Our month-long drive to raise funds for earth science education through DonorsChoose is rapidly winding down. You need to give by the end of the day on Tuesday, November 9th for your donation to be counted towards HP’s doubling match and to be eligible to win our prize.
We’re giving away a rare review copy of Brian Switek’s forthcoming book “Written in Stone,”, which is already garner lots of praise from scientists, writers, and bloggers. Look for our review of the book here later this week (really), 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.
So far we have raised almost $1200 for earth science education. But this generous support has come from just 17 people. I suspect we have a few more readers than that. As an added incentive to donate, for each new donor that gives to the challenge before noon eastern time on Tuesday, I’ll make another $10 contribution on top of what I’ve already given.
As the final hours wind down on this year’s challenge, it seems fitting to highlight some projects to which your fellow readers have given, but which have not yet been fully funded.
- “Getting Freaky about Fossils” needs $107 for 2nd graders in Indiana
- “Help 1st graders get a rock solid education” in Colorado for just $308
- “Mapping the Scientific Data to Help Defend Our Hypothesis” needs $253 for middle school students in Colorado to get a GPS for their geologic mapping project.
In addition to those projects for which your friends have already advocated, here are a couple of other projects that are close to their funding goals.
- “Rain, Snow, Sleet, or Hail” needs just $129 to give elementary students in Utah hands-on weather instruments and activities
- “Rockin Earth” needs $176 for mineral and rock kits for 6th graders in North Carolina
- “Water monitoring for a healthy environment” requests 20 water quality kits for middle school students in South Carolina. They need $203.
- The “Stream Discovery” project seeks stream tables for sixth graders in Sacramento, California and needs just $289 to form future fluvial geomorphologists.
The challenge ends on Tuesday.
You can win a copy of Written in Stone before it hits bookstore shelves.
HP doubles all of your donations and lets you choose which projects to fund.
New donors get me to give $10 each.
Lots of great kids are still waiting for our help.
Let’s get to work.