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DonorsChoose Update – now with a Prize!

It’s been a quiet week for our Earth Science Challenge through DonorsChoose, but as we head into the final stretch of this year’s Science Bloggers for Students event, it’s
time to rally for the cause….and that means it’s time to roll out the prize.

Brian Switek has kindly allowed Anne to donate her review copy of “Written in Stone,” his forthcoming and praise-garnering book on “Evolution, the Fossil Record, and Our Place in Nature.” Look for our review of the book here later this week, as well as an interview with Brian, but let us just say in advance that it is excellent in every respect – lots of cool science and very, very well written. Anyone who donates through our challenge page by November 9th will be automatically entered to win the book, and I’ll notify you by email if you are the winner of the random drawing. So if you’ve been putting off contributing to earth science education, do so no longer. And if you’ve already given, you are already entered, but please give more as you are so moved.

As many geologists gather in Colorado for the Geological Society of America meeting, it seems fitting to highlight the Colorado projects in our challenge. First-graders in Denver need rocks and minerals to touch, sort, classify, and help them get excited about geology. Middle school students in Falcon would love to have a GPS unit to support their school’s geologic mapping project.

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Comments (2)

  1. alice says:

    I went to a whole exhibition on Victorian infographics (fair bit of geology) last winter – the Typography department at Reading have done some research on it.

  2. Sara says:

    “It seems no study of interesting Neoproterozoic geochemistry is complete without spurious link to Cambrian explosion…”

    Considering that unraveling the mystery of which factors led to the origin and diversification of animals is the main incentive for most Neoproterozoic geochemistry studies, what exactly is wrong with this?