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Mrs. Steiner from Carnegie PA is requesting Lab Equipment through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Birds and Bats Are Welcome Here!

My students need Flying Spoon Grass Bird Huts & Wooden Bat Boxes for our school campus.

  • $406 goal

This project expired on December 18, 2018.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Our bright students come from blue collar families and live right outside the city limits of Pittsburgh. Our students primarily come from economically disadvantaged homes and many receive free or reduced price breakfast and lunch. Despite this, our students rise to the challenge in the classroom and in the community through volunteer efforts, participation in school activities and as mentors for each other. Our community suffered a devastating flood in 2004 which forced the district to temporarily shut down. Instead of enjoying the time off school, our students rolled up their sleeves to clean out homes and businesses around town and to deliver food and water to those in need. This is the way we do things at our school. Our motto is "Community, Character and Excellence" and our students live up to this everyday.

My Project

Our students have chosen to become globally responsible citizens. To support their efforts, teachers have focused classroom activities on the cornerstones of Research, Conservation & Education. Our students grow food in our greenhouse for the community gardens, they raise and release brook trout into local waterways and now they would like to make our school campus a welcoming and safe place for birds and bats to make their homes.

"The human-dominated landscape no longer supports functioning ecosystems or provides healthy places for birds." Audubon.org

Help support our students as they transform our school campus into a place where birds flourish and bats can nest safely.

Bats are important to our health as they assist in controlling the mosquito population. One bat can eat as many as 1,200 mosquitoes in an hour. This helps reduce the spread of vector-borne illnesses. The wooden bat houses will allow space for bats to safely establish a colony and will protect them from making a home in a less desirable location.

With the addition of the Woodlink, Nature's Way and Flying Spoon bird houses, our students can observe, track and record the different varieties of birds who are invited to nest in our boxes. Students can then share their findings on global databases such as eBird.org which encourages communities to get involved in conservation efforts by providing critical data on bird migration and habitat.

The Perky Pet bird feeders and Wagner's bird seed will allow us another opportunity to observe the birds that call our school campus home.

Mrs. Steiner
Grades 9-12
More than half of students from low‑income households

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7 donors7 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 100 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Wooden Bat House for Outdoors~ Multi Double Chamber Bat Box~ Premium Red Cedar ~ Outdoor Bat Shelter ~ Environmental Friendly Natural Mosquito & Insect Control for your yard, flower & vegetable garden • Amazon Business $34.99 3 $104.97
Woodlink Wooden Bluebird House - Model BB1 • Amazon Business $22.15 3 $66.45
Flying Spoon Grass Bird Hut Teardrop Hanging Bird Nest 100% Natural Fiber Hand-Woven Bird House-Provides shelter for Finch & Canary • Amazon Business $8.59 5 $42.95
Nature's Way Bird Products CWH1 Cedar Wren House, 8" x 8.875" x 8.125" • Amazon Business $15.88 2 $31.76
Perky-Pet 102 Squirrel Resistant Easy Feeder • Amazon Business $24.25 1 $24.25
Wagner's 62059 Greatest Variety Blend, 16-Pound Bag • Amazon Business $19.98 1 $19.98
Perky-Pet 336 Squirrel-Be-Gone Wild Bird Feeder – 2 lb • Amazon Business $19.98 1 $19.98

Materials cost

$310.34

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.66

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$345.00

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$60.88

Total project goal

$405.88

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$405.88

6 Donors

-$380.00

Donations toward project cost

-$323.75

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$56.25

match offer

-$25.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$21.25

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$3.75

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$0.88

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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