A DonorsChoose Teacher Speaks Out

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Already, dear readers, you are making a difference. For example, a few days ago, a classroom in North Carolina learned that they will be able to learn how to identify wild birds because you donated enough for them to fulfill their funding request. Thank you!
Of course, I will be sharing all updates with you that they send during the upcoming school year.

Dear GrrlScientist,
Thank you so much for funding my request for binoculars. Your gift was especially thoughtful. Since I first posted my proposal, our after school Explorers Club has grown from 30 to 85 children in grades K-5! Thanks to your generous donation, we now have enough binoculars for each small group of children to have a pair of binoculars to share. The students are becoming very familiar with the field guides and they get excited when they actually identify a bird with the book. These binoculars will also be great as the weather turns cold. Bird feeders and bird baths are located near the windows and students can bird watch from inside when the weather is bad. Our next Explorers Club meeting is Oct.6 and I know the children will be amazed to learn that a generous person provided them with binoculars to use in their outdoor “adventures.” Thank you again from the bottom of my heart! Tina

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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 Speaks Out

  1. Tabor says:

    I tend to think of you as my distant blog daughter and I cannot tell you how proud I am of your ideas, creativity, efforts, etc. You have taken a personal passion, some lemons from a challenging life, and made a really good Limoncello. Bless you dear girl!

  2. aw, thanks tabor. you’re so sweet to me. but i have to point out that my READERS are the ones who are doing these good works, not me (i am still trying to figure out how to keep my rent paid, especially now that unemployment has jumped dramatically). i am merely drawing my readers’ attention to the needs of a small number of classrooms throughout the nation, and showing them that they can make a difference in the lives of kids who have very little, except teachers who care about them.