We all know that science education has been slipping … along with our society’s general interest in things related to science.
This is really bad, methinks. We need more scientific innovation, not less, to face the challenges of today – energy, hunger, poverty, disease, and all those other nasties.
The question is, how do we do this? One way is to improve our science communication and marketing skills, so that when we encounter members of the general public (like those pesky inlaws at parties) we can actually explain what we do in an interesting way.
But a second way is to get people started early in their science careers, and to help them along.
I’ve decided to do something about this: I’m going to put 10% of all proceeds from my consulting work, grant writing book, coaching, and grant writing course towards one or more charities that promote science and/or science education.
And here’s where you can help. I haven’t had time to research the best charities for this kind of work, so I need your ideas and thoughts.
So, can you leave me a comment below with your favorite charity to support? Even if you’re involved in your own charity, this is your chance to pipe up (as long as it’s authentic).
Let’s get a good list going, and then in a future post I’ll narrow it down, and we can take votes on the top few.
Thanks in advance for your help!