Thank You for Caring About Ocean Education!

Ocean bloggers and readers are amazing! We managed to raise over $4600 for classrooms all around the country, impacted 980 students immediately, but most of these projects had materials that will be used for future classes. Thus, your impact will go much much further. Give yourselves round of applause!

As you know HP challenged us to raise over $2000 and we succeeded. Specal thanks go out to the readers of Southern Fried of Science, who made several key 11th hour donations that helped us reach our goals. HP owned up their word and donated another $2200 to Oceans in the Classroom. If you made a donation during the challenge, you should have received or will receive a gift code to use on Donor’s Choose projects. Craig and I added a few more initiatives and we hope you go to Oceans in the Classroom and fund some of the great classroom ocean learning projects.

We will be keeping the widget up and encouraging donation year-round. Education is very important to all the ocean bloggers out there and obviously it is very important to you, the readers! We encourage every ocean blogger out there to put this widget up on the blog and poke their readers to donate every now and then. This isn’t about us, its about our community helping out in one the most important ways possible., through helping cash-strapped schools and inspiring our youth.

Kevin Zelnio (886 Posts)





4 comments on “Thank You for Caring About Ocean Education!
  1. I got mine today and cashed it in, along with a gift code from Plastic Jungle. Thanks HP, DSN, and SoFriSci. You guys inspired me to start a Giving Page for the holidays.

    BTW, if you have unused gift cards, http://www.plasticjungle.com turns them into Donor’s Choose coupons. Check it out.

  2. This is great! Thanks Peter for the suggestion to donate gift cards. I am going to look into it! Can you tell me more about donating gift cards and how do I sign up nonprofits?

  3. For more opportunities to get some seawater into those classrooms teachers should check out http://joidesresolution.org/. The JR is currently off the coast of New Zealand looking at sea level changes over the past few million years. Coring for ocean sediment can be fun too (especially when there are whales off the port side!)

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