We build citizen science tools and organize citizen science environmental projects that promote harmony with nature.
Citizen science leverages the public to participate in scientific projects related to the natural world. Modern technology enables science projects to leverage a much broader audience through crowdsourced intelligence.
Our citizen science work takes the following forms:
- Creating Citizen Science Tools that connect scientists with skilled local experts and to improve data collection
- Connecting people with the natural world through technology
- Building a community of citizen scientists for environmental projects by non-profits, restoration firms and government agencies
Our mission is to promote harmony with nature and healthy ecosystems over the long-term.
Healthy ecosystems are biodiverse with rich trophic cascades and dynamic interactions among species. Rich trophic cascades and diversity means dynamic food chains with horizontal and vertical feeding opportunities for animals within the ecosystem.
We explore new approaches to fostering this harmony through proactive engagement with citizens, consumers, businesses, organizations and government agencies. We explore new ideas and methods to reform business activities to ensure they are sustainable over many generations.
We are a mission-focused, employee-owned organization. We have not taken on any exit-minded investments or venture capital. We are commited to work towards our mission over the long term.
Condor - Behind the Name!
Conservation efforts to save the California condor from going extinct is one of the most exhilirating environmental recovery stories.
In 1987, a single condor lived in the wild. Conservation groups worked to gether to capture this remaining condor and breed it with captive condors. Animals fit for the wild were slowly reintroduced. As of 2015, around 228 California condors live in the wild!
And so, the California condor was brought back from the brink of extinction and now has a real chance at thriving in the wild. We decided to name our organization after this remarkable story of hope and renewal!
The California condor is also the largest land bird in North America. And the condor has for centuries held a symbolic relationship with mankind.
Michael Sarill, Founder & Managing Director
Michael is an entrepreneur at heart, driven by creative new ideas to solve problems and an optimism for the future. Michael's early career began in digital before he transitioned to his passion for environmental conservation. He graduated from Brown University in 2006 with a Liberal Arts Degree. He engaged in the Beahrs Environmental Leadership Program at UC Berkeley while living in the Bay Area. Michael's passions include wildlife ecology, protecting biodiversity and conservation biology. He loves the outdoors, being around nature and travelling.