adventure Scientists is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization based in Bozeman, MT that equips partners with data collected from the outdoors that are crucial to addressing environmental challenges. 

By leveraging the skills of the outdoor adventure community we are able to gather difficult-to-obtain data at any scale, in any environment.

 

Special Ops for Conservation

Since our founding in 2011, Adventure Scientists has sent thousands of volunteers on missions to collect data from remote, difficult-to-access locations for our conservation partners. These partnerships have led to the discovery of more than three dozen new species, provided key information to guide climate change decision-making, and helped protect threatened wildlife habitat around the world. Our work has been featured in hundreds of media outlets, and our volunteer adventurers are making a difference around the world. ​​

 

Not Your Typical Citizen Science

By recruiting, training and managing individuals with strong outdoor skills — such as mountaineering, diving or whitewater kayaking — Adventure Scientists unlocks access to research-grade data from any environment, on any scale. We rely on the outdoor adventure community because they are comfortable in the outdoors and therefore can focus on following protocols. These are individuals who (1) pay close attention to detail, (2) are creative problem solvers, and (3) are able to share their experiences via the rich tradition of storytelling that is at the heart of the outdoor community. Through their participation in our projects, Adventure Scientists volunteers become informed ambassadors for the species, places and issues with which they work. 

We view each project as an investment, and we vet each project for three key factors. One, that there is a conservation issue in which a lack of access to data has previously limited the ability to unlock solutions. Two, that there is a direct and tangible pathway from data collection to conservation outcomes. Three, that there is a clear need for the outdoor adventurer skillset.

 

​What is an Adventure Scientists Volunteer?  

We recruit, train and manage skilled volunteers, saving our partners time, money and effort. ​Adventure Scientists Volunteers EXPLORE the planet while making a difference. They COLLECT data to PROTECT critical species and ecosystems.

  • Adventure Scientists Volunteers are outdoor adventurers that:
  • Support conservation efforts and the scientific process
  • Pay attention to detail when collecting data
  • Creatively solve problems in challenging situations 
  • Engage their community by sharing their experiences 

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