The 2011 Science Bloggers for Students online charity challenge was once again a smashing success thanks to all of you who donated. The overall drive brought in more than $51,000 from 698 people. Ocean and Geobloggers brought in around $3100 of that money to which you guys contributed
In order of donation date, thanks and high-fives go to:
- The Donors Choose team
- Anne J.
- Anita C.
- Julie H.
- Anonymous Donor Fairy (who gave $100 – yeah!)
- Janet S.
- Chris R.
- my very own D
- Craig C.
- Rusty H.
- Anne J. (again!)
- Elizabeth B.
- Lynn C. and
- Cynthia D.
The fourteen of you reached 519 students, got four earth science classroom projects fully funded and helped four others get started! I want to take this opportunity to thank Janet Stemwedel as well, for once again organizing us science bloggers into doing something tremendously useful.
A note to those of you who donated during the last three days of the drive: Gift codes will arive via e-mail. How the match is calculated and issued to you is detailed here. As gerty-z says, “THIS IS FREE MONEY, folks. Let’s make sure the kids see every last penny.” Just because the Science Bloggers drive is over doesn’t mean individual classroom projects have expired as well. I highly encourage you to donate to one or more of these four projects:
Mitosis In Motion (needs $140 $55 by December 13th),
- Was That An Earthquake? What Does It Mean? (needs $467 by February 5th),
Amazing Science for Amazing Kids (needs $184 by February 14th) Exciting Earth Science (needs $583 by February 19th).
An interesting observation about the projects that did get fully funded before October 22nd: They all have ROCK in the title. Keep On ROCKing In The Free World, Rock Stars, Rock Out and Science ROCKS! Tuck that idea away for next year, earth science teachers.
Thanks again to all of you who gave. I’m making *sparkly eyes* at you.