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Crowdsourcing Mornings: Smeagull the Seagull, A True Story


This is Crowdsourcing Mornings! This post takes place every weekday morning and highlights one crowdsourcing project I liked from Kickstarter, Indiegogo, or other crowdsourcing websites.

Smeagull the Seagull tells the story of this remarkable bird who taught himself to knock on our door to be fed, of our affection for him, and what happens when he unaccountably disappears. It’s a wonderful book, all of it true!  Seagulls are ubiquitous, voluble, intelligent and WILD, making them the perfect avatar for the Natural World. Seagulls want to know you! That means children, easily, get to know and like and become attached to them! Which in turn teaches a child, in a most personal way, about the value and importance of Nature and all the life that lives within it.

That’s why we want to put this book and the ideas it contains into the hands of as many children as we possibly can.  Our Kickstarter video starts with a VERY ROUGH draft of the digital multimedia version that this project hopes to fund. As you can see there’s a long way to go. And of course it has to be “kid tested” which will surely result in revisions – time consuming, but doable. We expect to complete the video by the end of 2019.

As of November 1st, this project has raised $3,800 of their $4,875 goal. This project has 19 days left to raise the $4,875 or it will not be funded. For a pledge of $10, you will get a digital copy of the book.  For a pledge of $29, you will get one signed hardcover copy of the book.  To learn more and to pledge money, go to: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1390166816/smeagull-the-seagull-a-true-story?

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