Totally off topic and I’ve been meaning to post it for a minute… Vote to send Danielle N. Lee to Antarctica. She’s a nature and science blogger who needs our support! In her own words…
“Visiting the Antarctic would be an amazing dream come true. I am a biologist who studies animal behavior; and I also do a lot of science outreach, especially to inner-city kids. Presently, I author a blog about urban nature, environmental science, and environmental education. It is called Urban Science Adventures! © With each post I share narratives and pictures of wildlife and ecology in urban areas.
I am an online guide that introduces urban ecology to my readers. Every living thing from microbes to lichens to squirrels, birds and trees are members of our urban communities. Every day these microbes, insects, fungi, plants, and animals struggle to survive in our human-crafted world claiming space, searching for food, avoiding predators, confronting disease, dodging injury from lawn mowers, cars and other types of human activity, mating, securing a home, and raising young. It’s a real treat to help a young person learn about the wildlife living in their backyards, neighborhood parks, empty lots, and public fishing ponds.
However, writing about polar ecology isn’t new to me either. I also write posts about polar ecology. I celebrated International Polar Year 2007-2009 by posting about Arctic and Antarctic biomes and animals, summarizing new and exciting research in the polar regions and reviewing children’s science books about polar ecology. I would love the opportunity to personally share accounts of the beauty and stories of adventure of life at the South Pole! And I know my blog readers and the rest of the world would be just as excited as I would be. It would be a rare opportunity to extend my science and nature blog to reach ever-expanding audiences. “
Danielle is in 7th place right now… so please help push her to the top. That means vote and then send it to your friends via twitter, facebook, email, etc. so they can do the same. Thanks