How You Can Help
Are we doing enough to help today’s young people discover the world of science? In the U.S. only 21% of 12th grade students perform at or above the proficient level in science(1) and the U.S. ranked 17th of 65 countries in science test scores of 15-year olds, dropping below its ranking from 2000(2).
One thing we know for sure - insects excite and inspire children. They ignite an interest in biology and science to create adults with the science literacy needed to grasp today's world. The Entomological Foundation exists to foster this interest by empowering teachers, parents, and the general public with tools to stimulate and sustain this fascination for the six-legged. Why insects? Insects are an exciting and unusual way to teach life sciences. And, as one teacher shared, the difference is in the light that shines in the eyes of a child when they are captivated by an insect.
1. Ensure that the Entomological Foundation has the resources to maximize its reach and maintain the unwavering commitment to stimulate and sustain interest in insects and science.
From our interactive learning website and outreach activities to our educational materials and posters, the Entomological Foundation creates educational programs and activities for young people that build critical thinking skills and encourage inquiry and exploration. Our educational outreach program is quickly becoming a popular vehicle for promoting science literacy through insects.
2. Support science education by providing engaging educational materials
Educators are provided inquiry-based educational materials that focus on national science education standards. Workshops, educational materials and resources increase the ability of educators to incorporate insect science into formal and informal educational programs.
3. Recognize and reward excellence in insect science and education.
Through an inclusive and expansive awards program, the Entomological Foundation ensures that achievements in the field of entomology are recognized from kindergarten teacher through senior professor. Teamwork across disciplines and creativity are stressed.
Our work ensures a lasting appreciation of the contributions of the discipline of entomology so that there will always be a steady pipeline of interest in this fascinating and important field of study. Learn more about our work
Please consider supporting this important educational opportunity for our educators and make a donation today! Click here to make a donation though our online secure server.
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The Foundation can provide a letter to document your contribution for tax purposes. Your donated items and purchases help us in our work to excite children about science through insects. Contact Chris Stelzig today to arrange your donation ( firstname.lastname@example.org, 240-696-3741).
All donors are recognized on the auction sheet attached to the item in our exhibit booth and on our website. Your donation makes Foundation impacts possible!
Gifts of all sizes are needed and appreciated. As part of the Enhancement Fund, a Science Literacy Benefactor program has been created for larger donations. Funding partners will receive special recognition for gifts at the $30,000 Platinum Benefactor level; $20,000 Gold Benefactor level; $10,000 Silver Benefactor level; and the $5,000 Bronze Benefactor level. Science Literacy Benefactor gifts may be pledged over a 3-5 year period. (Pledge Form)
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More ways you can give to the Entomological Foundation
Give a Gift through your purchases with: iGive.com When you shop online with the participating stores, a percentage of your purchase price goes to the Entomological Foundation. Stores include Best Buy, Barnes & Noble, Nordstroms, Staples, QVC, and many, many others.
ESA Branch Fundraising Campaign
Other ways you can support the Entomological Foundation
For more information contact Chris Stelzig, Entomological Foundation