- Why Offer Donations Or Support?
- How To Make A Donation
- Do I Get Anything For Donating?
- What Equipment Needs Do You Have?
Why Offer Donations Or Support?
Exploring Yellowstone National Park for two weeks on foot in the backcountry and via kayak on Lake Yellowstone requires smart logistics. Doing so with portable computers and various data probes, documenting it all to use as a training aid for students and coworkers has considerable additional requirements.The scope of Carrie’s Fellowship to Yellowstone required a budget larger than the award amount–this was expected and is all in the name of a noble cause: getting kids enthused about science and using technology.
While we have the means and budget to cover the basic equipment required, there is always the potential to achieve greater efficiency, be more productive, ease workloads, create data/storage redundancy and to improve the all-important safety considerations during this sort of expedition. It is not a vacation–it is an exploration of the environment, Earth sciences and geologic processes involving data collection and observation to showcase technology and the integrating of that technology into the classroom for the benefit middle school students and educators. With a 2,400 mile round trip drive, it’s quite a journey, and donations will also help defray travel expenses.
Because the results of this project will benefit students, educators, the school and community we feel it is important to put forth the absolute best effort possible in the execution of it. That means we are welcome to outside support in the form of monetary donations or donations of needed equipment. All kind words of encouragement and any sage advice or knowledge that might be useful is also especially welcome!
How To Make A Donation
Look over on the right side of the web page for the Pay Pal Donate button. It’s sandwiched between the logo for our webhost, Media Temple, and our blogroll (and is displayed on every page in the site). Just click on the button and it will take you to the Pay Pal site where you can choose an amount for your donation and submit it. It’s easy as can be and you don’t even have to have a Pay Pal account–you can make your donation with your credit, debit, or prepaid debit card if you like. It’s secure, simple, and should leave you with a warm, fuzzy feeling for helping out a good cause.
When you get to the Pay Pal donation page, if you want to use a credit or debit card, there is a link toward the bottom of the page that says “Continue” which you click on. When you finish your donation, you should be redirected back here to the OutsideWithUs.com home page. Your donation is a one-time donation, so there are no recurring charges. You can, if you so choose, donate again at a later time by visiting this site and clicking on the “Donate” button found on any page.
Take a look at our equipment list in the final section at the bottom of this page. If you should happen to have any of the items listed and wish to donate it, send us an email and let us know. You can do so by visiting our contact page. Perhaps you would like to purchase a piece of gear or equipment and donate it because you know where you can get a good deal on one–again, all you need to do is contact us and let us know. We’ll email you our mailing address so you can ship it to us. If you are in the OKC metro/Edmond area we can arrange to pick it up.
Some of our equipment needs are of a general nature, however some are very specific requirements. If you have questions or would like clarification on some item, feel free to drop us line. We love to hear from folks!
Do I Get Anything For Donating?
We want to recognize any supporters and help them out if possible. To this end, for all donors we will include (at your request) your name or the name of an organization on whose behalf you are donating and any of the following information you wish included on our Supporters page:
- Website, blog or other social networking URL/web address
- Contact information such as mailing address, phone, email
- Brief bio, business description, or website/blog description (1-4 sentences)
For those who donate $50 or more, we offer the above link/information and 10,000 impressions of a standard 468 x 60 IMU – Full Banner ad. Full Banner ads will be 468 x 60 pixels and are displayed at the top of every page on the site. All banner ads must meet our acceptable standards criteria (we’ll let you know if something is offensive in some way) and be suitable for viewers of all ages.
For those who donate $75 or more, we offer the link/information and 10,000 impressions of a standard 300 x 250 IMU – (Medium Rectangle) ad. Medium Rectangle ads will be 350 x 250 pixels and displayed at the top of every page in the site excepting the Home page–which is the only page on the site where the Medium Rectangle is displayed below the fold. All banner ads must meet our acceptable standards criteria (we’ll let you know if something is offensive in some way) and be suitable for viewers of all ages.
Donate $150 or more and you get the link/information on our Supporters page and 20,000 impressions each of both a Full Banner and Medium Rectangle ad!
Please Note: NO ads for political or religious purposes/causes will be accepted. Businesses, products, individuals, charitable organizations, websites, good causes are all welcome ad candidates, but this is a site for people of all political and religious beliefs to enjoy and neither political or religious ads will be allowed. Period. No offensive material will be accepted for any ads. Carrie and Sean are the final determiners of whether anything on this site is offensive in nature. Any recognition/information and/or advertising must be requested via email after your donation is made. We will verify your donation and then contact you if you have requested to be included on our Supporters page or would like to take advantage of the advertising offers. You are responsible for creating your own ads, however we can recommend companies or individuals who can create them for you. All requests for advertising offers must be made within 60 days of your donation.
What Equipment Needs Do You Have?
- Specific and/or High Priority
- None at this time…
- Specific and/or Low Priority
- None at this time…
- General and/or High Priority
- None at this time…
- General and/or Low Priority
- None at this time…