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June 13, 2015

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June 20, 2015
Florida Chapter Meeting & Presentation
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September 14, 2015
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September 19, 2015
Florida Chapter Meeting & Presentation
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November 7, 2015
Florida Chapter Meeting & Presentation
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Joining The Explorers Club

Founded in 1904 by a group of the world’s leading explorers, The Explorers Club is a multi-disciplinary not-for-profit professional society dedicated to the advancement of field research, scientific exploration and the ideal that it is vital to preserve the instinct to explore. The mission of The Explorers Club is the encouragement of scientific exploration of land, sea, air, and space. Our members hail from all corners of the globe and are among the most accomplished in all facets of exploration and the field sciences.

The Club has approximately 3,000 members representing every continent and in more than 60 countries, comprising about 30 chapters around the globe. The Club’s members include leaders in polar exploration, diving, aerospace exploration, archaeology, zoology, physics, oceanography, astronomy, ecology, geology, paleontology, conservation mountaineering, and speleology. The Club counts among its members the giants of twentieth century exploration; its present and future members are poised to leave humankind a similar legacy of discovery and achievement in the twenty-first century.

Who is Considered for Membership?

The Explorers Club differentiates exploration for field science from exploratory travel for tourism. While both activities are valuable, our members and those qualified for membership are persons who carry out or assist in field science expeditions to study unknown or little known destinations or phenomena in order to gain knowledge for humankind. You need not have climbed Everest, dived to the deepest point in the ocean, or discovered a new dinosaur. But we are looking for individuals who have gotten their hands dirty and their feet wet working in the field as participants in one or more documented scientific expeditions.

Tourism, by comparison, is enjoyed primarily for pleasure or self education. Therefore, extensive travel photography, participation in educational tours, or similar pursuits in remote parts of the world do not alone qualify one to become a member.

However, we do have a category, Associate of The Explorers Club, for people who, though not qualified for membership, would like to associate with the club and support its goals. We hope that, as they meet members and experience the culture of exploration, these Associates might take the initiative to participate in expeditions, so that they may be moved into the ranks of full membership.

Special Invitation to Members of the National Eagle Scout Association

Recognizing that many National Eagle Scout Association members have performed field exploration and have ideals and interests similar to those of our own members, we are inviting NESA members to consider applying for membership in The Explorers Club. Please follow the special instructions for NESA applicants and use the application form entitled “Explorers Club Membership Application for National Eagle Scout Association”.Click Here to Learn More

 What are the Membership Categories?

Fellows have made documented contributions to exploration or scientific knowledge. Such accomplishments are often evidenced by scientific publication, but may also be documented in books, popular media, or broadcast media.

Members have evidenced a sustained interest in some aspect of exploration and have contributed in broad terms to the cause of exploration and the furthering of scientific knowledge (for example by participating in expeditions).

Associates are individuals who wish to associate with The Explorers Club and support its mission. These individuals are crucial to the Club’s outreach as they create an extended network of awareness and support.

Corporate Giving supports our mission both generally and with specific instances of sponsorship of initiatives, events, or lecture series. Corporate members are particularly valued for the service and educational programs that their sponsorship helps provide.

Student Members are full-time students, enrolled in accredited institutions, who are interested in pursuing exploration or field science as a future career or avocation.