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Mrs. Dunsworth from Richardson TX is requesting a classroom visitor through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Bring the Zoo to School

Help me give my students a Dallas Zoo presentation with animals and zoo keepers at our school.

  • $454 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My PreK students are four and five-year-olds who come from high poverty or English as a second language homes. These students attend a public school in an urban area of Texas.

For most of my students, my classroom is their first school experience and they come with such an excitement for learning and trying new things, like working puzzles, listening to a book, or painting.

I am privileged to watch them grow and develop skills in such a hands-on environment!

My Project

Seeing animals up close and personal makes learning come alive! Many of my pre-k students have never been to a real zoo, so this presentation is the next best thing. Zookeepers will bring six to eight animals to our school for a 45 minute presentation about the animals habitat, diet, and other characteristics. Seeing an owl fly across the room, touching an enormous tortoise, or petting a snake is so much more engaging than just ready about animals in books. It will be a day my students never forget when a flamingo and a penguin come walking into our classroom.

Mrs. Dunsworth
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

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3 donors3 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 44 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Visitor Total
Dallas Zoo $350.00

Visitor cost

$350.00

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.25

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$385.25

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$67.99

Total project goal

$453.24

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$453.24

2 Donors

-$226.62

Donations toward project cost

-$192.63

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$33.99

match offer

-$226.61

Match offer toward project cost

-$192.62

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$33.99

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$0.00

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Project Activity

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