Explorers Club – St. Louis


Explorers Club – St. Louis

The Explorers Club is an international multidisciplinary professional society dedicated to the advancement of field research and the ideal that it is vital to preserve the instinct to explore.

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 our members.

Tuesday, November 17, 2020 from 6:00 PM to 8:30PM

Aaron Addison

Aaron will begin at 5:30 pm for socializing before the 6:00 pm presentation.
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Aaron Addison FN’15 is a data and geospatial professional with over 30 years of experience in surveying caves and leading expeditions. His current projects focus on exploration of the caves in the Galapagos islands and Amazonia Ecuador, as well as mapping work in the world’s longest known cave at Mammoth Cave National Park, Kentucky. Closer to home in the midwest, he leads several local caving projects and works with state and local governments on
the protection of sinkholes, springs and caves.

The Galapagos Islands are a volcanic archipelago about 750 miles off the pacific coast of Ecuador. The islands were made famous by Charles Darwin and his scientific voyage on the HMS Beagle. Since 2010 a small dedicated team of explorers have been systematically exploring and documenting the numerous caves and pit craters of the islands. Building on work started French and Spanish led teams in the 1980s, explorations in the past 10 years have added over
50 new caves to the known natural resources of Galapagos as well as the deepest known cave and identification of new records and potentially new species to science. Recently the team discovered the longest known lava tube in South America on the island of Santa Cruz. Please join us to hear about this ongoing scientific effort and the amazing discoveries being made with each new expedition.

Contact Us

The Explorers Club Saint Louis
c/o Marguerite Perkins Garrik
886 Queen Anne Place
St. Louis, Missouri 63122

Email ritey1951@aol.com