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  • 58 donors
  • $8,395 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Mrs. Patton
Grades 3-5
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households
  • 58 donors
  • $0 still needed

Extending Learning Beyond Our School Walls

Help me give my students an opportunity to leave the city and attend Nature's Classroom.

My Students

One of our school’s greatest assets is our diversity. Our students and their families bring a wide range of experiences and perspectives into the classroom. We serve students from a wide range of socioeconomic, ethnic, and national backgrounds. However, the majority of our students come from low income families. A large gap in socioeconomic status becomes an issue when we leave our classrooms and open instruction up to the larger world as we head outside the building and outside the city.

We know we can’t equalize every part of our students’ lives, but this trip is one way we work to make sure all our students get to learn and grow in new ways.

While some students can afford the full cost of our trip, many cannot, and some aren’t able to contribute anything at all so we rely heavily on fundraising and donations. We do as much as possible to make sure our students have the same opportunities as any other child in the Commonwealth.

While some students can afford the full cost of our Nature's Classroom trip, many cannot contribute and rely on fundraising and donations.

My Project

We aim to help our students become explorers, thinkers, and scientists as they experience outdoor learning at Nature’s Classroom. The students will solve problems, work collaboratively, and work to bond as a grade. They will have the opportunity to further develop a range of social and emotional skills which will serve them well as they progress through middle school and into high school and even college and their future careers.

Visiting Nature’s Classroom will expose students to a new educational setting, deepen their sense of community, and foster their self-confidence.

In addition, it also serves as a wonderful way for students and teachers to continue building strong relationships as we are able to interact in a new and exciting setting. Finally, it is a way for all our students to feel a sense of belonging because every child is able to attend.

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Hooray! This project is fully funded

Where Your Donation Goes

Component Company Total
Activity Nature's Classroom $7,000.00

Trip cost

$7,000.00

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$105.00

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$7,135.00

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$1,259.12

Total project goal

$8,394.12

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$8,394.12

57 Donors

-$6,661.02

Donations toward project cost

-$5,750.37

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$910.65

match offer

-$1,629.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$1,384.65

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$244.35

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$104.12

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

Our team works hard to negotiate the best pricing and selections available.

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58 donors58 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 41 students.

Project Activity

This classroom project was brought to life by An anonymous classroom supporter and 57 other donors.

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