Are you wondering what to give GSA on such a momentous birthday?
GSA and the GSA Foundation are asking members and friends to GIVE 125!
You can give what makes the most sense for you — dollars, time, possessions, or yourself. Our goal is for all GSA members to contribute in increments of 125 to show support for GSA during this anniversary year. Contributions can be made by individuals or groups to meet the 125 goal. For example, members could pool their talents and tackle a project to get it to the 125 level as a group.
By the way, helping with GSA's On To The Future (OTF) project , counts toward the 'GIVE 125' campaign. OTF is a grass roots initiative to provide partial-funding for 125 diverse students to attend their first GSA Annual Meeting this year in Denver, Colorado.
At the 2013 GSA Annual Meeting & Exposition in Denver, all participants will be recognized with a special memento.
GSA’s birthday gifts so far …
Donate Yourself: —
Be creative and give through other types of geosciences community service in increments of 125. For example, contribute hours of volunteer tutoring of geosciences students, or provide descriptions of the geology for parks or trails, or develop lesson plans and labs for K–12 teachers, etc.
- Why did I contribute $125 at this time? Because of the recent GSA anniversary flyer "Celebrating Advances in Geoscience." I was moved by the entry for the year 2000 noting me (Keith A. Kvenvolden) as the First Michel T. Halbouty Distinguished Lecturer. I have always been quite proud of this event, but I did not think anybody remembered except me. Thanks for making my day. KAK
- I'm a Geology major (senior undergraduate) at University of Arkansas at Little Rock, and I was given the amazing opportunity to present to a teens and tweens group (ages 10-12) about geosciences at Adolphine Fletcher Terry Library in Little Rock, Arkansas. They have a summer reading program and are learning about "things that dig in the earth"...so why not bring in an aspiring geologist? Haha. On July 11, 2013, I brought in mineral kits, and tons of minerals for them to learn about! They loved it! On June 18, 2013, I brought in fossils and showed them some educational videos on how fossils are formed! We even made our own fossils with play-dough, plastic dinosaurs, and glitter glue! This was their favorite! Total time I spent presenting with the kids about geosciences was a little over two hours (~125 mins)! Happy birthday GSA!!
- a field trip guide that specifically references pivotal early papers in GSAB and presents news of contemporary progress : as part of the 2013 GSA Field Guide volume, it will be accessible online and in print As opportunity allows in coming months I will try to adapt the field guide for use by Colorado Springs Dept of Parks, Rec and Cultural Services for trail guides