DonorsChoose: the final push

A post by Chris RowanA post by Anne JeffersonThanks to the incredible generosity of our geoblogging comrades and readers, our drive to improve earth science education in schools has gone from strength to strength in the past two weeks. Our own challenge, in collaboration with Maitri, has raised almost $1,900, funding 9 projects and bringing geological goodness to more than 900 students.

the Ocean & Geobloggers collective continues to rule the Science Bloggers for Students leaderboard – together with Erik Klemetti’s volcanism-themed drive at Wired, we’ve breached the $5,000 barrier.

The official challenge has 3 days to go, and we’re pleased to inform you that if you donate now, Donorschoose will match the donation to your project. If you give $5, it becomes $10; $10 becomes $20, $25 becomes $50. So there’s never been a better time to make any small contribution you can. All you need to do is type in the match code SCIENCE when you enter your payment details.

Type in the match code SCIENCE, and DonorsChoose will double your donation.

Of the remaining projects we are supporting, some are extremely close to being fully funded:

  • Only $137 is needed for Mrs Braun to buy stream bed trays for her students to model soil erosion. Donate here.
  • Just $195 more to give Ms Sankstone a seismograph and other hands-on equipment for her students to learn inquiry-based science. Donate here.
  • Only $204 to go before Ms. Healey can fund ‘Geology Rocks; lessons that teach students howto read stories hidden in stone. Donate here.

Let’s see if we can push our challenge toward $2,500 before the weekend is out!

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Comments (1)

  1. Ms. Sankstone says:

    Thank you so much for your generous and enthusiastic support of my classroom! I can’t even begin to tell you how much my students and I appreciate your kindness. There simply are no words. My kids have loved the seismograph, and I can see that I’ll be using it for years to come. Again, on behalf of my students, I thank you! Donors on Donors Choose have really made a difference in my students’ lives!