Honored to welcome all lucky visitors to the iconic @the_explorers_club with our map, and soon to have the map hanging in the president’s office!
Upon receiving The Explorers Club’s Legendary Explorer Medal in 2013, John Glenn expounded, “Back in the days of the old maps, that showed the known world—off on the edges, it showed boiling pots of oil, and dragons, and so on. Our whole history has been one of dragon pushing. Pushing dragons back off the edge and filling in those gaps on the maps. And that is a key role that The Explorers Club has provided, and that attitude, of curiosity, is one that has been long sponsored by this Club.”
While there are few ‘undiscovered’ places left on the map, there will always be dragons to push. Exploration is an ongoing, multidisciplinary process; technology is constantly evolving, perspectives changing, and with increased knowledge comes increased questions to research and facets to consider. The Elephant Map Project provides a unique intersection of conservation and maps and uses contemporary map making to simulate engagement. This project sheds light on the ambiguous "dragon" that is the consequences of losing this endangered species and the vital role they play in our world. —Lacey Flint, Curator of Research Collections, The Explorers Club
Honored—thank you Lacey, thank you #TEC! All map purchases give orphaned elephants a chance to grow old in the wild; $48/poster; 100% net profits support @dswt.