Kate Tectonics is creating Earth Science Videos
75

patrons

$251
per episode

What is Kate Tectonics?

We make cinematic educational videos about geology and other geosciences in the beautiful mountain trails of Montana. Making environmental science cool, interesting, and accessible for everyone is our goal, while maybe getting you to go outside and gain a little more appreciation for the outdoors and the resources the Earth has to offer, too.

Produced by Synema Studios and directed by Michael Aranda who’s worked on SciShow, Crash Course, and The Brain Scoop. Hosted by Katelyn Salem, who is the proud owner of a degree in geosciences from The University of Montana. Combining an amazing director and cinematographer, a charming host, some interesting knowledge about the Earth, and the breathtaking landscapes of Montana, we’ve got the makings for something you don’t want to miss!

Our first episode will be released on October 23rd!

What does my support do?

Your support helps make sure we can continue to produce beautiful educational videos about the Earth. You’ll help our entire crew to continue spending time and putting amazing work into the series, because without them it would never be able to come to light. Aside from making sure the editor can continue to edit and the writer can continue to write, your support will also allow us to travel to more breathtaking locations and invest in cool equipment for more interesting ways to look at rocks and the Earth. There are dozens of places just in Montana that we’d love to show you!

How can I support?

We have several digital rewards at different tiers that you can choose from with your monthly subscription. If you’re really passionate about our content and want to see us be able to travel to more locations and cover more cool topics, the higher subscription tiers get you special perks plus all of the perks from the tiers below them for being so awesome. If you only want to subscribe to a smaller tier, you can still get some awesome rewards for doing so; $1 makes all difference. Even if you can’t support financially, just viewing and sharing our content can be amazingly powerful. We thank you for just visiting our Patreon page and thank you so much for any further support you can give!

How pledging works:
Pledging is from month to month and you can cancel or change your pledge at any time. Patreon will charge you on the 1st of every month. So, if you start your pledge on the 23rd of the month, you won't actually be charged until the 1st of the next month. For this reason, we will send out most tier rewards towards the end of the month in case there are any problems with payments to give people time to fix them.
Say, you want to pledge $23 a month. You then have the option to choose any single tier with the perk that you want that is up to $23. Since the highest tier up to $23 is the $15 "Geology Club Treasurer", you can pick that tier or any of the ones below it. Most tiers include all of the rewards from the tiers below it, but if for some reason you want to choose the $10 instead of the $15 tier, you can do that! Or if you don't want any reward, you can do that too!
Some tiers are limited to a certain amount of Patrons, like the $25 Signed Script tier, that way we aren't overrun with scripts to print out and mail. We will try to raise adjust the limits to what we think we can handle, but if the limit is full you can still choose to pledge $25 or above, you'll just need to pick a different tier. 
Most tiers include all of the perks from the tiers below it EXCEPT for a few. They include: The $50 "Geology Club Vice President" tier and the $100 "Geology Club President" tier. These tiers do not include a special thanks in the video description since you get the better perk of a verbal thanks in the video already! And the $100 tier also doesn't include you being called a "Vice President" as a thanks in the video since you're a "President"!
Tiers
Geology Club Member
$1 or more per episode 38 patrons
Your support makes all the difference! Welcome to the Geology Club, fellow scientist.
  • Monthly livestream
Geology Club Frequent Member
$3 or more per episode 14 patrons
You’re not only a member, but you put in the effort to show up every single week.
 
  • $1 Tier Perks

 PLUS 

  • Behind the scenes pictures and videos via Instagram
Geology Club Smart Kid
$5 or more per episode 16 patrons
A hardworking, smart student deserves a little something extra.
  • $3 Tier Perks

PLUS

  • Patreon early access and exclusive content (digital and physical merch and photos)
  • Entry for rock drawing
Geology Club Committee Member
$10 or more per episode 3 patrons
Being part of a committee means you should get to comment on and see the process of things, right?


  • $5 Tier Perks

PLUS

  • Behind the scenes livestreams (Twitter, Patreon Crowdcast...)
Geology Club Treasurer
$15 or more per episode 4 of 60 patrons
We'd like to especially thank you for all of your support!
  • $10 Tier Perks

PLUS

  •  Special thanks in a video description


NOTE: We will thank you as your Patreon display name unless you send us a message to use a different name. Please, no company names!

Geology Club Historian
$20 or more per episode 0 of 25 patrons
As the historian, you should know how the actions played out on screen and see what changed from the original script to what was actually used.
  • $15 Tier Perks

PLUS

  •  Signed script with each new video
Geology Club Secretary
$30 or more per episode 1 of 10 patrons
Let’s face it, secretaries basically run the show. The Geology Club wouldn’t know what to do without you.


  • $20 Tier Perks ( Except thanks in the description)

PLUS

  • Special thanks in a video endscreen credits


NOTE: We will thank you as your Patreon display name unless you send us a message to use a different name. Please, no company names! 

Geology Club President
$100 or more per episode 0 of 10 patrons
 We have no idea how you do what you do. You lead everyone else in the Geology Club through the trails to the best outcrop no matter what.


We don’t really even know how to reward you for your generosity. Send us some questions, we’ll be sure to answer them right away. Give us an idea for something you’d like to see and we’ll add it to our plans for the future. Send us a message about something and we'll be sure to do what we can.


 

  • $30 Tier Perks

PLUS

  • Special treatment

What is Kate Tectonics?

We make cinematic educational videos about geology and other geosciences in the beautiful mountain trails of Montana. Making environmental science cool, interesting, and accessible for everyone is our goal, while maybe getting you to go outside and gain a little more appreciation for the outdoors and the resources the Earth has to offer, too.

Produced by Synema Studios and directed by Michael Aranda who’s worked on SciShow, Crash Course, and The Brain Scoop. Hosted by Katelyn Salem, who is the proud owner of a degree in geosciences from The University of Montana. Combining an amazing director and cinematographer, a charming host, some interesting knowledge about the Earth, and the breathtaking landscapes of Montana, we’ve got the makings for something you don’t want to miss!

Our first episode will be released on October 23rd!

What does my support do?

Your support helps make sure we can continue to produce beautiful educational videos about the Earth. You’ll help our entire crew to continue spending time and putting amazing work into the series, because without them it would never be able to come to light. Aside from making sure the editor can continue to edit and the writer can continue to write, your support will also allow us to travel to more breathtaking locations and invest in cool equipment for more interesting ways to look at rocks and the Earth. There are dozens of places just in Montana that we’d love to show you!

How can I support?

We have several digital rewards at different tiers that you can choose from with your monthly subscription. If you’re really passionate about our content and want to see us be able to travel to more locations and cover more cool topics, the higher subscription tiers get you special perks plus all of the perks from the tiers below them for being so awesome. If you only want to subscribe to a smaller tier, you can still get some awesome rewards for doing so; $1 makes all difference. Even if you can’t support financially, just viewing and sharing our content can be amazingly powerful. We thank you for just visiting our Patreon page and thank you so much for any further support you can give!

How pledging works:
Pledging is from month to month and you can cancel or change your pledge at any time. Patreon will charge you on the 1st of every month. So, if you start your pledge on the 23rd of the month, you won't actually be charged until the 1st of the next month. For this reason, we will send out most tier rewards towards the end of the month in case there are any problems with payments to give people time to fix them.
Say, you want to pledge $23 a month. You then have the option to choose any single tier with the perk that you want that is up to $23. Since the highest tier up to $23 is the $15 "Geology Club Treasurer", you can pick that tier or any of the ones below it. Most tiers include all of the rewards from the tiers below it, but if for some reason you want to choose the $10 instead of the $15 tier, you can do that! Or if you don't want any reward, you can do that too!
Some tiers are limited to a certain amount of Patrons, like the $25 Signed Script tier, that way we aren't overrun with scripts to print out and mail. We will try to raise adjust the limits to what we think we can handle, but if the limit is full you can still choose to pledge $25 or above, you'll just need to pick a different tier. 
Most tiers include all of the perks from the tiers below it EXCEPT for a few. They include: The $50 "Geology Club Vice President" tier and the $100 "Geology Club President" tier. These tiers do not include a special thanks in the video description since you get the better perk of a verbal thanks in the video already! And the $100 tier also doesn't include you being called a "Vice President" as a thanks in the video since you're a "President"!

Recent posts by Kate Tectonics

Tiers
Geology Club Member
$1 or more per episode 38 patrons
Your support makes all the difference! Welcome to the Geology Club, fellow scientist.
  • Monthly livestream
Geology Club Frequent Member
$3 or more per episode 14 patrons
You’re not only a member, but you put in the effort to show up every single week.
 
  • $1 Tier Perks

 PLUS 

  • Behind the scenes pictures and videos via Instagram
Geology Club Smart Kid
$5 or more per episode 16 patrons
A hardworking, smart student deserves a little something extra.
  • $3 Tier Perks

PLUS

  • Patreon early access and exclusive content (digital and physical merch and photos)
  • Entry for rock drawing
Geology Club Committee Member
$10 or more per episode 3 patrons
Being part of a committee means you should get to comment on and see the process of things, right?


  • $5 Tier Perks

PLUS

  • Behind the scenes livestreams (Twitter, Patreon Crowdcast...)
Geology Club Treasurer
$15 or more per episode 4 of 60 patrons
We'd like to especially thank you for all of your support!
  • $10 Tier Perks

PLUS

  •  Special thanks in a video description


NOTE: We will thank you as your Patreon display name unless you send us a message to use a different name. Please, no company names!

Geology Club Historian
$20 or more per episode 0 of 25 patrons
As the historian, you should know how the actions played out on screen and see what changed from the original script to what was actually used.
  • $15 Tier Perks

PLUS

  •  Signed script with each new video
Geology Club Secretary
$30 or more per episode 1 of 10 patrons
Let’s face it, secretaries basically run the show. The Geology Club wouldn’t know what to do without you.


  • $20 Tier Perks ( Except thanks in the description)

PLUS

  • Special thanks in a video endscreen credits


NOTE: We will thank you as your Patreon display name unless you send us a message to use a different name. Please, no company names! 

Geology Club President
$100 or more per episode 0 of 10 patrons
 We have no idea how you do what you do. You lead everyone else in the Geology Club through the trails to the best outcrop no matter what.


We don’t really even know how to reward you for your generosity. Send us some questions, we’ll be sure to answer them right away. Give us an idea for something you’d like to see and we’ll add it to our plans for the future. Send us a message about something and we'll be sure to do what we can.


 

  • $30 Tier Perks

PLUS

  • Special treatment