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Mrs. Garcia from Bronx NY is requesting Lab Equipment through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Bringing Oysters Into Our Classroom!

My students need tools to help build a classroom oyster tank.

  • $336 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Our students are a diverse group of young people who often times have stories that will break your heart. Our students live in neighborhoods with high crime and poverty rates. They come to school hungry and sometimes improperly clothed. As teachers, paraprofessionals, and counselors we try to meet their needs as best we can, but sometimes the need is great.

As New Yorkers, we live in one of the most exciting cities in the world.

However, my students rarely get the opportunity to explore it. Some of my students have never been out of their neighborhood!

This year the STEM Department has introduced the Billion Oyster Project by participating in our own Oyster Restoration Station (ORS) and we want to bring the oysters into their classroom. We want to build our own classroom oyster tank and need to buy the materials to do so!

My Project

Our students are live in one of the most exciting cities in the world, New York, yet some fail to realize our city is surrounded by water! Through the Billion Oyster Project, we have been able to expose our students to the waterways by working with oysters and their ability to help to clean our environment. Watching the expressions of our students when they stepped foot on the ferry to Governor's Island was priceless and we want to continue to expose and educate them about the water and organisms that surround our home.

Bringing an oyster tank into our classroom would help to keep our students engaged in the Billion Oyster Project without having to be in the field every day.

During Parent Teacher Conferences, Family Fair Day, or when talking to other people about our work in the field our students can show and speak to their work with the Billion Oyster Project. This project will give our students the confidence and ability to promote taking care of our environment while learning how to be a part of a team.

Mrs. Garcia
Grades 9-12
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Instant Ocean Sea Salt for Marine Aquariums, Nitrate & Phosphate-Free • Amazon Business $49.98 1 $49.98
Neiko 01413A Electronic Digital Caliper with Extra Large LCD Screen | 0 - 8 Inches | Inch/Fractions/Millimeter Conversion • Amazon Business $24.85 2 $49.70
API STRESS ZYME Freshwater and Saltwater Aquarium Cleaning Solution 64-Ounce Bottle • Amazon Business $43.29 1 $43.29
Neiko 01407A Stainless Steel Electronic Digital Caliper with Extra Large LCD Screen | 0 - 6 Inches | Inch/Fractions/Millimeter Conversion • Amazon Business $17.39 2 $34.78
API TAP WATER CONDITIONER Aquarium Water Conditioner 1-Gallon Bottle • Amazon Business $30.69 1 $30.69
Seapora 52098 3 Compartments • Amazon Business $27.83 1 $27.83
Aquarium Aerator Air Stones Fish Tank Bubbler Ceramic Airstones Pack of 10 • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Tetra Whisper Easy to Use Air Pump for Aquariums (Non-UL) • Amazon Business $4.89 1 $4.89
Penn Plax Airline Tubing for Aquariums –Clear and Flexible Resists Kinking, 25 Feet Standard • Amazon Business $2.99 1 $2.99

Materials cost

$251.14

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.77

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$284.91

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$50.28

Total project goal

$335.19

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$335.19

2 Donors

-$335.19

Donations toward project cost

-$284.91

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$50.28

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$0.00

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