You're on track to get doubled donations (and unlock a reward for the colleague who referred you). Keep up the great work!
Take credit for your charitable giving! Check out your tax receipts

In a rush to make a major tax-deductible gift before the year's end? Purchase account credits and choose projects later!

Time is running out! Make your tax-deductible gift before midnight on December 31.

To use your $50 gift card credits, find a project to fund and we'll automatically apply your credits at checkout. Find a classroom project
Are you a public school teacher in need of funding? Get funded »

Are you a teacher? Create a project in 10 minutes and get what you need for your students. Tap here to start.

Menu
Skip to main content

We're a charity that makes it easy for anyone to help a classroom in need. Your gift is tax-deductible.

Your school email address was successfully verified.

 
See this teacher's page

Mrs. Beckman from Durham NC is requesting a classroom visitor through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Awesome Animal Encounters

My students need the chance to experience different kinds of animals up close and personal.

  • $872 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

"Excellence is our expectation. We won't settle for anything less.

We can and we will do our best today!" This is our motto and our launch here at our little elementary school nestled in Durham, NC in the Research Triangle Park.

Our 2nd-grade crew of students are imaginative explorers who are inspired by their surroundings to achieve great things.

At our school, 93% of our students are minority students and 81% of our students receive free or reduced lunch. We're lucky to be located in a larger city in North Carolina but there are still a lot of things this group of explorers hasn't been able to experience yet. This visit from the animal encounter team at the Museum of LIfe and Science will hopefully change that for them!

My Project

The Museum of Life and Science animal encounter will be able to allow our students to get close and personal with exotic animals that some have never been able to see before. The wonderful thing about this experience is that the students won't have to see these animals in a cage or enclosed space.

Our students will get to meet animal handlers who can educate them about the animals and maybe even interact with them!

This experience will bring a lot more depth and understanding to our science unit on animal life cycles. It might also inspire some of our students to work with animals in their future!

Mrs. Beckman
Grades PreK-2
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

Boost your odds

Add a profile photo in addition to your classroom photo. If you add a photo, it'll show up right here on your project page.

You are more likely to receive funding if you put a face to your name.

Upload a photo

7 donors7 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 102 students.

Learn how we’re working to support teachers and students during Covid-19

Top rated for efficiency and transparency.

You donate directly to the teacher or project you care about and see where every dollar you give goes.

Expand the "Where your donation goes" section below to see exactly what Mrs. Beckman is requesting.

See our finances

Where Your Donation Goes

Visitor Total
Museum of Life and Science $700.00

Visitor cost

$700.00

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$10.50

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$740.50

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$130.68

Total project goal

$871.18

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$871.18

2 Donors

-$866.35

Donations toward project cost

-$740.50

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$125.85

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$4.83

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

Our team works hard to negotiate the best pricing and selections available.

View complete list Show less

Project Activity

{"pmaHash":"","schoolCity":"Durham","showProjectRecommendations":true,"teachersOnPage":[4291624],"isTeacherViewingTheirOwnProject":false,"schoolState":"NC","teacherPossessivePronoun":"her","PMsManager":null,"schoolGradeType":{"id":1,"name":"Early Education"},"TeacherPMForms":{},"proposalId":3189941,"proposalMessageFormModel":null,"numActiveProjects":0,"completingDonationAmount":0,"teacherHasClassroomPhoto":true,"proposalURL":"https://www.donorschoose.org/project/awesome-animal-encounters/3189941/","verifyShowPhotos":"","mayHaveReplacements":false,"numStudents":102,"teacherScreenName":"Mrs. Beckman","authorIds":{"4291624":{"owner":"Mrs. Beckman","donationSalutations":{}}},"displayedPercentFunded":1.0,"proposalsOnPage":[3189941],"proposalHash":"-801016729","isApplePayMobileOnly":true,"progressBarPercentage":100.00,"pmaId":"","teacherProfilePhotoURL":"https://storage.donorschoose.net/dc_prod/images/teacher/profile/272x272/tp4291624_272x272.jpg?width=136&height=136&fit=bounds&auto=webp&t=1487514041077","teacherHasProfilePhoto":true,"currentWorkflowStatusCode":21,"teacherChallengeId":20909283,"photosPublished":true,"queryString":"","DonorPMForm":null,"isApplePayEnabled":true,"fundedByTarget":false,"activeProject":null,"donorIdsForImpactPhotoCheck":["NDI5MTYyNA==","ODA2Njg1"],"teacherId":4291624,"schoolCounty":"Durham","fullyFunded":true,"isStudentLed":false,"isExpired":true,"schoolStateObj":{"code":"NC","name":"North Carolina"}}