In April, Jeremy and Karyn took place in the SciFund Challenge to raise money for the Wild and Free Project. Scientists from around the world came together to help promote each other’s work.
As our first attempt at online fundraising we raised almost $800. The money was used to purchase:
- Subscription from a website server powered by wind energy
- GoPro Hero 2 HD camera
The money also subsidized the cost of two used bicycles, customized locally to run with a pedal-assist motor (150 mpg), which we use for transportation instead of a car.
We have another online crowdfunding event planned for November when we will have interview and focus group sessions scheduled. At that time, we will have a better understanding of our research costs and hope to raise more.
More info about the project here.
More info about us here.
Video submitted for the SciFund Challenge: