It’s only 5 weeks until we leave, and there’s still plenty of money to raise, so news like this is truly fantastic. We have been awarded a grant of $2000 by The Explorers Club through their Youth Activity Fund.

Founded in New York City in 1904, The Explorers Club promotes the scientific exploration of land, sea, air, and space by supporting research and education in the physical, natural and biological sciences. The Club’s members have been responsible for an illustrious series of famous firsts: First to the North Pole, first to the South Pole, first to the summit of Mount Everest, first to the deepest point in the ocean, first to the surface of the moon—all accomplished by their members.

Youth Activity Fund for high school students and college undergraduates, fosters a new generation of explorers dedicated to the advancement of scientific knowledge of the world.

We are incredibly grateful to The Explorers Club for supporting us with a substantial grant at such a crucial point in our expedition. Visit their website for more information on the club, it’s activities, and how to join.