MCERC Annual Fundraiser 2020

Donations are 100% tax deductible and go directly towards marine science research, education, and citizen science programs! Checkout is secured via PayPal, but you do NOT have to have a PayPal account to check out. Winners are chosen at random for each package.

Official rules may be found here.

Fundraiser runs: July 1 – 31, 2020

Thank you to all the wonderful supporters out there that have been sharing and advocating this fundraiser! Your generous donations will go directly towards:

  • MCERC Scholarship programs that help make internships and training affordable for marine science students, such as:
    • The Bernd and Melany Würsig Excellence in Marine Studies Scholarship Program
    • The Adrian Dahood-Fritz Scholarship Program
  • Humpback Whale Behavioral Ecology Research currently taking place in Puerto Rico and the Turks & Caicos
  • The MCERC Manatee Citizen Science Project
  • Administrative and minor fees related to organizing outreach events, such as coastal cleanups and local marine science and environmental events throughout Florida (such as EcoFest in Tampa, or the St. Pete Science Festival)
  • Securing a physical lab location in the Tampa Bay area, complete with intern housing, and a public display of our immense marine science collection and specimens (everything from shells and sand samples, to scientific texts, posters, skeletons, etc. from all over the world)!

Vacation Giveaway for Two (2) to PUERTO RICO! 

See individual package for details and inclusions! Travel will be contingent upon Covid-19 updates and travel regulations to/from Puerto Rico. Trip dates currently scheduled in mid-October 2020, but MCERC will update as needed and coordinate with the winner as such. Safety and fun are our main priorities! MSRP Trip Value of $1,400