Mermaid Islands is partaking in SciFund Challenge Round #2, the largest Science Crowdfunding project on the internet, has launched its second round at http://scifund.rockethub.com. The goal behind #SciFund is to give scientists an incentive to get out there and begin to couple outreach to the earliest stages of their research programs. Participants create videos about their research, and encourage them to create rewards for donations that involve the general public with their work on into the future.
I wanted to share this with all of you coral reef enthusiasts and scholars because I found this to be an interesting new way for student and professional scientist to engage the public, get the word out on their fantastic research, and even fund parts of their project. (And one of the projects is mine).