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Mrs. McCaslin from Sacramento CA is requesting a class trip through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Embarking on an Outdoor Adventure

My students need the chance to learn about the natural world that surrounds them through an extensive outdoor classroom experience.

  • $7,181 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My 4th grade students and I have been together since first grade. Being together for the past 3 1/2 years has been a remarkably powerful experience. The students and I are developing a deep understanding of and an empathy for one another. We have become a close knit group. We will be on this journey together through the 8th grade.

My students are curious, happy, and eager for a challenge in all aspects of their education.

We go on overnight field trips to have authentic experiences about the academic subjects being studied. Being outside of the classroom on these adventures helps to keep my students engaged and loving school.

My Project

Our adventure will take place at Pigeon Point Lighthouse State Historic Park on the Pacific Ocean 50 miles south of San Francisco. A team of naturalists will lead my students in exploring the inter-tidal region of the Pacific coast, the surrounding redwood trees, as well as the riparian ecosystem all found within a few miles of our base camp.

The focus for this trip will be on exploring the natural world in order to become good stewards of our land and waters.

In addition, the students will learn what it takes to become responsible citizens through team building and cooperation.

The curriculum is aligned with CA State Standards, focuses on three strands:

Nature Appreciation and Understanding

Cooperation and Teamwork

Citizenship and Empowerment

Mrs. McCaslin
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Component Company Total
Activity Exploring New Horizons, a California nonprofit public benefit corporation $5,984.00

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