Kurtis Baute is creating Science Videos
36

patrons

$111
per month

Science and the Environment

This is a channel about science for a world that desperately needs it. If we're going to tackle big issues like Climate Change and plastic pollution in our oceans, we all need to be more science literate. That's why I do things like #KurtisInAJar, where I sealed myself in a DIY biodome to demonstrate how we interact with the atmosphere, or the time I measured the earth with just my bike and two sticks. Sometimes I take on an environmental issue directly, and other times I play the long game by trying to show people how to think like scientists.

Small But Mighty

My subscriber number is small, but my reach is not. In 2018 I made BBC news, trended on Twitter, and my channel surpassed 1.4 million minutes of watch-time. To put that last number into perspective, if you had a full-time job watching my channel, it'd take you 11 years to watch that much.

The Mission

In an age where algorithms reward creators for putting out content as quickly as possible, I'm doing something different. I want my content to be super high-value. I want it to make people stop dead in their tracks and think about the big picture. I want to get people thinking about how they can use science in their own lives.

My content and work is:
  • YouTube Ad-free
  • Backed by peer-reviewed science (usually cited in the video descriptions)
  • Subtitled in English
  • Friendly for all ages and humans
  • Zero Waste (current mission in progress)

You Can Help

If you choose to support me here on Patreon, Sir Stabbington (my officemate and also a robotic cactus) and I will be forever grateful. But more than that - having funds to pay for time and materials for this channel completely changes how big and wild the videos can get. Let's make them big and wild, OK?

Thank you for even considering becoming a patron - it means a lot to me. 
Tiers
A Drop In The Bucket
$1 or more per month 12 patrons

Sir Stabbington is a robotic cactus that lives in my apartment - this literally puts a single drop of water into his bucket each month. Every little bit helps - each drop can make the difference between life and death (if you're a cactus). Your support really means a lot, and for that you will have my unending gratitude.

Stabbington Says Thanks
$3 or more per month 10 patrons

Sir Stabbington keeps a list of all the people that help us out! He's a cactus of few words, but will thank you every hour on the hour by displaying your name on his little screen. 


+all above rewards

Stabbington's Signature
$5 or more per month 11 patrons
Sir Stabbington will sign a photo of himself (ok, he only learned how to write the "S", but give him a break - he's a cactus!), and I'll mail it to you along with a handwritten thank you message.


+ all above rewards

A Million Years!
$10 or more per month 3 of 13786 patrons

You get a one million year slice of the history of the universe: one of the 13,799 wooden dominoes that I cut by hand for my big timeline video. Kurtis Baute forever and ever, a million years! Kurtis Baute!


+ all above rewards

Life, the Universe, and Stuff
$42 or more per month 0 patrons

This one is full of surprises. All I will say here is that A) you will receive a personal video of thanks, B) you will periodically receive 'stuff' from Stabbington, and C) this is probably the tier I'm most excited about. Don't panic, it's gonna be great!


+all above rewards

Become a Billionaire!
$100 or more per month 0 of 13 patrons

Of the 13,799 dominoes that I made, I painted 13 of them blue. Those represented one billion years each, so you'll get a billion years worth of life, the universe, and everything. That's gotta be worth something, right? 


+ all above rewards

Goals
$111 of $150 per month
You cover my material costs for most of my videos! Whether it's buying enough wood to make thousands of dominoes (because it’s cheaper than buying real dominoes), or buying 296 electronics components to build a camera, making these videos has been putting a hole in my wallet over the last three years. With your help, I’ll finally cover my material expenses for most videos when I reach this goal.
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Science and the Environment

This is a channel about science for a world that desperately needs it. If we're going to tackle big issues like Climate Change and plastic pollution in our oceans, we all need to be more science literate. That's why I do things like #KurtisInAJar, where I sealed myself in a DIY biodome to demonstrate how we interact with the atmosphere, or the time I measured the earth with just my bike and two sticks. Sometimes I take on an environmental issue directly, and other times I play the long game by trying to show people how to think like scientists.

Small But Mighty

My subscriber number is small, but my reach is not. In 2018 I made BBC news, trended on Twitter, and my channel surpassed 1.4 million minutes of watch-time. To put that last number into perspective, if you had a full-time job watching my channel, it'd take you 11 years to watch that much.

The Mission

In an age where algorithms reward creators for putting out content as quickly as possible, I'm doing something different. I want my content to be super high-value. I want it to make people stop dead in their tracks and think about the big picture. I want to get people thinking about how they can use science in their own lives.

My content and work is:
  • YouTube Ad-free
  • Backed by peer-reviewed science (usually cited in the video descriptions)
  • Subtitled in English
  • Friendly for all ages and humans
  • Zero Waste (current mission in progress)

You Can Help

If you choose to support me here on Patreon, Sir Stabbington (my officemate and also a robotic cactus) and I will be forever grateful. But more than that - having funds to pay for time and materials for this channel completely changes how big and wild the videos can get. Let's make them big and wild, OK?

Thank you for even considering becoming a patron - it means a lot to me. 

Recent posts by Kurtis Baute

Tiers
A Drop In The Bucket
$1 or more per month 12 patrons

Sir Stabbington is a robotic cactus that lives in my apartment - this literally puts a single drop of water into his bucket each month. Every little bit helps - each drop can make the difference between life and death (if you're a cactus). Your support really means a lot, and for that you will have my unending gratitude.

Stabbington Says Thanks
$3 or more per month 10 patrons

Sir Stabbington keeps a list of all the people that help us out! He's a cactus of few words, but will thank you every hour on the hour by displaying your name on his little screen. 


+all above rewards

Stabbington's Signature
$5 or more per month 11 patrons
Sir Stabbington will sign a photo of himself (ok, he only learned how to write the "S", but give him a break - he's a cactus!), and I'll mail it to you along with a handwritten thank you message.


+ all above rewards

A Million Years!
$10 or more per month 3 of 13786 patrons

You get a one million year slice of the history of the universe: one of the 13,799 wooden dominoes that I cut by hand for my big timeline video. Kurtis Baute forever and ever, a million years! Kurtis Baute!


+ all above rewards

Life, the Universe, and Stuff
$42 or more per month 0 patrons

This one is full of surprises. All I will say here is that A) you will receive a personal video of thanks, B) you will periodically receive 'stuff' from Stabbington, and C) this is probably the tier I'm most excited about. Don't panic, it's gonna be great!


+all above rewards

Become a Billionaire!
$100 or more per month 0 of 13 patrons

Of the 13,799 dominoes that I made, I painted 13 of them blue. Those represented one billion years each, so you'll get a billion years worth of life, the universe, and everything. That's gotta be worth something, right? 


+ all above rewards