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. Peterson from Smithfield VA is requesting Lab Equipment through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Bat Detector

My students need an Echo Meter Touch 2 Ultrasonic Module for iOS so they can participate in citizen science opportunities for the local bat population.

  • $268 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I teach 100 seventh graders. They are "too cool for school" and usually have to be coerced into learning. Once their interest is piqued, they never cease to amaze me with their ability to learn. They have the ability to become content experts and have even taught me a thing or two.

My students want their education to be relevant and mirror real-life experiences.

I want to give them the opportunity to shine. Together, we are a most excellent team.

My Project

Citizen science is an important part of field research in which 7th graders can actually participate. I want to use the Echo Meter Touch 2 device to plug into our new iPods to help my students learn all they can about the endangered bats in our area. Students will sign up to check out our new Echo Meter Touch 2 device for the weekend and spend time listening to wildlife.

The meter does the rest: records the sound and even potentially identifies the type of bat that made the sound.

Using the data we collect, we can map local bat populations and even add to the body of knowledge about our local endangered bats (the gray bat, the Indiana bat, and the Virginia Big-Eared Bat).

After we learn all about them ourselves, we want to provide an outreach program to our local elementary schools during Bat Week (October 24 - 31) to spread the word about the importance of bats in our rural community.

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

2 donors2 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 100 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. Peterson is requesting.

See our finances

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Echo Meter Touch 2 Ultrasonic Module for iOs • Wildlife Acoustics $179.00 1 $179.00

Materials cost

$179.00

Vendor shipping charges

$15.76

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.68

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$227.44

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$40.14

Total project goal

$267.58

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$267.58

1 Donor

-$133.79

Donations toward project cost

-$113.72

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$20.07

match offer

-$133.79

Match offer toward project cost

-$113.72

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$20.07

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":"Smithfield","showProjectRecommendations":true,"teachersOnPage":[140840],"isTeacherViewingTheirOwnProject":false,"schoolState":"VA","teacherPossessivePronoun":"her","PMsManager":null,"schoolGradeType":{"id":3,"name":"Middle School"},"TeacherPMForms":{},"proposalId":3108265,"proposalMessageFormModel":null,"numActiveProjects":0,"completingDonationAmount":0,"teacherHasClassroomPhoto":true,"proposalURL":"https://www.donorschoose.org/project/bat-detector/3108265/","verifyShowPhotos":"","mayHaveReplacements":false,"numStudents":100,"teacherScreenName":"Mrs. Peterson","authorIds":{"140840":{"owner":"Mrs. Peterson","donationSalutations":{}}},"displayedPercentFunded":1.0,"proposalsOnPage":[3108265],"proposalHash":"1473092873","isApplePayMobileOnly":true,"progressBarPercentage":100.00,"pmaId":"","teacherProfilePhotoURL":"https://storage.donorschoose.net/dc_prod/images/teacher/profile/272x272/tp140840_272x272.jpg?width=136&height=136&fit=bounds&auto=webp&t=1480587288348","teacherHasProfilePhoto":true,"currentWorkflowStatusCode":21,"teacherChallengeId":231476,"photosPublished":true,"queryString":"","DonorPMForm":null,"isApplePayEnabled":true,"fundedByTarget":false,"activeProject":null,"donorIdsForImpactPhotoCheck":["NTA4MzIwNg==","MTQwODQw"],"teacherId":140840,"schoolCounty":"Isle of Wight","fullyFunded":true,"isStudentLed":false,"isExpired":true,"schoolStateObj":{"code":"VA","name":"Virginia"}}