My students need a field trip to Catalina Island in order to experience environmental science in the real world!
For the first time ever in the history of our school, my students are excited about advanced level science and math classes! My classroom is collaborative and supportive to ensure my enthusiastic students can succeed in every way possible.
Our school is located in an area of Los Angeles that experiences extreme poverty.
Accordingly, our students face many challenges and adversities on a daily basis, including violence, crime, gangs, drugs, and hunger. The young people that walk through our school gates every day bring with them many barriers to succeed that other children their age are usually sheltered from. They are smart, creative, innovative, and capable of greatness on many different levels.
We are always looking for new and exciting ways to tap into these aspects of their personalities and inspire them to push themselves. Because of where they live and the experiences they're exposed to regularly, a lot of our students lack the confidence to dream and believe in a better life.
The teachers of our school see it as our job to provide them with as many educational experiences as possible, in the hope of igniting a fire inside of them.
My AP environmental science class consists of dedicated students who work tremendously hard each day in class. Despite many challenges, they seek out and excel at the most rigorous coursework offered at our school. However, our school and community lack the resources to send them on engaging trips into the real world to experience environmental science first hand.
My students need your help to connect with the environment around them and experience the field work that is such a crucial component of the discipline.
This proposal is for a trip to Catalina Island during which students will snorkel, kayak and perform environmental science labs at the USC Wrigley Institute!
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