Ocean Bloggers Ocean in the Classroom Challenge!

DSN is teaming up with Southern Fried Science, Blogfish, Oyster’s Garter, Echinoblog, Cephalopodcast, Drop In, The New Blue, The Right Blue, Natural Patriot, and of course Malaria, Bedbugs, Sealice, and Sunsets to sponsor ocean science in K-12 classrooms.  We are doing this through a Donor’s Choose, a charity that allow individuals to directly fund creative projects proposed by the teachers themselves.  Overall we have a great lineup of ocean themed projects (click on the banner above to find out more).  In the next week we will be featuring all these projects in posts. We are calling upon all our readers to donate.  Donate $10-20 and in we will quickly meet our challenge goal.

Keep in mind that we will be holding DSN hostage until we meet our goal so expect continued harassment encouragement to donate!

If you have a blog and are interested joining your fellow salty blogger in promoting these projects then drop us a line.

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 (http://deepseanews.com/), 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 (http://www.scienceofthesouth.com/), connects cultural icons of South such as pecan pie with the science behind them.

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