Join us next Friday September 18 for a virtual fundraiser hosted by our sponsor Planet Granite Belmont and featuring professional rock climber Maria Fernanda Rodriguez Galvan! COVID-19 has kept us from doing in-person events and has hit our students and their families particularly hard. All proceeds from this fundraiser will be used to support MERO students and their families through these challenging times.
The online event will be hosted by Planet Granite Belmont in celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month. We will start the event by highlighting some MERO student stories, then we will watch the climbing film Pretty Strong, before finally, hearing about the obstacles and successes of one of the climbers featured in the film, Maria Fernanda Rodriguez Galvan. We will close with a raffle for those who donated.
Space is limited, so please **click here to register for the event**!!
Platform: Zoom (link will be provided upon registration)
Date: September 18, 2020
Time: 5 pm – 7 pm
Cost: free, but we are asking for an optional minimum donation of $10
5:00 – 5:15 pm ~ Welcome & get to know MERO
5:15 – 6:30 pm ~ Screening of Pretty Strong
6:30 – 6:50 pm ~ Interview with Maria Fernanda Rodriguez Galvan
6:50 – 7:00 pm ~ Raffle (donate to enter your name) + Closing
Welcome to La Mera Ciencia, the official blog of Menlo-Atherton Ecology Research Outdoors (MERO). Founded in 2017, MERO is a free, after-school environmental education program for high school English Language Learners that gets students outside doing ecology. Mero (or mera for feminine words like ciencia) is Spanish for "legit" or "the real thing", which is exactly the kind of science we do in the MERO program!