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A bright blue sky stands behind towering mountains carved deep in the center by ancient glaciers. On the right a bright orange life jacket and camera lens are visible of a photographer capturing the scene aboard a small boat. Blue-green water is immediately in the foreground.

Ancient glaciers carved this canyon in Tracy Arm Fjord thousands of years ago. Our group sailed via Zodiac to the glacier’s face. (Halley Hughes/University of Arizona)

Planet Forward Correspondent | University of Arizona
An expedition with Lindblad in Southeast Alaska shows the realities of climate change and uncovers the mysteries behind the "language" of rocks.
Photo of eight people on a stage in front of a blue background.

From left: Planet Forward Founding Director Frank Sesno; Leo, Operations Coordinator at Plantita Power; Jennifer Cuyuch, George Washington University, whose story covered Plantita Power; Halley Hughes, University of Arizona; Sven Lindblad; Farzona Comnas, George Washington University; Ryan Bieber, Ithaca College; and Dr. Imani M. Cheers, GW's Director of Academic Adventures. (Not pictured is Delaney Graham, SUNY-ESF.)

Founding Director, Planet Forward
We are pleased to announce the winners of our annual Storyfest competition – the very best stories from college students around the environment, sustainability, and innovative solutions from the past academic year.
Planet Forward
In late January 2022, four Planet Forward Storyfest 2020 winners traveled with Lindblad Expeditions to the Galápagos by way of Guayaquil, Ecuador. The journey also marked a return to storytelling expeditions for Planet Forward, as it was the first... Read More

A curious Galápagos sea lion swam circles around the lumbering snorkelers invading their waters. (Deepti Bansal Gage)

Planet Forward Senior Correspondent
The Galápagos Islands are famous for being the inspiration of Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution. These days, legal mechanisms protecting the ecosystems surrounding the islands themselves are also evolving.

A pelican spreads its wings to dry in a darkened alcove in the Galápagos. (Photos by Cate Twining-Ward)

Planet Forward Senior Correspondent
When we think of the Galápagos islands, we think of the incredible biodiversity that once inspired Darwin’s theory of evolution. But what many of us don’t learn about is the humans who also live here.
Planet Forward Senior Correspondent
Endemic species exist in just one geographic location in the world, and the Galápagos Islands are home to many of them, fighting to survive in the place that inspired "survival of the fittest."

Juan Carlos Avila, a naturalist and expedition leader aboard the National Geographic Endeavour II, is also a farmer. (Photo courtesy Juan Carlos Avila)

Planet Forward Senior Correspondent
Juan Carlos Avila grew up on a farm in the Galápagos Islands. Today, he works to help conserve the archipelago as an Expedition Leader and Naturalist Guide aboard the National Geographic Endeavour II.
Associate Director, Planet Forward
It was a trip two years in the making. At the end of January, four graduates who won Planet Forward Storyfest 2020 at long last boarded planes around the country to begin a storytelling adventure with Lindblad Expeditions.
Founding Director, Planet Forward
The pandemic has forced us to reconsider our relationship with the planet we call home. We sat down with global explorer and sustainability travel pioneer Sven Lindblad to discuss what it’s going to take to get back out in the world.

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