Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Future Animal Biologists Need Your Help

Every year science bloggers from across the web come together to raise awareness and money for science education at Teachers send DonorsChoose their wishlists for the projects they would like to do with their students and you can choose which projects you may like to contribute to. This Science Blogger Challenge runs through November 5th. The readers of the blog to deliver the most supplies to students across the country win bragging rights for the year!

As The Scorpion and the Frog is a new blog this year, I have created the very first The Scorpion and The Frog Giving Page, listed under Proudly Independent Science Bloggers. I chose to promote four projects in high poverty areas across the country that teach students about animals in creative and inspiring ways.

  • Help Ms. Bakker’s high school class in Chicago, Illinois build Carnivore Scent Stations (areas with loose dirt on top and animal scent in a hole beneath to attract wildlife) and track the prints of animals that visit the stations.
  • Or help Mrs. Westphal’s elementary students in Astatula, Florida study food webs by dissecting owl pellets.
  • Or help Mrs. Maruri’s class in Pleasant Grove, Utah get dissection kits to study animal anatomy.
  • Or help Mrs. Scherer’s students in Detroit, Michigan study the life cycles of chickens, ducks, ladybugs, crayfish, guppies, tadpoles and butterflies by bringing the animals into the classroom to care for and to study.
Check out these awesome projects and others at!

Donate to help passionate teachers have the resources they need to inspire our next generation of biologists! Donations of any amount make a difference and are appreciated.


  1. Thank you so much, your blog is great. Keep up the good work next year! :)