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The Sciences

Donor's Choose 2011

Cosmic VarianceBy Risa WechslerOctober 20, 2011 11:57 PM


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So, it's an annual tradition here at Cosmic Variance to participate in the Science Blogger's Donor's Choose event.


Donor's Choose is an awesome non-profit that allows public school teachers to post their needs for educational materials for their students, and allows donors to choose which projects get funding. This year, like the last three years, science bloggers are participating A list of projects we suggest is here: Cosmic Variance Donor's Choose Page I've chosen a list of physics and astronomy focused projects in low income school districts -- chip in a few bucks (you can donate as little as $5 or as much as you like!), and make a difference inspiring the next generation of scientists! Last year 26 of you donated more than $3500, which directly impacted 1,485 students (super impressively, the year before we managed to raise $12,000!) This is our 4th year of participating, but I was woefully slow putting this post up and getting the ball starting. I hope you dear readers will pick up the slack anyways, and give generously to these awesome projects. Luckily, between now and midnight on Saturday, there is a special bonus: the Donor's Choose Board of Directors is matching all donations with a gift card that you can use to support any project of your choosing, so your money will go double in the next few days. Let's see if we can beat last year's numbers in the next 3 days, and help some students get the tools they need to learn science!

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