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Victoria NicksBy Victoria Nicks
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Victoria NicksBy Victoria Nicks
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$126
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About

At Decoded Science and Decoded Past, we believe that sharing the beauty and mystery of ancient sites with the next generation is the key to safeguarding our history's future. 

Decoded Everything is a 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to sharing expertise and improving the quality of information and research for people all around the world.

We're losing more irreplaceable ancient sites, such as Palmyra, to terrorism all the time. What kind of a world will we leave our children, and their children? Will they know - or care - about the amazing architecture and artifacts that they've missed? 

We plan to make sure that students all around the world will have access to the ancient world, one site at a time, starting with Pompeii. We have received the much-coveted approval of site administrators, to film our live presentation on site, so we're ready to start raising funds. 

We will be sending a geoscientist (to discuss the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius that created the preserved site of Pompeii) a historian/archaeologist (to discuss the culture and the site that fascinates so many people) and a materials scientist (to explain how the ancients used chemistry to create their buildings and aqueducts, and how the plumes and ash preserved so much of the site) to Naples, Italy in February, 2016. 

Joined by a university student, this group of scientists will take students around the world on a live tour of the site - from the volcano to the casts - and explain it all, via streaming video. 

A few lucky kids (chosen based on an essay submission) will have the chance to ask questions live, during the presentation. All students, everywhere, can ask questions on Twitter via the hashtag #decodedpompeii. The presentation will be free for all to attend. 

Risks and challenges

Potential issues include:
1. Disruptions to Internet access in Naples.
2. Weather and/or local issues.

Solutions:
1. We are addressing redundancy currently, so that there will be multiple streams to choose from during the event. In the event that video streaming temporarily fails, we will broadcast live audio, and still images of each site/view.
2. In the event of inclement weather, our team will broadcast from the most sheltered areas possible. The team will be shooting video and taking pictures in advance of the presentation, we will provide the best experience possible, no matter what the situation.

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    You will receive a voucher for one free Decoded T-shirt of your choice
    You will receive a personal note of thanks from a Decoded Pompeii Team Member via email
    You will receive one signed copy of Natasha Sheldon's Decoded Pompeii in paperback.
    Your name will be recorded in the video presentation of Decoded Pompeii as a Premier Sponsor.
    Your donation will sponsor a student's full participation in the project, including curriculum, like-you-were-there package, and commemorative t-shirt.

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    You will receive a voucher for one free Decoded T-shirt of your choice
    You will receive a personal note of thanks from a Decoded Pompeii Team Member via email
    You will receive one signed copy of Natasha Sheldon's Decoded Pompeii in paperback.
    Your name will be recorded in the video presentation of Decoded Pompeii as a Premier Sponsor.
    Your donation will sponsor 3 student's full participation in the project, including curriculum, like-you-were-there package, and commemorative t-shirt.
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    You will receive a voucher for one free Decoded T-shirt of your choice
    You will receive a personal note of thanks from a Decoded Pompeii Team Member via email
    You will receive one signed copy of Natasha Sheldon's Decoded Pompeii in paperback.
    Your name will be recorded in the video presentation of Decoded Pompeii as a Premier Sponsor.
    Your donation will sponsor 5 student's full participation in the project, including curriculum, like-you-were-there package, and commemorative t-shirt.
    Your name will go on our 'Hall of Fame Sponsors' list at the end of every presentation.
    You will receive a personalized letter of thanks, signed by all Team Pompeii members.
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    You can add text (such as "I Helped Save History's Future!") to any purchased Decoded t-shirt or Hoodie
    You will receive a voucher for one free Decoded T-shirt of your choice
    You will receive a personal note of thanks from a Decoded Pompeii Team Member via email
    You will receive one signed copy of Natasha Sheldon's Decoded Pompeii in paperback.
    Your name will be recorded in the video presentation of Decoded Pompeii as a Premier Sponsor.
    Your donation will sponsor 5 student's full participation in the project, including curriculum, like-you-were-there package, and commemorative t-shirt.
    Your name will go on our 'Hall of Fame Sponsors' list at the end of every presentation.
    You will receive a personalized letter of thanks, signed by all Team Pompeii members.
    You will be given a login to access behind-the-scenes information about the tours, presentations, curriculum and experts in the Decoded Pompeii Forums
    You will receive two exclusive signed copies of the commemorative DVD recording of the presentation.
    You will have the opportunity to nominate a student to attend Decoded Pompeii with a Golden Ticket.

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Funding period

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