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Mr. Byrns from Tustin CA is requesting Instructional Technology through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

California Native Plants to Help Increase Biodiversity in Orange County

Help me give my students California Native Plants to help increase biodiversity in our area!

  • $686 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Our students learn best by doing. In other words, students will learn best by trying to make sense of something on their own with the teacher as a guide to help them along the way.

Many of our students are English language learners.

One of the best techniques educators can use to help these students master science concepts is to provide examples of real, relevant, hands-on science materials and equipment.

Our student population is 92.6% socioeconomically disadvantaged and 39.1% are English learners.

My Project

Our students will report biodiversity levels by observing plants and animals using iNatualist and Seek apps.

We are currently, trying to establish a California Native Plant Garden on campus to help fight colony collapse disorder due to urban sprawl.

We are also hoping that the California Native Plant Garden will increase biodiversity, help support pollinators and beautify our campus.

We currently have 6, 4 X 8 raised beds where we grow seasonal fruits and vegetables. We also have 12, 50 gallon rain barrels and 3 composters.

Planting native plants helps bring back pollinators and other beneficial insects.

Mr. Byrns
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Various California Native Plants • Tree Of Life Nursery $499.10 1 $499.10

Materials cost

$499.10

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$45.67

3rd party payment processing fee

$7.49

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$582.26

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$102.75

Total project goal

$685.01

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$685.01

4 Donors

-$228.34

Donations toward project cost

-$194.09

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$34.25

match offer

-$456.67

Match offer toward project cost

-$388.17

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$68.50

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$0.00

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