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. Since its inception in 1904, the Club has served as a meeting point and unifying force for explorers and scientists worldwide. Our headquarters is located at 46 East 70th Street in New York City.
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.
The Explorers Club actively encourages public interest in exploration and the sciences through its public lectures program, publications, travel program, and other events.
"Exploration is curiosity put into action” -- Explorers Club Medalist Don Walsh
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.
Sound interesting? We are always looking for individuals who share our goals and interests. Use the link below to learn more about joining The Explorers Club.
If you have questions about the Florida Chapter, or you are looking for a sponsor, please feel free to contact us using the link at the top of this page.
Joseph Dituri FN’14, PhD – Chairman
Garrett Cooper MN’16 – Treasurer
Diane Boswell AN’16
George Frandsen FN’15
Shyamal “Sam” Patel MN’19
Donovan Smith MN’02
Anne Stokes, PhD, FN-’15
Julie Wallace MN’09
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