In January 2017, Corinne Gardner arrived in southern Chile to the interdisciplinary Parque Etnobotánical Omora research station. While there she collected freshwater samples for Adventure Scientists Global Microplastics Initiative, guided English and Spanish citizen-science nature hikes in the world’s most southern forest, and charted a new trail with a sprightly expedition team in Los Dientes (Teeth) de Navarino. Here she shares a few of her favorite shots from the experience. 

“Could the world’s most southern austral forest contain microplastic pollutants? I signed up as an Adventure Scientist volunteer to find out.” – Corinne Gardner