The ScienceBlogs 2008 Challenge was a huge success! The ScienceBloggers, together wtih matching funds from Seed Media Group raised more than $38,000 from more than 273 donors during the month of October, reaching over 15,000 students in public school classrooms! We hope to make even more of an impact this year as part of the 2009 Social Media Challenge. And to thank you for your generosity, we're giving away prizes to our readers who send us their DonorsChoose.org receipts. Forward your confirmation email to scienceblogs (at) gmail (dot) com and you will automatically be entered in a weekly drawing to win a bag of swag, including Seed custom moleskin notebooks and tote bags and ScienceBlogs mugs and USB drives.
About ScienceBlogs' Participation
The bloggers and readers at ScienceBlogs are engaged in the internet's largest conversation about science. It's a conversation we think everyone should be interested in.
Public interest in science is high, but public understanding of science is still a work in progress. Helping teachers to build scientific literacy, engagement, and excitement among their students is one way to cultivate a public that can hold its own in the conversation and that wants to be a part of it.
We believe that increasing science literacy is a pre-condition for progress in the 21st century. The classroom is a good place to start.