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Mrs. C. from Ashford CT is requesting lab equipment through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Environmental Scientist Students Study Hummingbirds

My students need hummingbird feeders, seeds, and potting soil to plant a hummingbird garden to save our local hummingbird population!

  • $299 goal

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Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I teach in a rural school in northeastern Connecticut. My students are amazing! They come to school will brilliant ideas, and are often passionate about putting them into practice. They love to take what we are learning and apply it to the real world. Throughout the day, I ask my students to take on different roles: computer scientists, authors, explorers, astronauts- even environmental scientists!

My students love any type of project that allows them to practice their learning in a real-world way.

Our school is a project-based learning school, which means that students get to apply their learning to real-world projects. The ideas they come up with are amazing and it's wonderful to watch them contribute to their world.

My Project

This year, my students have been studying hummingbirds. We have learned all about what they eat, where they sleep- we have even written a book about them! Students have been doing a lot of research both on their own and asking questions and skyping with to a National Geographic Explorer, Anusha Shakar, who studies hummingbirds.

The more they researched, the more concerned they grew about how deforestation was impacting hummingbirds.

They want to build a hummingbird garden so that we can give our local hummingbirds a home and learn more about them. However, in order to attract hummingbirds to our area and make our hummingbird garden a reality, we need a variety of hummingbird feeders and hummingbird friendly plants.

Our hummingbird garden will give my students the change to put a wide variety of environmental science skills into practice and allow them to take action to protect our local hummingbird population.

Mrs. C.
Grades 3-5
  • Ashford School
  • Ashford, CT
  • More than a third of students from low‑income households

    This project will reach 400 students.

    4 donors have given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
MAGGIFT 12 oz Hanging Hummingbird Feeder • Amazon Business $15.99 5 $79.95
First Nature 3051 Hummingbird Feeder, 16-Ounce (2 Pack Red) • Amazon Business $17.99 2 $35.98
Seeds Starting Potting Mix American Spring Garden Soil • Amazon Business $8.99 4 $35.96
Perky-Pet 209B Our Best Glass Hummingbird Feeder • Amazon Business $12.94 2 $25.88
9GreenBox - Seedling Starter Trays, 144 Cells: (24 Trays; 6-cells Per Tray), Plus 5 Plant Labels • Amazon Business $7.13 3 $21.39
Package of 30,000 Seeds, Bird and Butterfly Wildflower Mixture (100% Pure Live Seed) Non-GMO Seeds by Seed Needs … • Amazon Business $12.50 1 $12.50
Energup Garden Tool Set Gardening Kit Includes Trowel Transplanter, Trowel and Weeder Vegetable Herb Garden Hand Tools Set • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99

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