For the next 24 hours fund matching

Lots of excitement in the last 24 hours.  Christopher gave $100, Kate gave $54,  and Dana gave $100.  Thanks also go to Peter, Erin, Sarah, and Michael for sizable donations.  But we still have a ways to go.

Eric Heupel as agreed to match dollar for dollar for the next $50 dollars.  That is a two for one special people!  So go make your donation count double.  The Nemo in the Classroom project is just $39 away from funding. Stay tuned because more announcements are soon.  Click on the Donor’s Choose banner on the right to get the donation process going.

UPDATE:  Brian from SandShack has put forth an additional challenge.  He and SandShack will match $70 dollar for dollar.  So the next $120, thanks to Brian and Eric, will be matched.  Keep in mind these are challenges to you and you have the opportunity to make your donation count double.

UPDATE: Thanks to Steve and Jason for donating and meeting Eric’s challenge!  That is $100 raised for the students!

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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.

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  2. I finally remembered to post about this over at Squid A Day. And I am bribing people with comics. Hope it drums up some more participation! Thanks again for the awesome idea.

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