Each year The Explorers Club recognizes 50 extraordinary people who are doing remarkable work to promote science and exploration, but remain under the radar and out of the limelight. These 50 individuals are exploring, inspiring, and creating the future—the future of the planet, life upon it, and the boundless possibilities that await us all.
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Club programs featuring EC50 Honorees to date
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Through the EC50 program, The Explorers Club has redefined what it means to explore; what it means to challenge ourselves; what it means to dream.
In each class of fifty explorers, we aim to paint a picture of the great diversity within modern exploration. Not just in age, gender, race, or demographic background, but also in the explorer’s approach to problem-solving, field science, and their vision of the future.
The goal of this program is not only to recognize explorers from new and different realms of experience, but, by doing so, to create new conversations, new perceptions, and new alliances that infuse the familiar world of our Club with new curiosity and wonder. And not just wonder about the possibilities of exploration, but wonder about the possibilities within ourselves.