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Mrs. N. from Crestline CA is requesting Lab Equipment through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Bird Brains

My students need these amazing items to learn all about our native birds in California and to see them in action.

  • $573 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

We have very enthusiastic students in our wonderful school. Our school is nestled in the San Bernardino National Forest. We have a focus on hands-on learning, where students learn best by doing and experimenting. We have an ESTEM (Environmental, science, technology, engineering, mathematics) program that encourages students to test theories, explore a variety of options and determine success by improving design. Students at all grade levels are encouraged to learn with hands-on experience. My belief is that learning all subject areas is nurtured with real life practices.

My Project

Learning through observation and real world experience is crucial for effective learning. Living in the mountains of Southern California gives us an advantage in our school environment to make observations of live birds that live in this forest area. We have many opportunities to observe nature through our classroom window. However, not all learning happens in the classroom.

Wile learning about some of the birds in our area we had some questions.

The books that are being requested hold more information of the birds in California. My students will be able to reference the books when they are unsure of a birds species when using the binoculars.

The Western Bluebird is making a comeback in our area. With the help of the window nesting boxes, students will be able to learn about the life cycle of the birds by seeing it from the egg. Not only will the nesting boxes allow my students the pleasure of seeing the bird start their lives, students will ensure that the birds have a safe environment to live and grow. The window feeders can give the students a close-up view of what the bird do when they are eating and which foods they like better.

Students will have the responsibilities of making sure that the bird feeders and water feeders are filled in our school's gardens. We will treat the birds as our class pets, even if they are wild.

Mrs. N.
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Educational Insights Nancy B's Science Club Binoculars and Wildlife Activity Journal • Amazon Business $11.29 9 $101.61
Ashman Premium Bird Feeding Station Kit, 22" Wide x 92" Tall (82" above ground height), A Multi Feeder Hanging Kit and Bird Bath For Attracting Wild Birds • Amazon Business $25.91 2 $51.82
Large, Clear Window Bird Feeder Attaches to Your Window with Strong Suction Cups, Allows Viewing Birds From Inches Away • Amazon Business $19.95 2 $39.90
Morning Song 11353 Deluxe Wild Bird Food, 40-Pound • Amazon Business $37.11 1 $37.11
Educational Insights GeoSafari Compass Binoculars • Amazon Business $9.99 3 $29.97
Aurosports 10x25 Folding High Powered Binoculars With Weak Light Night Vision Clear Bird Watching Great for Outdoor Sports Games and Concerts • Amazon Business $28.80 1 $28.80
Wagner's 13013 Four Season Wild Bird Food, 40-Pound Bag • Amazon Business $25.50 1 $25.50
Peterson's Backyard Birds of Northern California Poster • Amazon Business $25.18 1 $25.18
EvoCrest Binoculars for Kids w/ Shock Proof Rubber Body – 8x21 High Resolution Lenses w/ Clear Focus Perfect for Bird Watching, Outdoor Play, Educational Learning – Toys for Boys and Girls • Amazon Business $21.95 1 $21.95
Grateful Gnome - Long Window Bird Feeder for Small and Large Birds. Now With Drain Holes! • Amazon Business $19.95 1 $19.95
National Geographic Kids Bird Guide of North America • Amazon Business $12.76 1 $12.76
How and Why Do Birds Fly • Amazon Business $9.42 1 $9.42
What's that Bird? • Amazon Business $8.82 1 $8.82

Materials cost

$412.79

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$37.77

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.19

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$486.75

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$85.90

Total project goal

$572.65

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$572.65

2 Donors

-$284.56

Donations toward project cost

-$244.88

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$39.68

match offer

-$284.55

Match offer toward project cost

-$241.87

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$42.68

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$3.53

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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