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Ms. Spadaro from Washington PA is requesting Instructional Technology through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Backyard Biodiversity

My students need Trail Game cameras to study what organisms live in their backyard and what we can do do help these populations.

  • $295 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Good citizens. One of our school's missions is to make our students good citizens - ones that are able to make informed decisions and are scientifically literate.

Our seventh graders are studying backyard biodiversity with regards to protecting the environment and conserving resources.

We are excited and ready to learn how we can help leave a better Earth for future generations. We can do this by studying first the environment around us and then spiraling out to help the community and further.

My Project

By using the Trail Game cameras we can study the populations that live right in our backyard. We can learn about their needs and what we can do as humans to protect their environment while also learning about conserving the resources around us. Students have spent the last two years photographing the flora in the area and we would like the opportunity to see the fauna. The pictures would be used to make a display inside the school using photo editing equipment that is available in the computer labs. By making this a cross-curricular project, students can see that subjects do not stand alone and we do not learn anything in isolation. Everything is connected.

Ms. Spadaro
Grades 6-8
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 300 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Enkeeo PH730S Trail Game Camera 1080P 12MP HD Wildlife Hunting Cam 65ft Infrared Night Vision with 0.2s Trigger Time , IP54 Water Resistant , 2.4" LCD Screen and Time Lapse • Amazon Business $59.99 3 $179.97
SanDisk 32GB Ultra Class 10 SDHC UHS-I Memory Card Up to 80MB, Grey/Black (SDSDUNC-032G-GN6IN) • Amazon Business $12.50 3 $37.50

Materials cost

$217.47

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.26

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$250.73

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$44.25

Total project goal

$294.98

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$294.98

5 Donors

-$286.73

Donations toward project cost

-$250.73

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$36.00

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$8.25

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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