Milbry Polk - Author, Explorers Club Representative

Milbry Polk

Author, Explorers Club Representative

Milbry is an author, lecturer, educator, rower, and a board member of the Explorers Club. She’s a founder of the Young Explorers Program with Adventure Canada.

Milbry C. Polk (BA, honors) Radcliffe College, Harvard University, has lectured for more than 150 schools, universities, and public affairs organizations. She co-founded and was executive director of Wings WorldQuest, a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting women at the leading edge of science and discovery. She was Vice-Chair of the Conference on Affordable World Security. She is currently Co-Chair of The Global Exploration Summit held annually in the Azores, a program of The Explorers Club and Expanding.

Among her published works are Women of Discovery, Egyptian Mummies; editor, The Looting of the Iraq Museum, Baghdad; and Reviews and Contributing Editor of The Explorers Journal, 1998-the present. She co-founded Imagination Celebration, and wrote yearly curriculum for ‘The Art of Exploration’, a program for the Public Schools of Fort Worth, Texas.

Milbry has led or participated in expeditions all over the world.

Milbry’s honors include: The Sweeney Award The Explorers Club (2018), Capt. J-E Bernier Medal, Royal Canadian Geographic Society (2015), Anne Morrow Lindbergh Award (2011); Alumnae of the Year, Madeira School (2011), Environmental Leadership Award, Unity College; Womens' ENews “Leader of the 21st Century”, Who's Who, Women of the Year Award; Honorary Fellow of the Royal Canadian Geographic Society, Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society, Fellow of The Explorers Club and Fellow of Wings WorldQuest. She has served on the board of The Explorers Club, serves on numerous Advisory Boards. She served for ten years on the Board of Governors of the National Arts Club and was the subject of a CBS Sunday Morning feature that won the Gracie Award.