Things are going great! We're 25% of the way to our goal, and we've got over 150 different donors supporting our goal. A special thanks goes out to Misha Collins who has broadcast our project to a huge network of Supernatural fans. Thanks, Misha! Here's a copy of his facebook post to his fans - it's worth the read if you can take all the geology puns. If this inspires you to dig a little deeper or forward this to new folks, that's great! Thanks again for your support
Hey, guys… I have a big favor to ask of you:
The students at Western Washington University are studying hard so they can one day conduct groundbreaking geological research, but through no fault of their own their petrology and petrography studies are being inhibited by a lack of modern equipment! My good friend, WWU professor Pete Stelling, tells me that their microscopes are 50 years old! As you can imagine, that kind of schist can be really tuff for them to work with.
As you may remember, Pete is the world-renowned bicycle geologist that helped me with my Random Acts E4K. He’s a down-to-earth guy who I genuinely dig, so of quartz I want to help him— and after hearing how the students sulfur with such dated equipment, well… let’s just say I’d have a heart of stone at my core if I didn’t take up the mantle and add this to my slate.
So I’m hoping you'll join me chipping in to this little underground fundraiser to help them get the equipment they need.
While I don’t take it for granite that everyone can contribute, whether you can donate a little ore a lot it would be really gneiss if you can help. At the risk of sounding sedimental, I’d be sodalite-d if we can aggregate enough funds to get the students some new microscopes.
I’d keep going, but I think I’ve hit rock bottom and have mined this joke for all it’s worth. Please donate if you can.
Thanks, guys… you ROCK.