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Mr. Bautsch from Royersford PA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Did Someone Call for an Ornithologist?

My students need BESPIN, LAPUTA, and Vanstarry binoculars, along with field guides, log books and bird feeding stations to enhance their bird and nature watching experience in our Outdoor Classroom.

  • $979 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Our school is comprised of grades K-4 and located in a suburban community within Southeastern Pennsylvania. We have a population of about 350 inquisitive dreamers and thinkers.

These students will be the scientists, entrepreneurs, philanthropists and caretakers of the future.

They enjoy opportunities to help others within our community as well as surrounding areas. They are sensitive to a variety of causes and, in particular, environmental issues. They also crave projects that can extend their talents, knowledge, interest and goodwill.

My Project

"It's not what you look at that matters, it's what you see," ~ Henry David Thoreau

We hope to add a great number of junior ornithologists in the near future.

Our school has recently joined Project Feederwatch with the Cornell Lab of Ornithology to assist in their effort to track species of birds that visit different areas across the country. Feederwatch helps scientists "track broadscale movements of winter bird populations and long-term trends in bird distribution and abundance."

Our students are provided many opportunities to explore nature in our dedicated Outdoor Classroom with an insect garden, pond and a variety of trees, shrubs and plants. We are also lucky to have a lush wooded area and stream alongside the school that supports a variety of wildlife including foxes, groundhogs, and of course, all type of birds.

This project will help them to understand the bigger world in which they live. It will also provide them with opportunities to slow down, get away from video games or devices, and experience, as well as appreciate, nature.

My students need BESPIN, LAPUTA, and Vanstarry binoculars, along with field guides, log books and bird feeding stations to enhance their bird and nature watching experience in our Outdoor Classroom.

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15 donors15 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 350 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Binoculars for Kids 8x21 Set by LAPUTA Shock Proof - Bird Watching - Educational Learning - Birthday Gift - Prism Coating and High Resolution - Hiking - Outdoor - Boy and Girl Toys • Amazon Business $26.99 10 $269.90
Kids Binoculars 8x21 by Vanstarry - Shock Proof Compact Binoculars Toy for Boys and Girls With High-resolution Real Optics - Bird Watching, Travel, Safari, Adventure, Outdoor Fun • Amazon Business $24.99 10 $249.90
Kids Binoculars, BESPIN 8x21 HD Vision Compact Binoculars for Kids, Bird Watching, Hunting, Travel, Outdoor Toy, Kid Explore Set for Boys and Girls - Shock Proof Prism GR • Amazon Business $23.98 5 $119.90
Stokes Beginner's Guide to Birds: Eastern Region (Stokes Field Guide Series) • Amazon Business $4.69 10 $46.90
GrayBunny GB-6844D Deluxe Premium Bird Feeding Station Kit, 22" Wide x 91" Tall (82" above ground height), 3 Prong Base, A Multi Feeder Hanging Kit and Bird Bath For Attracting Wild Birds, Stand Hook • Amazon Business $31.97 1 $31.97
Bird Journal Notebook: Bird Watching Log • Amazon Business $5.99 5 $29.95
Large Window Bird Feeder, (12X7.2X4.0 inch 2 lb)Homono Acrylic Clear See - Through Wild Birds House with Removable Foods and Water Tray, Drain Holes, Butterfly Carving and 3 Suction Cups • Amazon Business $22.99 1 $22.99
Woodlink NABAF18 Audubon Wrap Around Squirrel Baffle, 18-Inch • Amazon Business $18.43 1 $18.43

Materials cost

$789.94

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$11.85

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$831.79

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$146.79

Total project goal

$978.58

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$978.58

13 Donors

-$619.58

Donations toward project cost

-$526.64

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$92.94

match offer

-$359.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$305.15

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$53.85

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$0.00

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Project Activity

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