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Mr. Z. from San Jose CA is requesting a class trip through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Experiencing the Ocean and Marine life.

The cost of sending 20 students to the Monterey Bay Aquarium is $678, including <a target="new" href="http://www.donorschoose.org/html/fulfillment.htm" onclick="g_openWindow('http://www.donorschoose.org/html/fulfillment.htm', 300, 800, 'fulfillwindow');return false;">fulfillment</a>.

  • $678 goal

This project expired on October 3, 2005.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

How do you explain the ocean and marine life to students with significant developmentally delays, very limited language, as well as cognitive and perceptive problems? They must experience it first hand. Three years ago, we were able to take our Classes to the Monterey Bay Aquarium and that experience stayed with the students and became part of their long-term memory. We have been granted free entrance for a self-guided tour from the Aquarium, but we need to pay for the bus to take our two classes. One class has 8 profoundly autistic students and the other has 12 students with significant developmental delays like Downs Syndrome. There will be 10 staff members chaperoning, including 2 teachers, a speech therapist, a psychologist and 6 special education teacher aides. The visit will be video taped and discussed with students for the next three years while discussion animals and their habitats. The students pay more attention to video in which they are a part and relive the experience. This allows the four hour experience to become a part of their life long memory and cognitive awareness of the world around them.

Mr. Z.
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 20 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Destination Partipants Total
Monterey Bay Aquarium
(1 bus for 30 people leaving 9 am and returning by 2 pm)
20 students and 10 adults $525.00

Trip cost

$525.00

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

3rd party payment processing fee

Fulfillment labor & materials

Total project cost

$555.55

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$121.95

Total project goal

$677.50

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$677.50

1 Donor

-$638.88

Donations toward project cost

-$556.00

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$82.88

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$39.17

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$0.00

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