Last winter, Project SNOWstorm raised an incredible $36,000 on the crowd-funding website Indiegogo, which allowed us to launch our snowy owl research and pay for transmitters, lab work and much else.
Today, we’re launching SNOWstorm 2.0 on Indiegogo, which will allow us to continue the work we’re doing this winter both in the field and in the laboratory. While we’ve set a more modest goal of $15,000, like last year, these funds are absolutely essential to underwrite the direct expenses of studying snowy owls across central and eastern North America.
Besides helping an exciting research project, the perks are great. too. Among them is a generous offer from our friend, the famed bird artist and field guide author David Allen Sibley. Anyone sponsoring the purchase of a transmitter will receive one of David’s lovely snowy owl prints — with one of David’s original pencil drawings (known as a remarque) of a snowy owl in the margin. If you’ve always wanted an original Sibley, here’s your chance!
And like last year, every penny goes straight into the research — no one involved with SNOWstorm is getting any salary or stipend from the donations we receive. We’re all volunteers.
Your contribution through Indiegogo is also fully tax-deductible, since it goes through SNOWstorm’s institutional home, the Ned Smith Center for Nature and Art in Pennsylvania, which is a 501C3 nonprofit.
Thanks, in advance, for your support of Project SNOWstorm!