Donors Choose Challenge: Support Biology Education!

Oct 08 2010 Published by under Education

The Science Bloggers for Students challenge is a friendly competition between science blogs and science blogging networks to see who can raise the most money through to help out low-income public school classrooms.  The contest officially starts on Sunday, October 10th and runs through November 11th, but you can give any time.

If you'd like to donate, please visit Everyday Biology's Basic Biology in the Classroom Page.  I've selected a bunch of projects that will provide students in high poverty schools learn basic biology, with an emphasis on hands-on learning tools like microscopes, bug kits, gardening supplies, and specimens for dissection.

You can donate as little as $1 to a project, and you can choose whether you want to support a single project or several.  Once a project you've donated to is fully funded,  you'll get to see how your tax-deductible donation was spent:

After the materials have been received by the classroom and the project implemented, donors will soon receive email notifications about digital photos being posted, as well as the teacher impact letter.

Finally, donors who gave $100 or more to the project and/or the donor who completed the project will receive hand-written thank you notes from the students supported.

As a bonus, HP has agreed to match all the donations that are part of the “Science Bloggers for Students” challenge up to $50,000, meaning your donation can go twice as far!

Feel free to grab the "Everyday Biology's Basic Biology in the Classroom" banner for your own site or pass on the donor page link.

You can follow the fundraising of all the Scientopia bloggers, and check out the projects on their Giving Pages too.

No matter which blogger raises the most money, students win!

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