Anyone Can Be A Citizen Scientist
We provide opportunities for outdoor enthusiasts to make a difference as they play in the outdoors. Together we can create an army of citizen-scientists who will provide decision makers with the information necessary to make the best possible management choices.
Gregg Treinish first had a selfish feeling while playing in the outdoors during a thru-hike of the Appalachian Trail in 2004. The feeling stayed, and he soon learned that it was shared amongst others who love to explore, but wished there was an easy way to contribute. When Gregg worked as a wildlife technician tracking lynx, wolverine, owls, bears, and palid sturgeon, he quickly realized that the work he was doing was easy to teach to others. After working with several nonprofit organizations and scientists to trek from Yellowstone to the Frank Church to document infringements to wildlife connectivity in 2010, he formulated the idea for an Adventure Science organization that would give others the chance to make a difference while they get after it.
Since our founding in 2011, ASC has sent more than 1200 athletes to collect data for more than 120 scientists. The data that has been collected has led to the discovery of more than a dozen new species, provided key information to guide climate change and wildlife management decisions, and helped to protect threatened wildlife habitat. Our work has been featured in more than a hundred media outlets, and volunteers are collecting data all around the world. — Join Us!