Blueprint Earth is creating
Exciting Science

Reinventing the way we science, one environment at a time.

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Milestone Goals
Exclusive First Access to our Mission Mojave Database
$250 per month
Do you have a hunger for being first? Well, you're in luck! We'll send all of our patrons a preview Google Earth KMZ file of our dataset. You'll be able to see exactly where we're working and what we're doing, and it even has pictures! We'll be releasing all of this data to the public eventually, but you'll get the first look at how our work is coming along.
Mineral and Plant Identification App release!
$500 per month
We've created a simple, elegant app that anyone can use to do science anywhere you can take a phone. You'll be able to easily follow the steps that scientists use to identify parts of the world around them. We'll give all of our science-loving patrons free access to download the app!
Video Field Trip to the Portuguese Bend Landslide/Palos Verdes Peninsula
$1,000 per month
We'll take you on a fantastic virtual field trip with us! Students and armchair scientists around the world will be able to enjoy this video online or download it for later use. The Palos Verdes Peninsula in California is home to active landslides, and we'll explore the geology, oceanography, and biology of this unique, beautiful place. Our scientists will take you on an adventure into the environment and give you tons of fun facts, too.
Video Field Trip to a Place of Our Patrons' Choosing (Within the Continental US)
$3,000 per month
We'll take nominations for a field trip location within the Continental United States. We'll have a patron-exclusive poll to determine the final location. After that, we'll do another video field trip. Think big! We can do places like the Grand Canyon, Mt. St. Helens, the Everglades, etc. Anywhere you think might be valuable for students and the public to learn about, we'll go.
Scientists for a Day - Blueprint Earth in the Classroom
$7,000 per month
The Blueprint Earth crew will visit a traditionally under-served school and teach about environmental science. Our scientists will visit the classroom for exciting talks, simple interactive experiments, and (if the school and parents agree) we'll take the kids out to catalog a local environment for a day. They'll experience hands-on scientific research, learn about the environment, and meet awesome role models in the science world in person! We'll also record the whole experience for other classrooms to use free of charge.
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About

Blueprint Earth is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit dedicated to cataloging small portions of the Earth's environments to generate big picture knowledge. Our goal is to understand our environments as fully as possible. To that end, we are cataloging environments one square kilometer at a time. Our teams are working to preserve and enhance knowledge of our planet in these times of rapid change. We're working with scientists, students, educators, and engineers to make this vital information accessible to everyone.

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California, USA

Blueprint Earth is Supporting

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Why should I give Blueprint Earth my money?
You should donate to Blueprint Earth because you've wondered at the beauty of our planet. If you've gazed in awe at majestic mountains, gasped at the tremendous power of an erupting volcano, or stopped to inhale the fragrance of spring's finest flowers, then we're the nonprofit for you. Your donations will go directly to fund our scientific research, and our first work area is in California's Mojave Desert. All of the data we collect about our area's animals, plants, rocks, water, and atmosphere will available to anyone who's interested. That means that everyone from PhD-level scientists down to elementary school kids will be able to see what we're doing, and how each part of the environment plays an essential role in creating life. Also, your donations are fully tax-deductible!


$5 per month will get you this awesome sticker.

Why does Blueprint Earth need my help?
The knowledge we gain from cataloging the Earth's environments is not something we can get any other way, and it's critical that we obtain it as soon as we can. Our first crowdfunding campaign last year allowed us to collect 2% of the geology and biology data for our area, and 14% of the hydrology and atmospheric info that we need. With your help, the next year will see us finish our cataloging efforts, unveil new materials and activities that teachers can use to get students excited (ok, thrilled) about science, and start understanding how every single piece of the desert is connected.

$25 per month gets you this rockin' t-shirt.

How is Blueprint Earth different?
We know that it seems like someone would already be doing this, but the amount of separation between different science fields is often very far. At Blueprint Earth, we're changing that. Microbiologists and meteorologists are working with botanists and vertebrate biologists, and we're setting the stage for some truly incredible discoveries. When we have an understanding of this part of the desert, we're going to kick it up to an even higher level. We're going to rebuild the desert inside of a warehouse, and we're going to see if we understand the puzzle well enough to put it back together. Once we've done that, then it's on to the tundra, the prairie, the swamps, the rainforests, and more. You can make that happen. You can help us assemble the most electrifying library of information about our world that has ever existed. You can help us build our planet, for today, for tomorrow, and for generations to come.
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