Wild Me: Bringing Wildlife into Social Media

Using scientific data, Wild Me interweaves human and animal social networks to promote education and wildlife conservation.
Animals
$3,940USD
raised of $20,000 goal
20%
0 time left
This campaign started on Dec 17 and closed on January 31, 2014 (11:59pm PT).
Verified Nonprofit
Flexible Funding
Campaign Closed
This campaign ended on January 31, 2014
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  • $25USD
    Child: 40-ft Friend for Life

    At this level, we offer a child's lifetime adoption of a whale shark (one of our flagship species) on http://www.whaleshark.org. The adoption allows the child to: a) nickname the shark, b) provide a photo and quote to display on the shark's web page, and c) receive email updates of all future sightings of the animal. Since whale sharks may live 60-100 years, the adopting child may have a 40 foot friend for life!

    Estimated delivery: April 2014

    11 claimed

  • $50USD
    Adult: 40-ft Friend for Life!

    At this level, we offer an adult lifetime adoption of a whale shark (one of our flagship species) on http://www.whaleshark.org. The adoption allows you to: a) nickname the shark, b) provide a photo and quote to display on the shark's web page, and c) receive email updates of all future sightings of the animal. Since whale sharks may live 60-100 years, you may be receiving updates well into the future!

    Estimated delivery: May 2014

    9 claimed

  • $100USD
    Adopt a Shark, Wear Its Spots

    At this level, we offer an adult lifetime adoption of a whale shark on whaleshark.org plus a custom t-shirt featuring the shark's ID, your chosen nickname, and a mapping of its spots onto the t-shirt. The adoption allows you to: a) nickname the shark, b) provide a photo/quote to display on the shark's web page, and c) receive email updates. Since whale sharks may live 60-100 years, you may be receiving updates well into the future.

    Estimated delivery: May 2014

    12 claimed

  • $200USD
    Group Whale Shark Adoption

    At this level, we offer a group (classroom, social organization, etc.) lifetime adoption of a whale shark (one of our flagship species) on http://www.whaleshark.org. The adoption allows the group to: a) nickname the shark, b) provide a photo and quote to display on the shark's web page, and c) receive email updates of all future sightings of the animal. This is a great way for your group to support wildlife research and conservation!

    Estimated delivery: April 2014

    0 claimed

  • $250USD
    Wildlife Champion!

    As a Wildlife Champion, your profile in the Wild Me Facebook app will feature a special Wildlife Champion badge indicating your strong support for Wild Me from the beginning. Wildlife Champions will also form the core of our focus group, helping us guide Wild Me's development through regular feedback. You will also get the opportunity to nickname a whale shark and adopt it for life, as well as receive a t-shirt imprinted with its custom spot pattern!

    Estimated delivery: June 2014

    3 claimed

  • $500USD
    Personalized Presentation

    Personalized "webinar" (or live presentation in the Pacific Northwest or Washington D.C.) with Wild Me project leaders (suitable for classrooms, museums, etc.) — includes a whale shark adoption with nicknaming rights and inclusion of a representative in our focus group guiding Wild Me forward. Use this opportunity to provide an entertaining wildlife story presentation for your group or to learn more about our Wildbook research platform for engaging citizen scientists in your area.

    Estimated delivery: May 2014

    0 claimed

  • $1,000USD
    Corporate Whale Shark Adoption

    A corporate lifetime adoption of a whale shark (one of our flagship species in Wild Me) allows a business to a) nickname the shark, b) provide a photo and quote to display on the shark's web page, and c) receive email updates of all future sightings of the animal. This is a great way for your corporation to support wildlife research and conservation! Donations in the United States are tax deductible.

    Estimated delivery: February 2014

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