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Exploring Exploration: A Field Scientist’s Perspective

Article by Meg Lowman
Published in “Exploring Exploration“, the January 2017 issue of Lifewide Magazine.

“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. EXPLORE, DREAM, DISCOVER.” [Mark Twain]

“As Mark Twain so aptly claimed, ‘explore, dream, discover.’ Those three words will turn an ordinary child into the next Charles Darwin or Ernest Shackleton. The world urgently needs a new generation of explorers, not just to scale mountains or travel into outer space, but also to explore the interstices of our cells and the anomalies of our climate.”

“In this day and age where computers and models can predict just about anything, we still need more explorers. We need parents to inspire their kids with the curiosity to explore and teachers to encourage their pupils and develop their capability to find things out for themselves.”

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