My students need opportunities to view living amphibians in a realistic habitat.
This project expired on July 14, 2012.
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In my Biology class, we must learn about the diversity of life. I would like them to experience this diversity first-hand, instead of relying completely on text books.
My students are each amazing people: ready to learn any and everything I offer.
They have not had a wealth of experiences, and most come from situations of poverty. Our school does its best to serve each student, but resources are always tight. They know that they have some challenges to overcome, and I have never had a class that did not rise to meet my expectations. These children need every resource we can give them to help them to become truly competitive in today's society, whether that is in the workforce or in colleges and universities.
Having the river ecosystem aquarium will bring our studies alive. This permanent fixture in my classroom can be connected to a multitude of concepts in Biology and will give the students an excellent understanding of the interconnectedness of land and aquatic ecosystems along with an up-close view of a few of the natural inhabitants.
With your help, I can bring life in to my Biology classroom!
Many of my students have never gone to a creek, or explored ecosystems outside of their urban landscape. Having this aquarium will offer them an opportunity to see the treasures life holds - even when we are not able to take field trips. I know having living organisms in class will bring a more personal connection between my students and the science they are learning!
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