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SEASON 2! Kids learn about our oceans for FREE one Mermaid Minute at a time with Mermaid Linden, who dives underwater with the animals!
SEASON 2! Kids learn about our oceans for FREE one Mermaid Minute at a time with Mermaid Linden, who dives underwater with the animals!
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Greetings, I’m Mermaid Linden and I LOVE sharing the magic of our oceans and its many creatures, great and small, with KIDS (and their parents, too!) My favorite way to do that? Through videos kids can watch online for FREE! My mission is for any child in the world with access to a computer to have quality ocean “edutainment” at their fingertips, and to make learning about our oceans FUN!

The idea for the Mermaid Minute came to me one day in 2011 while I was shampooing my hair in my favorite kelp forest. Apparently, massaging my brain coral helps me come up with great ideas ☺

I debuted Mermaid Minute Season One on YouTube in January 2012 and have since acquired millions of views and thousands of subscribers on my Mermaid Linden channel! Thanks to my amazing and supportive friends and family, I managed to pull my dream together with almost zero budget. It turned out pretty well, and now I'd love to create an AWESOME season two that's even BETTER!

Image by Austin Muñoz
Image by Austin Muñoz

With your help, Mermaid Minute Season Two is possible! After thousands of emails, YouTube comments and shell phone calls from kids (little Sea Fans), parents and school teachers that they want to sea more episodes, the time is NOW. I am so excited!

Funds will go toward underwater camera gear and production equipment, filming expenses, editing software, hard drives, costume design and crew compensation. In addition, this season will feature educational supplements for teachers and parents to correspond with all 10 episodes of season 2, downloadable for free on my website! This is for all of you home schooling parents and school teachers who are using Mermaid Minute as part of your science curriculum!

Have you ever dreamed of having a peek into the world of a real life mermaid? Now's your chance! Incentives for your involvement include regular updates on my progress, production funnies, membership to my Sea Fan Club - with your own Certificate! There is a veritable abyss of options for you to choose from, including being an Executive Producer of the Mermaid Minute! I will even come speak at your school, perform as a mermaid in your pool or appear at your special event! Have tail, will travel! I am even *gasp* offering MY ORIGINAL SILICONE MERMAID TAIL as an incentive...and my final performance in it could be for YOU!

Photo by Ric Frazier Productions
Photo by Ric Frazier Productions

An ocean of thanks for reading and watching this. Together we can make children's online experience a fun and educational water-wonderland with mythical mermaid magic!

Check out Season 1 on YouTube HERE: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLDF93747EB600458E

Learn more about Mermaid Linden here:  http://www.mermaidsinmotion.com/

AN OCEAN OF THANKS FOR HELPING KIDS EVERYWHERE LEARN ABOUT OUR OCEANS FOR FREE! 

xoxo Mermaid Linden

Risks and challenges

As with all underwater-related projects, filming and creating content in the fourth element can be challenging at times. Finding the critters to film and photograph, getting to the dive destinations at the right season, and hoping for good filming conditions are the biggest practical challenges which lie ahead for Mermaid Minute production. While I have extraordinary luck in most cases, anything is possible. I intend to create and debut Mermaid Minute season 2, featuring 10 new episodes, introducing one episode per week on YouTube, in the most expedient fashion possible. I truly appreciate your understanding in the instance that mother nature postpones production ;)

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    Thanks for helping to make Season 2 possible! You get an exclusive "Mermaid Linden Sea Fan" certificate with your name on it! You are added to our Sea Fan Club for regular updates and sneak peeks from production and get a shout-out on the Mermaid Linden Facebook page! Certficate is exclusive to this level.

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    Your name is going under our “Spe-Shell Thanks” in the credits of every episode of Season 2, and you become a member of our Sea Fan Club with updates and sneak peaks!

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    I will tweet, instagram or email you a personalized underwater "thank you" photo, as a mermaid, holding a sign with your name or username written on it, Sea Fan Club Membership, and your name under "Spe-Shall Thanks" in the credits!

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    You get the complete Mermaid Minute Season 2 DVD or online download (your choice!), a Sea Fan Club Membership and a tweet/instagram or emailed underwater mermaid thank you photo, plus your name under "Spe-Shell Thanks!"

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    *NEW* CAMPAIGN SPE-SHELL!!! You receive an UNDERWATER THANK YOU VIDEO and a personalized autographed postcard photo from Mermaid Linden, which can be mailed to you, or a little sea fan in your life! In addition, you get the complete Mermaid Minute Season 2 online download, a Sea Fan Club Membership plus your name under our "Spe-Shell Thanks!" in the entire Season 2 credits!

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    100 Sand dollars? Holy Sea Cow! Your name is listed under “Associate Producer” in every episode of Season 2's credits, complete Mermaid Minute Season 2 DVD or online download (your choice!), a Sea Fan Club Membership and a tweet/instagram or emailed underwater mermaid thank you photo, plus your name under "Spe-Shell Thanks!

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    Wahoo! I am subscribing to the YouTube channel of your choice and featuring it on my own channel, your name is listed with “Executive Producer” credit in every episode of Season 2, complete Mermaid Minute Season 2 DVD or online download, Sea Fan Club Membership plus a tweet/instagram or emailed underwater mermaid thank you photo!

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    You're receiving an underwater VIDEO of my mermaid self, via email, saying: “THANK YOU” and YOUR NAME, along with a personal call from my Shell Phone thanking you for your contribution + all of the incentives from the $250 level!

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    That's a whale of a donation!!! You're receiving a natural freshwater pearl necklace with a magical silver mermaid charm pendant, hand made by me in my grotto! It is for you or your favorite mermaid lover in your life + all of the incentives from the $250 and $500 levels!

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    You're an angelfish! Within 75 miles the Los Angeles area, I'm coming to do a one-hour mermaid performance for you (in a school, in a pool or on land) + all of the incentives from the $250 and $500 levels! (anywhere outside of LA: flight/hotel must be covered by recipient)

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    I wish I were an octopus with eight arms to hug you! You get an episode dedicated to YOU! Yes, you get to choose the topic I discuss in a Mermaid MInute! In addition: Anywhere within 75 miles the Los Angeles area, a one-hour mermaid performance by Mermaid Linden (in a school, in a pool or on land!) + all of the incentives at the $250 and $500 levels! (anywhere outside of LA flight/hotel must be covered by recipient)

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    You are a true sea star! Anywhere in the world or the seven seas, I'm coming to you for a live mermaid performance! (in a school, in a pool or on land!) + all incentives at the $250 and $500 levels! (anywhere outside of the continental USA flight/hotel must be covered by recipient)

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    WOW! That's a lot of clams! You are the proud owner of my original, 35-pound, silicone mermaid tail designed and created by Hollywood SPFX artist Allan Holt and yours truly. Plus, you get a mermaid performance! This fully functional mer-sterpiece has swum in almost every ocean in the world, surrounded by sharks, whales and jellyfish, down to 115 feet on a single breath in Dean's Blue Hole, and featured on countless news programs and publications (The Today Show, 20/20, Inside Edition, HuffPost, Buzzfeed, Yahoo's front page, etc). You also receive my very LAST official "Merformance" in this original tail, anywhere in the world. Afterward, the tail is yours. Note: I will weep when I give it to you. Free mermaid tears included + all incentives at the $250 and $500 levels! (anywhere outside of the continental USA flight/hotel must be covered by recipient)

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