Via coturnix, I found Project Exploration, a non-profit organization “founded in 1999 by University of Chicago paleontologist Dr. Paul Sereno and educator Gabrielle Lyon, to make science accessible to the public-with a special focus on city kids and girls.” coturnix has more of the background on Serento and the organization in his post, so I’ll highlight some facts ‘n’ figures:
Students participating in our field programs are graduating high school at an 18% higher rate than their peers.
Students are pursuing science in college–25% of all students and 34% of our girls declare science as their major.
The girls in our programs are pursuing science in college at five times the national average.
As a non-profit, obviously they rely on the generosity of others. If you want to help out, check out this page–they need a number of items in addition to cash, and more information on their financials can be found here.