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 (1720 Posts)

Craig McClain is the Assistant Director of Science for the National Evolutionary Synthesis Center, created to facilitate research to address fundamental questions in evolutionary science. He has conducted deep-sea research for 11 years and published over 40 papers in the area. He has participated in dozens of expeditions taking him to the Antarctic and the most remote regions of the Pacific and Atlantic. Craig’s research focuses mainly on marine systems and particularly the biology of body size, biodiversity, and energy flow. He focuses often on deep-sea systems as a natural test of the consequences of energy limitation on biological systems. He is the author and chief editor of Deep-Sea News, a popular deep-sea themed blog, rated the number one ocean blog on the web and winner of numerous awards. Craig’s popular writing has been featured in Cosmos, Science Illustrated, American Scientist, Wired, Mental Floss, and the Open Lab: The Best Science Writing on the Web.

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