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  • $217 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Mrs. Bauer
Grades 9-12
Nearly all students from low‑income households
  • 4 donors
  • $0 still needed

Backcountry Navigation!

My students need a GPS for backcountry adventures.

My Students

Do you remember your first hike? Most of my inner-city students have never been out in nature. They don't own hiking boots and they don't hike up mountains, other than the metaphorical ones that present themselves as obstacles to their learning and growth.

My Outdoor Adventures Club students are enthusiastic about getting closer to nature.

We have taken them hiking, and the pride they showed at the top of the mountain was indescribable. Rarely do they have the opportunity to get outside of the city and into the woods that are just miles from their homes. Yet, they so desperately want these experiences. Our club members are incredibly diverse - they include immigrants, refugees, and non-English speakers. Almost all of them come from poverty-stricken families who are working hard to provide their kids the basics. They can't afford to give them the extras - which is why I am trying to help bridge the gap for them.

My Project

I am trying to build up a supply of gear for our Outdoor Adventures Club. Our kids can't afford to buy their own equipment, so my goal is to create a gear room from which they can borrow what they need for our adventures. We have been doing more and more intense hiking, and want to add a handheld GPS to our equipment. We will use it on hikes, and for orienteering classes and scavenger hunts.

This project is incredibly important because our inner-city kids need the opportunity to get into nature.

Consider these findings: Nature buffers the impact of life stress on children and helps them deal with adversity. The greater the amount of nature exposure, the greater the benefits. Nature helps children develop powers of observation and creativity and instills a sense of peace and being at one with the world. You have the opportunity to help bring the outdoors to wonderful students.

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Hooray! This project is fully funded

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Garmin - eTrex 20 GPS • Best Buy for Business $139.99 1 $139.99

Materials cost

$139.99

Vendor shipping charges

$12.00

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.10

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$184.09

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$32.49

Total project goal

$216.58

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$216.58

3 Donors

-$100.15

Donations toward project cost

-$92.05

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$8.10

match offer

-$108.28

Match offer toward project cost

-$92.04

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$16.24

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$8.14

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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

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4 donors4 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 150 students.

Project Activity

This classroom project was brought to life by Jamba Juice Co and 3 other donors.

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