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A middle school girl takes on microplastics! Anna Du went from worrying about the environment to designing top award-winning solutions.
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    Acknowledgment on my website!

    Everybody will be recognized one way or another on my author website annadu.org. The minimum cost for this is 1$. Of course, the more you give, the greater the recognition. Every little bit helps! Thank you so much for helping out my project.

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    • Listing on my website!
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    Custom Microplastics & Me bookmarks

    You get an awesome pair of custom bookmarks made just for my book - something useful, scientific and educational. We have a periodic table of elements bookmark as well as one about the electromagnetic spectrum -- both very related to my project and the book!

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    A signed early release copy of my book!

    Get an early signed copy of the book, which is slated to be around 20 Chapters, 120 page, plus or minus, with loads of full color pictures, figures, sidebars and fun facts! Not to mention a lot about my own life and ideas about how to approach winning science fairs. Each copy comes with a pair of my custom bookmarks.

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    • Copy of my book, pre-release & signed!
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    2 signed, pre-release copies of my book!

    Get a great deal and a discount on 2 early, signed pre-release copies of the book. Each copy comes with a pair of my custom bookmarks. Thank you!

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    Custom sea glass pendant, Anna-made

    Get a custom seaglass pendant, along with a signed copy of the book and a pair of bookmarks. My time is somewhat limited due to working on science projects all the time, so I am limiting the amount of necklaces that I make (and I may or may not have my mom help me with this a little bit too). Just know that these are pieces I found myself, not from some online store, so they are very special. If you have a particular request, please message/email me and let me know a particular color (we have all kinds) within 30 days after the Kickstarter ends so I can make sure I reserve some pieces for you. Thank you for appreciating wonderful art :-)

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    6 signed books donated to a non-profit

    I will donate 6 discounted books, signed, to a non-profit, school, library or after school program of your choice. I will also send a customized letter to this organization acknowledging your donation, along with encouragement to download any professional development tools and videos that are available by that time. I hope to have materials available by mid-Fall, so I am hoping that sending out the books will coincide with the release of some of these materials. I will also kick in a bookmark for each book too. Thanks for helping others!

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    Classroom set of 20 books

    Classroom set of 20 books, to a non profit, school or related organization of your choice. Get a great discount on these books, right around launch time! Along with one of my cool custom bookmarks for each book. Please consider having me do a Skype or in-person visit to help get your students excited as well! :-)

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    A thank you listing in my printed book

    Get a pre-release signed copy of my book along with a personalized thank you, and a thank you listing inside my printed book!

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    Group lecture, via videoconference ~1 hr

    I will do up to a one hour group lecture or talk related to Microplastics & Me, and my current work to prevent plastics from ending up in our oceans, along with Q&A - by Skype, WhatsApp, FT, or WeChat or any other similar videoconferencing tool that I am familiar with (just ask me; I can probably figure out how to use a new one too). It is my preference that this be done for a non profit, school, library or similar organization, but if you are a for-profit or other organization, please just contact me in advance and we can talk about it. As part of this I will be sure to send you a signed copy of the book in advance when it's available! Please contact me in advance to make sure I can meet your schedule requirements too. Please note I am very free in the summers, but can schedule times during the weekdays too in Fall and Spring with advance notice too. Note that I am limiting these rewards as I also need time to keep up with my research too. Thanks for understanding!

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    In person lecture, PPT & Q&A, half day

    I will go to a non-profit educational organization, such as a school, library, or other similar location and do a full in-person lecture during class time, which may include several school periods or up to about 2.5 hour assembly time within one calendar day. Time will need to be scheduled well in advance, and be sure to contact me before signing up for this reward to make sure I have availability. I can do a PPT, with rich videos and Q&A, as well as readings from my book and potentially guided activities. Please reach out to me in advance and make sure we have an agreement on the scope ahead of time. I will honor this for up to a year after the kickstarter, and believe me, my time is already filling up doing these! I really love these opportunities, but I want to make sure I do a quality job so I am limiting this award to 3 engagements per year. As always, this includes a signed copy of the book in advance. Up to 50 miles from Boston, MA; negotiable if travel reimbursement.

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