Help us celebrate 142 years of Ducks doing field science
It’s all about the dirt.
Whether we’re uncovering Ice Age mammoth footprints at Fossil Lake or recovering 14,000-year-old human poop from the Paisley Caves, museum fieldwork means dirt-digging and dust-sifting our way into Oregon’s deep past.
It’s a tradition that began in 1876, when paleontologist Thomas Condon joined the UO as its first science professor and brought a stellar collection of fossils from across Oregon to Eugene. It continued into the 1930s as museum director Luther Cressman unearthed 10,000-year-old sandals—the world’s oldest shoes—from Oregon’s Fort Rock Cave. Since then, Ducks have been digging deep at field schools throughout the state, learning the finer (and dirtier) points of field science, and transforming theories about ancient North America.
Your gift helps ensure that Ducks can keep exploring Oregon’s deep past—gaining insights that will help us build a resilient ecological future. Today, with 142 donations of any amount of $5 or more, we’ll unlock a $15,000 challenge gift from an anonymous supporter. Become one of the supporters celebrating our 142nd, and support students in the field!
Make your gift now.
DUCKS IN THE FIELD Challenge
Your gift supports students doing field science and helps unlock a $15,000 challenge gift from an anonymous donor!
During #DucksGive 2018:
50 donors to the museum will unlock the first $2,000
75 donors will unlock another $2,000
100 donors will unlock another $3,000
125 donors will unlock another $3,000
142 donors will unlock the final $5,000 of the full $15,000 gift!