Forrest Valkai

is creating a better world through science education.

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Seed Sewer

$3
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  • I will add your name to the supporter wall on my website. From time to time I will grab a cup of tea (probably using your $3) and sip it slowly while looking fondly upon that wall and being thankful for all of the dueterostomes who support me.
  • You will also gain access to my Patreon feed which I will probably post things on occasionally. It might be behind the scenes stuff, it might be early access to new content, it might be a picture of a frog I found, it might be nothing.
    Whatever it is, though, you'll be among the only people in the world to see it.
  • Finally, you will gain access to the Valkai Labs Discord Server so you can chat with and get to know other patrons.
Includes Discord benefits
  • Access to Patreon Feed
  • Your Name on my Supporter Wall
  • Access to Valkai Labs Discord Server

Star-Bellied Sneech

$10
per month
  • Your name goes in the top section of my supporter wall. Maybe in bigger lettering. Maybe a nice color too. Also, every now and then, I'll stare at that section of my supporter wall and think about you.
    A lot.
    Intensely.
Includes Discord benefits
  • Fancy Spot on the Supporter Wall
  • Access to Patreon Feed
  • Your Name on my Supporter Wall
  • Access to Valkai Labs Discord Server

BFF

$20
per month
  • You gain access to exclusive monthly VIP live streams with other people on this or higher tiers. These streams will be held the first Saturday of every month at 7pm CST on Zoom.
    Every month, just before the stream begins, I will send out a private link through the Patreon feed. ONLY PEOPLE IN THE BFF TIER OR HIGHER WILL BE ABLE TO SEE THIS LINK.
    During these streams we might have a science Q&A (like Science Sundays, but with a MUCH higher chance of having your questions answered do the small size), play JackBox games, go on a nature hike, or just hang out for a bit. I still may try to do these things for the general public every now and then, but for you it will be smaller, private, and super special.
  • PLUS the benefits of all lower tiers.
Includes Discord benefits
  • Exclusive VIP Livestreams
  • Fancy Spot on the Supporter Wall
  • Access to Patreon Feed
  • Your Name on my Supporter Wall
  • Access to Valkai Labs Discord Server

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About Forrest Valkai

Hi there! I'm Forrest. I'm a scientist, an educator, an activist, and a youth speaker. I make science videos on the internet and speak at high schools, libraries, and colleges to teach people of all ages In all of my lessons and online content, I strive to I combine mind-blowing science lessons, exciting demonstrations, and life-changing motivational messages to make an impact on my audience and to teach people to love both science and themselves.

I pride myself on delivering science lessons that are truly thought-provoking, speeches that are uniquely inspiring, and performances that are just plain awesome. To date, the majority of my work has been free and publicly available. I'd like to keep it that way. Now, I'm asking for your help to spread my message further so that I can educate and inspire my way into building a better world.

There are just two big problems holding me back:
1. I live in Oklahoma, which is known for being unkind to teachers, scientists, secular folks, and basically everything else that I am. It's been tough getting started here.
2. I periodically need to eat food. I've tried avoiding it and it just doesn't work out for me.

I would like to dedicate more of my time to teaching people about this beautifully strange universe we live in, fostering hope and a sense of humanity, stamping out bias and ignorance, and building a global community. I would also like to offer more free shows to local schools in need and to record more cool videos for people to share. For any of that to happen, however, you and I will need to work together.

Here's how easy it is for you to help out.
Step 1: You give me money.
Step 2: I give you cool perks.
Step 3: I work incredibly hard writing exciting programs, buying supplies, shooting and editing videos, marketing and promoting my message, and speaking to crowds of kids.
Step 4: I use the rest of the money you gave me to live.

See that? Four easy steps and you only have to do one of them!

I would do what I do for free if I could (and I have done so for a long time). I genuinely believe in my message and I want more people to hear it. Your financial support would afford me the freedom to focus on my dream and reach more people. For this reason, I'm asking you to please consider becoming a patron. If you do, you'll be improving my life and helping me improve the lives of people all over the world.

Thank you for taking the time to read all this. Even if you can't afford to support me financially, I sincerely appreciate you being here and believing in my work. Have an awesome day and never stop learning!

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