Project Exploration

Via coturnix, I found Project Exploration, a non-profit organization “founded in 1999 by University of Chicago paleontologist Dr. Paul Sereno and educator Gabrielle Lyon, to make science accessible to the public-with a special focus on city kids and girls.” coturnix has more of the background on Serento and the organization in his post, so I’ll highlight some facts ‘n’ figures:

Students participating in our field programs are graduating high school at an 18% higher rate than their peers.

Students are pursuing science in college–25% of all students and 34% of our girls declare science as their major.

The girls in our programs are pursuing science in college at five times the national average.

As a non-profit, obviously they rely on the generosity of others. If you want to help out, check out this page–they need a number of items in addition to cash, and more information on their financials can be found here.

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