Continuing our campaign to promote geoscience education during Earth Science Week, today we give you Maitri Erwin, who has thrown herself enthusiastically into this years DonorsChoose Science Bloggers for Students challenge as part of the Ocean and Geobloggers Collective. As she wrote on announcing her participation:
A simple $1.50 per child living in poverty can make the difference towards a better and slightly more equipped science education…Let’s support American science education even if (and especially because) the government and private sector couldn’t care less!
Or, as she put it more snappily on Twitter:
Maitri is supporting several worthy proposals, but would especially like to ask for support for two projects with a focus on teaching fundamental geology: ‘Rock Stars’ is asking for rock, fossil and mineral kits for hands-on learning, which is as we all know the best way to teach earth science, and ‘Science Rocks!’ is asking for test tubes and protective goggles to allow Mrs Dye and her pupils to do some experimental mineralogy, which is to my mind a pretty cool idea. Remember, even the smallest donation can have a lasting impact, and what better way to invest in the future than making sure the next generation knows how cool our planet is.