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Ms. Sutton from Syracuse NY is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Endangered Species Photo Safari

My students need 6 sets of printer ink and photo paper and AA Batteries.

  • $359 goal

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Endangered Species Photo Safari is an effort and project that I feel will truly enlighten my eighth grade art students to the growing problem that climate change and global warming is having on species with in the community as well as around the world. My students are from a low-income, urban community where opportunities to make a difference in their lives as well as others is imperative and important in making a change for our future and future generations. I feel this is just one small step for these students to educate themselves as well as others in this matter.

Last year I was asked to teach digital photography and choose to continue to teach it this year in my 8th grade art classes. But with no requisition money to support the class/program it has been difficult and costly to me. I decided to keep the digital photo class and have had bake sales in order to raise money to provide ink for the one printer in my classroom and batteries for digital cameras provided by the library through a grant, as well as photo paper, and money for field trip to local zoo for the photo safari. I baked all year last year and my students would help sell the baked goods to support the classes. This was the only way we were able to continue with the class. I purchased many supplies out of my own pocket as well and as many teachers do. This year I feel it will be difficult and a challenge to continue to try and do bake sales all year, but I will do whatever it takes to continue this project. I feel that students should learn about Endangered Species and Global Warming as just one part of my digital photography class. I feel it is imperative that my students understand what is happening in our community and world today and possibly hope to make a difference.

In order for students to participate in continuing the photo safari this year-my class will need support in supplies, such as ink for my one printer to print digital photographs of the endangered species taken at the local zoo and batteries for the digital cameras that students will use on the photo safari to capture their chosen species. With these supplies students will be able to process and capture their species in a way that will make a statement to viewers who will truly benefit. Not only do the viewers benefit, but my students most of all. Last year my students conveyed growth as young adults in responsibility, expression of their understanding of content taught, compassion for what's happening in our world today, self-confidence, and a passion for photography.

Your help and your support will allow my students to be able to experience the reality of what is happening in their community and the world around them concerning endangerment to species from climate change and global warming. With the research and photos that my students complete through this project, through digital photography, technology, research through Internet, and visiting the local zoo, my students learn about our worlds growing circumstances that will affect all of us in the future. Students will discuss what their part is in making a difference through class discussions and PowerPoint presentations and then share their information and research as well photographs taken at local zoo with the rest of the student body. I am extremely proud of our students. Our middle school is the first to pursue digital photography at this level and have been extremely successful and I am very proud of them.

Ms. Sutton
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 120 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
HP 02 SERIES W/ 150 SHT ADVANCED PHOTO PAPER -- HP 02 Series 150-sheet Photo Value Pack • Quill $35.99 6 $215.94
DURACELL COPPERTOP "AA" BATTERIES 12-PK -- Duracell Alkaline "AA" Batteries; 12/Pack Recloseable • Quill $9.85 4 $39.40

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