This is the very last time I’ll be haranguing you about the scienceblogs fundraiser for schools—I’ve reached my goal of $2000 and doubled it! Reaching that goal was not enough to fund all of the projects, though, and there are four remaining that could use additional donations.
- How can you resist this title? Evolution Is Science (fund this one) is a project looking to purchase replica hominid skulls for teaching low income kids in Chicago about evolution.
- Here’s another one I like: Real Specimens for Marine Science (fund this one). A Brooklyn school is looking to purchase aquaria and invertebrate specimens so kids can see what real animals are like.
- This one aims low, but you’ve got to appreciate how desperate they must be. Essential Supplies for Biology and AP Biology Classrooms (fund this one)is looking for something very basic for low income kids in LA: colored paper and pads.
- You can’t turn down a library! Science Books for Enloe Students (fund this one) is a project to replace old books in health and life sciences at a Raleigh, NC school library.
I won’t be pestering you again, so this is your last chance; I have to admit that the generous readers of Pharyngula dug deeper than expected, and I don’t want to impose further. Thanks again!
IMPORTANT ADDITION: I’m sorry to say that DonorsChoose only accepts donations from Americans, so if you’re Canadian or European or Australian or Brazilian, you (and by that I mean “we”) are out of luck. It seems to me that they’re missing out on a golden opportunity: if they advertised this as a chance to improve US education, the money would come pouring in from all over the world. People respond well to the need to help the less fortunate overcome calamity.