Explorers Club Florida Chapter News

Stay updated with the latest exciting news on scientific and exploration projects from the members of the Florida Explorers Club chapter.

Friday, January 23rd, 2015

The Florida Chapter of The Explorers Club Forges New Relationship With the Orlando Science Center

On January 22, 2015, the Orlando Science Center and the Florida Chapter reached an understanding to help create and foster a strong, collaborative working relationship. The Science Center is known for its extensive exhibits and its dedication to reach out and provide numerous educational opportunities for many communities. Since its inception in 1995, the center has served over 11 million people and offers rich incentives and opportunities for lifelong learning.

As part of the agreement, the Orlando Science Center will provide the following for members of the Florida Chapter meetings: space for private meetings, catering (if required), reservation of the Digital Adventure Theatre for the Public Speaker Series, free admission for both meetings and the Speaker Series, and free parking with all mutually agreed events. In turn, the Florida Chapter will provide support in the recruitment of speakers for the Speaker Series, marketing and public relations support for co-branded events, and more.

For further details, please contact info@floridaexplorersclub.org. More information on the Orlando Science Center can also be found at their website, located here.

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Saturday, January 10th, 2015

President Nichols’ New Years Message

President Nichols welcomes the New Year in an enthusiastic message on the purpose and future of The Explorers Club. The Explorers Club has evolved throughout the times. Through the extraordinary discoveries we have made, the many expeditions embarked (in which 53 flag expeditions have taken place in 2014), The Explorers Club has thrived as a center of knowledge and as a world community for explorers. This is a golden age of for the Club, where the technology, the community, and the desire to constantly move forward is expressed through our members and their passion.

President Nichols New Years Message from The Explorers Club on Vimeo.

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Monday, December 22nd, 2014

Florida Chapter Chair Awarded Newly Designated EC Flag for Upcoming Expedition

Explorers Club Florida Chapter Chair, Ms. Idee Belau MN’10 was today granted an honor held by few explorers: The opportunity to make history’s first mark upon a newly inducted Explorers Club Expedition Flag. Ms. Belau, joined by members of the Advanced Diver Magazine Exploration Foundation, including ADM founder Curt Bowen, Explorers Club members Walter Pickel, Jon Bojar, Jim Killion, and Jim Culter will be the first of many future explorers to make their mark on the history of Flag #208, a flag dedicated to marine exploration.

Ms. Idee Belau, EC Florida Chapter Chair

From the Flag Award certificate:

“The Explorers Club Flag is a symbol of courage and fidelity. The award of the flag is a significant accomplishment. Since 1918, the flag has been carried to all of the Earth’s continents, as well as under the sea and into the stars. To date, 850 explorers have carried the flag on over 1450 expeditions. A select handful of the 222 Explorers Club flags have been framed and now decorate the Club house in New York. These include flags carried by Roy Chapman Andrews, Bob Bartlett, Thor Heyerdahl, Naomi Uemura, and miniature flags carried aboard the Apollo 8 and Apollo 15.

Your expedition will forever appear as the first in the documented history of this newly inducted flag.”

Flag #208 will accompany the ADM Exploration Foundation team on their expedition titled Lost to the Underworld: Following the Path of the Maya. Learn more about the team’s continued exploration of the Yucatan and its ancient cultures by visiting the ADM Exploration Foundation web site.

Video shares the importance of carrying the Explorers Club Flag as it introduces retirement of one very special Flag.

The Explorers Club Flag from The Explorers Club on Vimeo.

 

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Wednesday, June 11th, 2014

Baby Camel Arrives at Ngala Wildlife Preserve

Donavan Smith and his team at the Ngala Wildlife Preserve in Naples, Florida welcomes the arrival of a very rare camel to their facilities. Ringo is a baby Dromedary camel with a rare coloration called Paint or Pied, which is signified by his spotted white and brown coat, and his skin is pink and polka dotted. Ringo’s rare coloration originates from the Canary Islands off the northwest coast of Africa. Ringo also sports a pair of blue eyes, which are often referred to as Glass eye, Moon eye, or Night eye.

Donovan will also begin working on an upcoming television project that is slated to be filmed this July.

 

Donavan Smith is the owner and founder of Ngala Wildlife Preserve. More information on Ngala Wildlife Preserve can be found here at the Preserve’s official website.

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Tuesday, June 3rd, 2014

11 Awesome Things You Can See At The Explorers Club

As explorers set out to to discover the mysteries of the world, Hannah Keyser takes a moment to explore the Explorers Club headquarters in New York City and the fascinating collections within its walls. Follow the link here to learn more about her visit to the Explorers Club.

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Tuesday, June 3rd, 2014

Behind the Scenes at the 110th Explorers Club Annual Dinner

Club member Charlie Stuart presents us with a short video showcasing the 110th Explorers Club Annual Dinner, which was held at the Waldorf Astoria on Saturday March 15th, 2014.

Behind the Scenes at the 110th Explorers Club Annual Dinner from The Explorers Club on Vimeo.

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Thursday, May 29th, 2014

The Explorers Club Livestream

Keep updated on The Explorers Club upcoming events and lectures with The Explorers Club live stream! The link for the live steam can be found here. Check back periodically for updates and added events.

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Thursday, May 29th, 2014

The Explorers Club News and RSS Feed

Want to stay up-to-date with Explorers Club news while on the go? Follow the link below to find major news stories released in the last several months, including a link to subscribe to The Explorers Club RSS feed for your mobile devices!

http://www.explorers.org/index.php/news/

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Thursday, May 22nd, 2014

The Explorers Club Mission Video

The Explorers Club Mission video, produced by Club member Les Guthman, explores the extensive history of The Explorers Club and celebrates its explorers and their quest to discover the farthest reaches and most remote corners of the planet.

The Explorers Club Mission Video from The Explorers Club on Vimeo.

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Monday, May 12th, 2014

Searching for Giants in the Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary

Last April, Dr. Mike Knight FN’07 and Ralph Arwood launched an expedition to map the giant cypress trees of Corkscrew Swamp. Today, Kevin Lollar at news-press.com gives us an update of their progress and the historical significance the swamp represents.

Mike Knight is also responsible for the rediscovery of Explorers CLub Flag 174, which was thought lost until a fortunate eBay encounter.

More information can be found in the links provided below.

 

 Searching for Giants in the Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary

Saving Historic Flag From Oblivion

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