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Building a scientific citizenry - one person at a time

Science is a journey: exciting, creative, dynamic, and unpredictable. Science is a blend of logic and imagination. Scientists are people from all walks of life who enjoy the process of discovery. With training and participation in the scientific community, anyone can become a scientist.

COPUS, the Coalition for the Public Understanding of Science, is an eclectic group of individuals invested in promoting good science. With your support we hope to grow participation in the COPUS network by holding a 3-day COPUS Unconference for members of a diverse and broad community who are passionate about science.  

COPUS Unconference gatherings help to build a greater scientific citizenry, one person at a time, and promote public awareness of science using a variety of innovative resources, including those associated with the UCMP Understanding Science website (  With additional support, we hope to grow participation in the COPUS Unconference to include science teachers, future science teachers, graduate students, and new individuals eager to meet and discuss strategies and opportunities that will serve the community as a whole.

COPUS catalyzes connections - locally, regionally, nationally - to people, resources, and programs. We depend on friends and donors like you to broaden the network, energize individual and collective voices of many who are passionate about science!

The COPUS Unconference will:

(1) Grow a core group of passionate enthusiasts that advance the movement together while providing professional and personal support for one another. (2) Promote innovation and experimentation in how we communicate science. (3) Share what COPUS learns and creates with the larger scientific community. (4) Increase person-to-person interactions that build awareness and understanding of how science works, who scientists are, and why science matters. (5) Expand COPUS members' understanding of the public to ensure respect for the beliefs and experiences that influence their understanding of science.

Help us achieve a national, cultural shift toward increased understanding of what science is, who scientists are, what they do, and why science matters. COPUS. With your support for COPUS, we can build a scientific citizenry - one person at a time!


Our way
of Thanking You


Shout out

Donors will be publicly acknowledged on the COPUS website.

7 of Unlimited Claimed
Estimated Delivery: October 2015


Fossil Treasures Calendar

You'll get one of our cool Fossil Treasures Calendars, in time for the new year!

4 of Unlimited Claimed
Estimated Delivery: December 2015


Science Short Course Invitatio

Invitation to the UC Museum of Paleontology Short Course in spring 2016

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Estimated Delivery: April 2016


Digital Poster

You'll receive a "How Science Works" digital poster.

4 of Unlimited Claimed
Estimated Delivery: December 2015


Lunch with a Paleontologist

You'll be invited to a special lunch with a paleontologist at UC Berkeley.

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Estimated Delivery: December 2015


Tour of Museum

You'll receive all of the above, plus a tour of the UC Museum of Paleontology.

1 of Unlimited Claimed
Estimated Delivery: December 2015


Exclusive Tour of Fossil Colle

Since its construction in 1914, Sather Tower has served to store the invaluable Rancho La Brea vertebrate collections made by UCMP scientists in the early 1900's. Virtually untouched since their initial storage, the tour will showcase those and other fossils stored on four floors of the Campanile.

1 of Unlimited Claimed
Estimated Delivery: October 2015
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