Why Haven’t You Donated?

Hey you!  Yeah you sitting there staring at your computer screen.  You haven’t donated to the DSN Donor’s Choose Challenge have you? I know the answer is no.  Like me you got busy.  You never seem to have your wallet with credit card near.  Maybe you spent that extra cash on pumpkin beers.  Hey I’m not judging.  I was there.  Well now is your chance.  And you should be excited because we have some great projects lined up to teach children about the oceans.  All these need is a little $$$$ from you.  Heck just donate $ instead of $$$$ because it all helps.

We also have some great gifts to give away this year!  I will choose random people who give to our challenge to send a gift to.  What is there to get?

Well one is the the great new Zooborns book, The Next Generation.  It’s not even out yet but we got an advanced copy.  The critters in there are even cuter than before and you can’t even make it halfway through the book with saying “aaaahhhh”.  Plus with all those great photographs of the cutest the animal kingdom has to offer you get some great science.

I also have copies of Carl Safina’s The View From Lazy Point, David Helvarg’s 50 Ways to Save the Ocean, Ellen Prager’s Chasing Science at Seaand Chris Mooney’s Storm World.

Some great books here.  All you have to do is give!

Dr. M (1730 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.