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  • 8 Backers
    Limit of 20 — 12 remaining

    New Perk: Box of 12 notecards bearing depictions of tiles from the mural “Rock of Ages, Sands of Time”, by Barbara Paige at PRI’s Museum of the Earth (20 available). Click here for more information on this beautiful mural depicting the history of life (£20 is approx. $28)

  • Backers

    Donation Option: Thank you for your support - If you would like to just donate to the project and not receive a perk select any pledge and send an email to info@walacea.com with subject "no perk" and we will sort out the rest

  • 1 Backer

    A personal thank you e-card from Greg, John, and Steve featuring an original cartoon by PRI staff member Alana McGillis (also included with all higher perks) (£5 is approx. $7)

  • 2 Backers

    Opportunity to sign in to an online webinar to hear about one of our AAR projects and ask us questions (also included with all higher perks) (£15 is approx. $21)

  • 9 Backers
    Limit of 20 — 11 remaining

    Stegosaurus mug from PRI’s Museum of the Earth (£20 is approx. $28)

  • 1 Backer
    Limit of 75 — 74 remaining

    Free admission for two to the Museum of the Earth in Ithaca, NY (£25 is approx. $35)

  • 4 Backers
    Limit of 20 — 16 remaining

    Attend an evening lecture with beer and wine at the Museum of the Earth (for one; one free drink). (£30 is approx. $42)

  • Backers
    Limit of 20 — 20 remaining

    Attend an evening lecture with beer and wine at the Museum of the Earth (bring a friend; one free drink per person). (£45 is approx. $64)

  • 11 Backers
    Limit of 50 — 39 remaining

    Your choice of one of three whimsical dinosaur cartoon 5”x7” prints by Dr. Richard Kissel, vertebrate paleontologist and Director of Public Programs at Yale University’s Peabody Museum of Natural History. These can be signed by the team upon request! (£50 is approx. $71)

  • 1 Backer
    Limit of 30 — 29 remaining

    Let’s discuss some data! We will send you a picture of a seashell that we have dated for one of our AAR lab’s projects and a copy of the data output from the AAR analysis (called a chromatogram) for that specimen, then we will schedule a half-hour video conference with you to teach you about how we interpret the data and figure out the specimen’s age. (£50 is approx. $71)

  • 4 Backers
    Limit of 10 — 6 remaining

    Lab tour for two. Come spend some time with the scientists at PRI! We will give you a tour and try to answer all of your questions about AAR. (£100 is approx. $142)

  • 1 Backer
    Limit of 5 — 4 remaining

    Private, guided gorge walk for you and your family in one of the Ithaca-area’s magnificent gorges, led by one of PRI’s education staff. (£150 is approx. $214)

  • 1 Backer
    Limit of 15 — 14 remaining

    Send us a seashell (or contact us to pick from a variety of shells that we can provide) and we will section it, date it, and send the chromatogram (chromatograms are the graphical data output from the AAR analysis), our interpretation of the data, and a polished section of your shell back to you.* (£200 is approx. $285)

  • Backers
    Limit of 5 — 5 remaining

    We will invite you to dinner with members of the team, where you can learn all kinds of amazing facts about fossils and dating. (£250 is approx. $356)

  • Backers
    Limit of 2 — 2 remaining

    Fossil preparation training – spend an afternoon in PRI’s fossil preparation laboratory learning to prepare fossils under the guidance of PRI staff! Fossils for prepping will be provided.** (£350 is approx. $499)

  • 2 Backers
    Limit of 6 — 4 remaining

    Sponsor a project: we will use your donation to sponsor a student research project in the AAR lab. A condition of accepting the award will be that the student present their results to you via video conference. Also includes a free Ecphora membership† to PRI for a year. (£500 is approx. $713)

  • Backers
    Limit of 2 — 2 remaining

    Support our lab for a year. We will send you a year-end report detailing all of the great work your funding accomplished and include your name and the year you sponsored on a plaque on the wall in our lab to honor major donors. Also includes free Ecphora membership† to PRI for five years. (£2500 is approx. $3568)

  • Backers
    Limit of 1 — 1 remaining

    We will start a fund to support an annual, competitive, student research prize to use the AAR lab and you can name the prize (e.g., the John Doe grant for student research in AAR). Also includes free Ecphora membership† to PRI for ten years. (£5000 is approx. $7140)