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Mr. Cotter from Norfork AR is requesting materials related to Food, Clothing & Hygiene through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Bees Are The BUZZ!

Help me give my students the opportunity to safely work and learn about bees by actively working with them at school on a regular basis. This gear will help secure their safety.

  • $413 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

Norfork is a low income school district nestled in the north central part of Arkansas. Our student population varies but averages around 450 k-12. Being an Agriculture Education Instructor allows me to work with students outside of the normal classroom setting.

Our income base is fairly low so we depend a lot on grants and donations for some of our daily requirements.

Students here are sometimes challenged by a lack of opportunity due to funding restrictions. With the proper opportunity these young people will have a chance to shine.

My Project

Sustainability and understanding of where our food comes from is the question. Currently I am in the process of adding a new bee project to our curriculum in my Ag Education program. I have 3 hives on campus for the summer. I am in the process of obtaining the required safety gear for students to actively take part in the care and handling of bees and also the collection of honey. I feel like this project will help them understand the Farm to Fork aspect of agriculture. Students will learn about the life cycle of the bee colony as well as pollination.

Mr. Cotter
Grades 9-12
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
VIVO Professional White Medium, Large Beekeeping, Bee Keeping Suit, Jacket, Pull Over, Smock with a Veil (BEE-V105) • Amazon Business $21.99 9 $197.91
BESTOPE 2019 Upgraded Beekeeping Gloves Premium Goatskin Leather Beekeeping Supplies with Long Canvas Protective Sleeves & Elastic Cuffs • Amazon Business $10.44 9 $93.96

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