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SciWo’s Storytime: Ocean!

In support of our on-going DonorsChoose challenge, this month Minnow and I will be exploring science-related books for SciWo’s storytime. I have to admit, I’m enjoying the challenge of finding sciencey books appropriate for a 2.5 year old’s attention span. There seem to be a plethora of books for the 4-8 year old set, but…

It’s October, one the busiest months of the year. It’s the month with Earth Science Week, Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and Domestic Violence Awareness Month…but one of the happiest features of October is the annual DonorsChoose Social Media Challenge, when we bloggers and tweeters get to exhort our readers to support public school students throughout…

Remember Bill Nye the Science Guy, that television popularizer of science for kids? Maybe it’s time to give him an update and a facelift. That’s the goal of Susan the Scientist, a project of Dr. Susan Reslewic, who is launching a new blog, myspace, and youtube presence to (in her words): teach ‘citizen science’ to…

My colleague Donna Riley just sent me a way-cool call for papers: inclusive science, for a special issue of the National Women’s Studies Association Journal. Get your writing hats on — papers are due January 15! The rest of the call is after the fold.

DonorsChoose 2008: Last Day

It’s the very last day of our DonorsChoose Reader Challenge for 2008. I just want to say how amazed I am by the generosity of our readers. I’m particularly proud that we have far more donors than many of our more widely read competitors er, Sciblings. By the time we add in the contribution from…

This is it, folks – we’re coming round into the home stretch of DonorsChoose, with one week left in October. And there is some great news – ScienceBlogs has decided to donate FIFTEEN THOUSAND DOLLARS to Donors Choose, distributed among the bloggers who are participating! I’m still checking about whether this is participating *blogs* or…

DonorsChoose 2008: Sad Engineers :(

Our DonorsChoose blogger challenge ends on Friday, and we’ve still got a couple of projects left to fund in our challenge. Yes, we’ve added a few along the way, but there’s still a few of Alice’s original picks that have been sitting there all month just waiting for your $. You’re making Alice a sad…

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Poverty and the Public School Classroom

When you hear the word “poverty,” what do you think of? Starving children in Africa? Subsistence farmers in Asia? Is poverty some distant concept? Something terrible, but far off? Yes, and no. Because, while poverty is terrible, it can also be close to home. Maybe as close as the public school down the street. Poverty…

We got off to a strong start in the Sciencewomen Reader Challenge 2008. In the first 48 hours, we attracted 9 donors who gave a total of almost $400 to our DonorsChoose projects that fund impoverished public school science classrooms. And then we plateaued and our ticker hasn’t budged a milimeter in the last few…