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Anyone who donated to the Geobloggers Giving Kids the Earth challenge should have received a “giving card” via e-mail in the past few days. If you’re confused about it, here’s the explanation: HP made a huge donation to all the social media challenges, but didn’t donate money to specific projects. Instead, they gave each individual…

Jess is looking for posts about outreach that we’ve done. I’d like to talk about outreach that other people have done. This month, many of the bloggers here at Sb have been participating in Donors Choose, a campaign to raise money for schools. October is a crazy month for anyone who goes to the Geological…

The DonorsChoose social media challenge ends tomorrow at the end of next week. Rumor has it that HP has a large pot of money (like $200,000) to split amongst the groups that raised at least 1% of the total… and they’ll split the money at the end of the day tomorrow. If we raised that…

It’s Earth Science Week

My other half sent me this link on Friday: from Wired, rating weapons used to kill zombies (in Zombieland, and elsewhere). Their number 13: 13. Rock hammers Not to be confused with tremendous mallets, these things are faster to wield and don’t leave you exhausted after two or three swings. Used for busting rocks, they…

Geobloggers take on DonorsChoose

There’s an issue of Eos sitting on my desk at work with a front-page article about how to manage outreach. Earth scientists know stuff that’s important – this week’s huge earthquakes (covered all over the geoblogosphere) are just one example. Water’s another. And climate. And volcanoes. And landslides. And… well, you get the picture. So…

There was a mountain lion in the courtyard of a local elementary school playground today. A mountain lion. At the elementary school. A neighbor called the police, who called the Department of Wildlife, who shot the mountain lion. A young male, about 75 pounds, probably recently headed out on its own. Apparently that’s the age…

Ah… vacation

I’m going to take a vacation tomorrow. I’m going to get up early in the morning, ride my bike to my office, and hunker down in front of my computer, putting some of my collaborators’ contributions into a grant proposal. What? That doesn’t sound like your idea of a vacation? What about last week, when…

There’s a meme going around about plans for summer reading. While I was reading Sciencewoman’s list, I realized that I was avoiding the meme. See, I didn’t even manage to finish my spring reading list, so I’m not ready to talk about big plans for the summer. I had good intentions. I read Dirt: the…