The Sciences

Donors Choose 2011 Challenge - Let Them Build Volcanoes!

Rocky Planet iconRocky PlanetBy Erik KlemettiOct 15, 2011 9:54 PM


Sign up for our email newsletter for the latest science news

October turned out to be busier than anticipated, so I almost let this slip through the cracks, but Donors Choose 2011 is going on right now. Donors Choose is an organization that allows people to donate directly to classrooms in need to help support science, maths, the arts and much more. Being a volcano blog, I, of course, was interested in anyone who might want to learn about volcanoes in the classroom. I lucked out and found that Ms. McKay's class in Kent, WA - in the shadow on Mt. Rainier - was looking for donors to help her middle school students in a high poverty school build their own volcanoes (which, according to Ms. McKay resemble Kverkfjoll or Mayon). Donors Choose runs until October 22 - a week from today - and Ms. McKay's "Volcano Buddies" has $210 to go to fully fund this project. If you have the means, please head over to my Donors Choose page and donate whatever you are comfortable to help kids learn about volcanoes. Thanks! UPDATE 6:40 PM EDT on October 16: In less than 24 hours, you donated all the money Ms. McKay needed for the project. Thanks to everyone who donated - Eruptions readers are the best there are!

1 free article left
Want More? Get unlimited access for as low as $1.99/month

Already a subscriber?

Register or Log In

1 free articleSubscribe
Magazine Examples
Want more?

Keep reading for as low as $1.99!


Already a subscriber?

Register or Log In

More From Discover
Recommendations From Our Store
Shop Now
Stay Curious
Our List

Sign up for our weekly science updates.

To The Magazine

Save up to 70% off the cover price when you subscribe to Discover magazine.

Copyright © 2021 Kalmbach Media Co.