We only have until midnight Saturday– August 21st– to get another $1,860 for an amazing project.

Songs From the Science Frontier

A different way to get kids excited about science. A way YOU can help reach kids everywhere, from East LA to rural Georgia– anywhere kids might not be getting the best science education.

Monty put on a concert this Sunday for OKC Atheists (you know how lots of freethinker groups around the country are trying to get more women? more friendly to families? homosexuals? hehehe, OKC Atheists kinda rock at that :P we go to the bars one night and have a kids party the next day. W00T!!!)

It was really nice of him, and there was nothing but positive feedback on the event. For real, check out his blog– look at all those pics of all those little ones learning about top tier science, inspired by real scientists… HOW CAN YOU NOT SUPPORT THAT??

And if you still need one more reason to donate a bit to this project, Monty has asked me to do a ‘Born to do Science‘ event at the Stillwater Public Library. In other words, there might be an OFFICIAL ERV SONG in the future, thanks to Monty. I cant think of a way to make “HI KIDS! YOURE MADE OF VIRUSES!” not terrifying to children, so Id love to talk about the vaccine arm of my research, to teach them about vaccines, and why they are good (you think viruses are bad, but the viruses in vaccines are our friends– the help us not get sick!).

I COULD HAVE A SONG ABOUT VIRUSES AND VACCINES BEING OUR FRIENDS, PEOPLE.

EDIT 8.30 am on Friday: YAAAAAY!!! FUNDED!!! Thanks in no small part to you guys! WHOOOOOOOOO!!!

Comments

  1. #1 Joshua Zelinsky
    August 18, 2010

    I think kids would actually like finding out about being a big bunch of viruses a lot more than they’d want to hear about vaccines. Vaccines involve needles and visits to doctors which are much less fun.

  2. #2 ERV
    August 18, 2010

    I recognize lots of names on the supporters list– I really do want to thank you all for supporting this. You all know I normally dont ask my readers to support much (actually, anything. this is the first time). And I know lots of you are students and retired folks… Im not joking I am tearing up a bit… Thank you, guys :)

    I gotta think of something sweet to do for my readers for this…

  3. #3 Brian
    August 19, 2010

    No way — I think a “HI KIDS! YOU’RE MADE OF VIRUSES!” song would absolutely rule.

  4. #4 BeamStalk
    August 19, 2010

    I have to agree a song that says “HI KIDS! YOU’RE MADE OF VIRUSES!” would be teh awesome.

  5. #5 Tommykey
    August 19, 2010

    Maybe even Rho will kick in a few bucks.

  6. #6 IanW
    August 20, 2010

    On a different topic: a proposed Pepsi blog causes uproar throughout science blogs, yet an ad currently running on the right of the blogs from http://www.dermitage.com showing a wrinkly woman magically regaining the fresh face of a teenager (notwithstanding the tiny, tiny disclaimer that this is not a typical result) gets not a mention from anyone? Curiouser and curiouser….

  7. #7 CJ
    August 20, 2010

    So glad he made it. I’m also looking forward to my signed cd.

    A couple of us were pressuring him to do a song with you the other day at the park. I’m glad he got in contact with you about doing so.

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