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Ms. Velasco from Long Beach CA is requesting a class trip through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

A Learning Experience to Spout About

Help me give my students the transportation needed to have a whale watching experience with Davey's Locker Whale Watching.

  • $616 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My second and third grade students are energetic, creative, eager and enthusiastic learners. They all strive to overcome mild to moderate disabilities and close the gap between themselves and their peers. They love science and art most of all and learn best when core subjects are linked to real-life experiences.

Despite their learning challenges, my students are not afraid to take risks with their learning.

My students have created with me a safe, caring environment in which to learn and grow. An enriched curriculum provides the best opportunities for my students to learn new concepts and retain that information.

My Project

This whale watching cruise will provide my students with an opportunity to view whales, dolphin, sea lions, and many other marine animals from the safety of a large whale watching ship. An American Cetacean Society Naturalist will provide onboard narration, education, and provide post cruise activities to enrich the whale watching field trip experience for my students.

This whale watching cruise will not only focus on viewing large whales & dolphins, but will cover the complete marine ecosystem, which offers a unique learning environment that most of my students will be exposed to for the very first time.

In the classroom I strive to share my love of marine life with my students with the hope of spreading awareness of cetaceans and instill a feeling of stewardship of the ocean and its marine life.

Ms. Velasco
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latinx, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

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Transportation Business Department-Business Services Transportation Branch $486.00

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