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Opinion: Helps Us Show Science Matters in Georgia

This season we are grateful for our dedicated Science for Georgia community

Although Thanksgiving is behind us, we at Science for Georgia have much to appreciate as 2020 comes to a close and we work toward an exciting 2021. As a young organization, one year is long in our history. Even with many unexpected changes due to COVID-19, we were able to move science forward in Georgia and, with your help, have many programs and ideas that are being developed.

In 2020, Science for Georgia took huge steps forward as we were asked by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) to be one of three partner organizations to help build their Local Science Engagement Network (LSEN). Their confidence in our ability to take the science and bring it to the local community has led to the production of much of our content this year and going into next year.

We realized that we are really good at highlighting other organizations across the state and we have grown and are growing our partner network to help us connect, learn, and share across the state. Thank you to all who have joined, suggested others, and made the introductions.

Although Science Tales and Trails had to change to a virtual presentation, you still came and learned about food, water, flu vaccines, fossils, and so much more. There will be more to come in 2021.

Our partnership with Atlanta Science Tavern is very strong and we are pleased to share that we will be taking on the ongoing program and production for AST. Marc Merlin will still have a role in helping ensure excellent content and programming.

We had many fabulous interns! We cannot sing their praises enough. Check out all their great work on our issues page. And, of course, we had rock-solid volunteers that without which, we would grind to a halt.

There is a lot more to share, but now we want to thank you and ask for your support. We are a small organization that runs on a very small budget. We need to grow that budget in order for us to meet the needs of all those who understand the importance of science in our lives.

If you want Science for Georgia to be more successful, please read on and see how you can help. Here are a few ways.

  • Tell friends about Science for Georgia
  • Forward this newsletter
  • Buy Science for Georgia swag
  • Help us pay for the amazing content of our interns, who we’d like to pay $5,000 for their work. If you can’t give us that much, find four friends who can join with you and give $83.33 per month for a year.
  • Provide a scholarship for a scientist to take our SciComm training. $200 covers the training. Our goal is to provide 100 scholarships.
  • Give what you can, on a monthly recurring basis

Thank you again for everything you do. The only way to make science part of the fabric of Georgia is through you.

Updated on June 23, 2021

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