Exploration and learning—above and below the surface

Ships in the Lindblad-National Geographic fleet are a platform for scientific exploration and knowledge. While exploring some of the wildest places on Earth, the fleet brings travelers face-to-face with nature and gives them the opportunity to contribute to scientific endeavors above and below the water. Guests are encouraged to submit photos of whale sightings to Happy Whale and bird sightings to e-Bird, aiding real-time scientific research efforts.

Select voyages invite scientists aboard to share firsthand knowledge and expertise with guests. On a Lindblad-National Geographic expedition, you never know what you'll discover or who you'll meet, and the opportunities for scientific learning are endless.

Citizen science: how travelers are impacting research initiatives

Passive travel is so passé. Travelers are looking for experiences that are active, adventurous, and eco-friendly—think ecotourism and voluntourism. That’s one reason Lindblad Expeditions is incorporating citizen science into wild places they explore with guests around the world. Another reason—it’s good for the planet. 

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The power to contribute data to biodiversity research—in your pocket

Whether you’re on an expedition or exploring in your own backyard, you can contribute data to real scientific research. All you need is the free iNaturalist app. By snapping photos of what you see in the natural world and uploading your observations to iNaturalist, you can be part of documenting the planet for scientists working to understand changes taking place right now.

iNaturalist is a joint initiative of the California Academy of Sciences and the National Geographic Society.

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