Crowd funding Science??

Hi everyone! I recently started graduate school at the Climate Change Institute at the University of Maine. For my thesis I am working toward putting together a climate history to better understand the natural climate changes that the Falkland Islands have undergone in the past 20,000 years. I can then use this record to help inform future conservation and restorations efforts of the Falkland’s unbelievably diverse and unique biota (think penguins!). In order to jumpstart this research I have created a crowdfunding webpage (think Kickstarter for science). I chose to do this not only because I need help funding my research but, I also think that there is an important gap that needs to be filled in order to connect the public and scientific communities. I am working toward the ambitious goal of raising $10,000 and am well on my way

Kit Hamley

Kit Hamley



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