Thank You!
This campaign has concluded and is in update mode, but you can still make a gift to PERL, by going here

Physiological Ecology of Reptiles Laboratory (PERL)

$15,509
103%
Raised toward our $15,000 Goal
99 Donors
Project has ended
Project ended on December 04, at 05:00 PM PST
Project Owners

Physiological Ecology of Reptiles Laboratory (PERL)

Herpetology, the study of reptiles and amphibians, is a growing field that has historically been dominated by male scientists. A team of all-female students from Cal Poly are studying trends in female participation in herpetology over the past 50 years, and have been selected to present this at the World Congress of Herpetology (WCH) in 2020! This conference takes place only once every four years, allowing herpetologists from all around the globe to share their research with other professionals, students, and enthusiasts. Our goal is to send four female students from the Physiological Ecology of Reptiles Lab and their advisor to the Congress this year so they are able to present their research.

Our lab is full of quite a few young female scientists, but herpetology (the study of reptiles and amphibians) has historically been a male dominated field. We are working on a research project to quantify this sex gap in the field over the past 50 years. We are going to the WCH to present this research, but this year the Congress is New Zealand, so we need some extra help getting there! This will be a great achievement for Cal Poly and a once in a lifetime opportunity for us to share this research! It is especially important that the next generation of biologists are able to attend gatherings such as these so they are able to create lifelong connections, get experience presenting, and learn about the reptiles and amphibians of the world. Help us put the “her” in herpetology!

 

Levels
Choose a giving level

$20

Dinner

Pay for a dinner for a student with this donation!

$50

A Day of Meals

Pay for a day's worth of meals for a student with this donation!

$100

Transportation

Pay for a student's airport transfers with this donation!

$200

A Night at the Hotel

Pay for a 1-night hotel stay for all the students with this donation!

$600

All the Meals!

Pay for a student's meals for the whole trip with this donation!

$2,000

Plane Ticket

Buy a plane ticket for a student with this donation!

Our Crowdfunding Groups