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Help out Michigan classrooms!

I really like this DonorsChoose thing. I already got a few donations toward needy Michigan classrooms! I’m so excited that I’m using exclamation points!!

In the past, other ScienceBloggers have set specific goals and offered to mutilated their bodies or whatever for the cause. I’m not quite that brave, but I’d love to get the excitement going. Every little bit helps here in the Great Lakes State, so help us out!

(By the way, those damned GeoBloggers are in on this, and whose life did they ever save? And Dr. Isis? The only heart she has is on the dissection table! C’mon, don’t let these folks show me up just because they’re “cool” or something!)


  1. #1 Anne Jefferson
    October 1, 2009

    Do you drink water? Eat food grown in soil? Drive on roads made of concrete or gravel? All that, that’s the realm of Earth Science. Without us, there might be a lot fewer lives to save. So that’s about enough smack talk out of you. 🙂

    Besides, I know we’ve got at least one project in common on our lists.

  2. #2 khan
    October 1, 2009

    But could you be persuaded to put a medically harmless temporary tattoo on you arm? 🙂

  3. #3 PalMD
    October 1, 2009

    not for three donors!

  4. #4 elissa
    October 1, 2009

    I had a DonorsChoose project funded two years ago. I can’t even tell you how giddy I was when I found out it had been funded – the kids were psyched too!

    If there are readers who can’t afford to donate money right now, they should know that most schools / teachers (particularly science teachers!) would welcome a donation of time, or even an email saying how much the teaching of good science (or English or whatever) is appreciated by the community. Offer to be a guest speaker in a class, or have a group of kids over to tour your workplace & hear about careers, or help the teacher set up a blog for their class. It’s a huge, huge deal when teachers & schools are connected with their community and feel as if there is support and value for what they are trying to do (even if there’s no money involved).

  5. #5 Donna B.
    October 2, 2009

    I got an email today from the teacher in Arkansas whose project I chose for a donation.

    Wow… did she make me feel special!

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