1Frame4Nature | Chris Linder
What YOU Can Do:
- Make your voice heard! Join the March for Science on April 22 in Washington, DC, at one of nearly 500 satellite locations, or virtually.
- Attend an informal science lecture at a coffeehouse or pub (find one near you). These are great settings to learn about new research and ask questions.
- Experience science firsthand as a citizen scientist. Earthwatch enables volunteers to join science expeditions around the world. You can spend a week tracking whales off Costa Rica, measuring sea turtles in the Bahamas, or helping with penguin research in Argentina.
–1Frame4Nature is a collection of images and stories from around the globe of your personal connection to nature. However small, when combined with the actions of others, your individual actions can impact real and tangible outcomes for the preservation of our planet. Submit your story now!
iLCP Senior Fellow Chris Linder‘s 1Frame4Nature: Celebrating Science
I have spent the last 15 years documenting science fieldwork with my camera. I have followed researchers over glaciers and down rivers and through swamps and across oceans. I have shared freeze-dried dinners with them in wet tents in Alaska, celebrated birthdays aboard zodiacs in Antarctica, and swatted countless mosquitoes with them in Siberia.
Why do I do this? First, the answers they find hidden in those swamps and ice sheets are important and fascinating. Every piece of information they record, no matter how small it may seem, is something we didn’t know the day before, and that is something that should be celebrated and shared.
My second goal is to communicate how this data is collected. I photograph behind the scenes moments—loading helicopters, designing robotic vehicles, and even cooking meals—because that’s what makes science real.
It’s one thing to read the news about a recent discovery, but when you see what it takes to make those measurements, if you can feel how cold and wet and miserable and tired a science crew is at the end of month at sea on a research ship, then you gain a whole new appreciation for that data. It’s real. And that’s what I’m using my photography to share.
On Earth Day, April 22nd, people will celebrate science through the March for Science. In Washington DC and nearly 500 satellite locations, the March will emphasize the importance of science in all of our lives.
This article is part of the 1Frame4Nature Campaign. Share a picture and story on Instagram with the hashtag #1Frame4Nature, of your personal connection to nature and tell us what action you’ve taken on behalf of our planet.