Prizes to Donors

So after the first day we already at 5% of our total amount in 2007 DSN Education Fundapalooza. It’s a great start but we have a long way to go. For the highest donor and the random donor, there will be prizes! You will get your choice of some Monterey Bay Aquarium swag or a vial of mud from the ocean floor at 3500m with a framed map and certificate of authenticity. It is for a great cause so reach into your wallet pull out that credit card and give! Just $10 from all our visitors would put us well on our way.

Click on the thermometer to the left to head on to the Fundapalooza challenge!

Dr. M (1729 Posts)

Craig McClain is the Assistant Director of Science for the National Evolutionary Synthesis Center, a National Science Foundation supported initiative. He has conducted deep-sea research for 20 years and published over 50 papers in the area. He has participated in and led dozens of oceanographic expeditions taken him to the Antarctic and the most remote regions of the Pacific and Atlantic. Craig’s research focuses on how energy drives the biology of marine invertebrates from individuals to ecosystems, specifically, seeking to uncover how organisms are adapted to different levels of carbon availability, i.e. food, and how this determines the kinds and number of species in different parts of the oceans. Craig’s research has been featured on National Public Radio, Discovery Channel, Fox News, National Geographic and ABC News. In addition to his scientific research, Craig also advocates the need for scientists to connect with the public and is the founder and chief editor of the acclaimed Deep-Sea News (, a popular ocean-themed blog that has won numerous awards. His writing has been featured in Cosmos, Science Illustrated, American Scientist, Wired, Mental Floss, and the Open Lab: The Best Science Writing on the Web. His forthcoming book, Science of the South (, connects cultural icons of South such as pecan pie with the science behind them.

One comment on “Prizes to Donors
  1. Great idea! Tell me, are you offering a large vial or a small vial of the deep-sea mud? Is it enough for a facial?

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