The 2016 DIY Science Zone Fundraiser
It’s that time of the year again. We’re less than two months away from October, which means that we’re less than two months away from GeekGirlCon 2016. But do you know what that also means? We’re ready to launch our Fundraiser for the DIY Science Zone!
The DIY Science Zone
What is the DIY Science Zone, you ask? Well, it’s definitely not your typical convention event. For the fourth consecutive year, scientists and science educators alike will bring tons of hands-on activities and science experiments to do with our attendees, ready to chat about their professions and help you learn something new.
The DIY Science Zone is child friendly, but don’t let that stop you from joining in on the fun. Whether you’re young, old, or celebrating your tenth 25th birthday, anyone can participate in these events.
To make all of this possible, we need your help. In order to put together a great DIY Science Zone this year, we’ll need to raise $6,000. The donated funds will go towards obtaining the necessary supplies and needed equipment for experiments to accommodate large crowds, plus helping our team of science superheros with their travel expenses as they venture to the con.
If you’re interested in donating, you’ll need to fill out this form. After completion, you will be automatically directed to the PayPal donation page. No amount is too small, either! Want to chip in this today’s morning frapp money, this week’s comic book budget, or perhaps your monthly Netflix bill? Every dollar helps!
All unused funds will rollover to fund next year’s DIY Science Zone.
GeekGirlCon is a 501(c)(3) organization and donations may be tax deductible.
Acts Of Whimsy
For a little extra incentive, every time we meet a fundraiser milestone our Science Team will do something pretty whacky to thank our donors for their fabulous generosity. They like to calls those shenanigans Acts of Whimsy, and what’s better than watching a bunch of scientists do something silly?
If you want to read about some of the kooky things the team did as Acts of Whimsy in previous years, our DIY Science Zone Project Manager, Raychelle, has recapped the shenanigans on her own blog.
To kick the fundraiser off, when we reach the first $250 Raychelle will wear a squid hat all day to work!
Make sure to keep an eye out, because the rest of this year’s Acts of Whimsy are coming soon.
We’ve got a great list of scientists and science educators that will be working in the Zone this year, including thus far:
- Dr. Danielle Lee (@DNLee5)
- Dr. Nicole Gugliucci (@NoisyAstronomer)
- Dr. Gwen Pearson (@bug_gwen)
- Summer Ash (@Summer_Ash)
- Dr. Matthew Frances (@DrMRFrancis)
- Jason Thibeault (@lousycanuck)
- Rachel Pendergrass (@sharkespearean)
- The Pacific Science Center
- …and more exciting sciency folks!
If you want to learn more about the DIY Science Zone before GeekGirlCon is held in October, we’ve got some great posts about the Zone from the years past: