A DonorsChoose Teacher Responds

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Already, dear readers, you are making a difference. For example, today, a classroom in North Carolina learned that they will be able to study a variety of microscopic life using prepared slides that you purchased for them. Thank you!
Of course, I will be sharing all updates with you that they send during the upcoming school year.

Dear Grrlscientist,
More Than Meets the Eye,” funded in your honor by ANONYMOUS, is now becoming a reality for the students of Mrs. M, with the help of a Double Your Impact grant from Duke Energy. You can expect feedback on this proposal by 02/08/2009. In the meantime, Mrs. M wrote you this note:

Dear GrrlScientist,
THANKS SOOOOOOOOOO much!!! As soon as I got the e-mail confirming that the project was funded I read it to my students. The students are so excited about seeing all of the micro-organisms/slides you are providing us with. Your willingness to help the students means more than you will ever know! They can’t wait to use the materials in class. People like you make learning fun!!! Iris

Sincerely,
The DonorsChoose.org Team

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About GrrlScientist

grrlscientist is the pseudonym of an evolutionary biologist and ornithologist who writes about evolution, ethology, and ecology, especially in birds. After earning a degree in microbiology (thesis focus: virology) and working at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle, she earned her PhD in zoology from the University of Washington in Seattle, where she studied the molecular correlates of testosterone and behaviour in white-crowned sparrows. She then worked a Chapman Postdoctoral Fellow at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City, where she studied the speciation and distribution of lories and other parrots throughout the South Pacific Islands. A discarded scientist, she returned to her roots: writing. Formerly hosted by The Guardian (UK), she now writes about science for Forbes and for the non-profit think tank, the Evolution Institute and she writes podcasts for BirdNote Radio. An avid lifelong birder and aviculturist, she lives with a flock of songbirds and parrots somewhere in Germany.
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0 Responses to A DonorsChoose Teacher Responds

  1. The Ridger says:

    Hey, the Donors Choose people got me to put up a Challenge page myself this year. I can’t compete with SB, of course, but it really is a great cause.