Skype a Scientist is creating a connection between classrooms and scientists around the world!
64

patrons

$260
per month
THANK YOU for visiting our Patreon page! We have found a way to make Skype a Scientist a lean, mean, science communication machine, but to grow beyond where we are, we need your support!

Skype a scientist has reached over 7000 classrooms
We've recruited over 2500 scientists
We are in 40 countries, and every US state.

Skype a scientist is a huge venture that takes time, server space, and serious organizational acrobatics from both e-mail answering machine/squid scientist Sarah McAnulty and the matching program written by talented and unpaid bioinformatician David Jenkins. We also need to pay for web hosting for our matching confirmation program, among other small things. One of our goals is to increase advertising to places that we think our program will do the most good- in rural and underserved areas. 

This initiative has gone farther than we ever thought possible in January 2017, and we want to keep the momentum going! Please help us by becoming a patron <3
Tiers
Every little bit helps
$1 or more per month 25 patrons
I get it, you're on a budget- so am I!  But every little bit helps people, so even $1/month can help support this program. 
SciComm Squidlets
$5 or more per month 21 patrons
You will have the undying appreciation of Sarah McAnulty and knowledge that you're helping facilitate a program that gets scientists to places scientists rarely go (and some places they often do).
Giant Pacific Octopus
$10 or more per month 9 patrons
Undying appreciation as above, AND once a month I will post a funny or interesting question that has been asked during a Skype a Scientist session. You will have access to those premium videos  😎
Awesome Architeuthis
$20 or more per month 3 of 10 patrons
Undying appreciation, access to videos, AND once every 3 months at this tier I will mail you a postcard with a squid fact. 
Communication Colossal Squid
$50 or more per month 0 of 5 patrons
There is no larger cephalopod than the colossal squid. Likewise, there is no greater reward than this tier. With this tier you get a PERSONAL skype session with a scientist that works on something of your choosing. You've always wanted to know about bees? We gotchu. Wanted to know about squid? Well obviously, you'll be talking to me, Sarah McAnulty. Always wanted to know about termites? No problem, we can get you that. 
Goals
$260 of $500 per month
Skype a Scientist has done a phenomenal job at calling scientists around the world to sign up to chat with classrooms all over the world, but we currently have an excess of scientists! We want to reach classrooms from rural and under-represented areas. Facebook, twitter, reddit, instagram, and tumblr have been incredibly useful for getting the word out for free, and have yielded over 7000 classroom signups, but we think we can do better. We want to reach classrooms by mailing brochures to schools to get the word out with pockets of the country that have not yet heard about this program. We want to hit 500 schools! Printing a brochure costs 44 cents, and a stamp costs 49 so with 500 dollars we should be able to send out approximately 500 brochures! 
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THANK YOU for visiting our Patreon page! We have found a way to make Skype a Scientist a lean, mean, science communication machine, but to grow beyond where we are, we need your support!

Skype a scientist has reached over 7000 classrooms
We've recruited over 2500 scientists
We are in 40 countries, and every US state.

Skype a scientist is a huge venture that takes time, server space, and serious organizational acrobatics from both e-mail answering machine/squid scientist Sarah McAnulty and the matching program written by talented and unpaid bioinformatician David Jenkins. We also need to pay for web hosting for our matching confirmation program, among other small things. One of our goals is to increase advertising to places that we think our program will do the most good- in rural and underserved areas. 

This initiative has gone farther than we ever thought possible in January 2017, and we want to keep the momentum going! Please help us by becoming a patron <3

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Tiers
Every little bit helps
$1 or more per month 25 patrons
I get it, you're on a budget- so am I!  But every little bit helps people, so even $1/month can help support this program. 
SciComm Squidlets
$5 or more per month 21 patrons
You will have the undying appreciation of Sarah McAnulty and knowledge that you're helping facilitate a program that gets scientists to places scientists rarely go (and some places they often do).
Giant Pacific Octopus
$10 or more per month 9 patrons
Undying appreciation as above, AND once a month I will post a funny or interesting question that has been asked during a Skype a Scientist session. You will have access to those premium videos  😎
Awesome Architeuthis
$20 or more per month 3 of 10 patrons
Undying appreciation, access to videos, AND once every 3 months at this tier I will mail you a postcard with a squid fact. 
Communication Colossal Squid
$50 or more per month 0 of 5 patrons
There is no larger cephalopod than the colossal squid. Likewise, there is no greater reward than this tier. With this tier you get a PERSONAL skype session with a scientist that works on something of your choosing. You've always wanted to know about bees? We gotchu. Wanted to know about squid? Well obviously, you'll be talking to me, Sarah McAnulty. Always wanted to know about termites? No problem, we can get you that.