You're on track to get doubled donations (and unlock a reward for the colleague who referred you). Keep up the great work!
Take credit for your charitable giving! Check out your tax receipts

In a rush to make a major tax-deductible gift before the year's end? Purchase account credits and choose projects later!

Time is running out! Make your tax-deductible gift before midnight on December 31.

To use your $50 gift card credits, find a project to fund and we'll automatically apply your credits at checkout. Find a classroom project
Are you a public school teacher in need of funding? Get funded »
Skip to main content

We're a charity that makes it easy for anyone to help a classroom in need. Your gift is tax-deductible.

Your school email address was successfully verified.

  • $420 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Mr. Genthner
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households
  • 4 donors
  • $0 still needed

Find It!-Orienteering, Map and Compass

My students need a GPS and 10 magnetic compasses and a lesson book to complete an Orienteering course.

Students want to get out of the city! Many students and parents think that the science classroom is only about learning how to work in a lab. I want to introduce outdoor challenges as an extension of the science classroom.

Children who never get out of their neighborhood. Students who never get out of the city. These are my students. They don't have the resources to get out into the outdoors. No one to take them, don't know where to go or what to do. These are things that my students tell me.

The majority of my students have never taken a walk in the woods. I want to provide an opportunity for them so that when we are looking at maps, they understand why people use and need maps. An orienteering or a map and compass class provides an excellent opportunity to get the students out of the city, observing nature, practicing reasoning skills and learning important skills.

We are an urban school with economically depressed students. Our students miss out on many opportunities that other schools/children take for granted. Almost 98% of our students receive free lunches. Many students come to school to get meals. Fun activities such as going to the Metro-park with their family to hike on the trails is not going to happen. You can help give these children a fun, learning course that will enrich their lives!

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Brunton Atlas GPS • Nasco $192.95 1 $192.95
BOOK-BE EXPRT W/MAP&COMP • Sargent Welch $19.80 1 $19.80
Field Compass • Frey Scientific, Inc. $7.76 10 $77.60

Materials cost


Vendor shipping charges


State sales tax


3rd party payment processing fee


Fulfillment labor & materials


Total project cost


Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms


Total project goal


How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal


4 Donors


Donations toward project cost


Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms


Excluded support for DonorsChoose


Still needed View calculationHide calculation


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

View complete list Show less

4 donors4 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 50 students.

Project Activity

Boost your odds

Add a profile photo in addition to your classroom photo. If you add a photo, it'll show up right here on your project page.

You are more likely to receive funding if you put a face to your name.

Upload a photo
{"pmaHash":"","schoolCity":"Detroit","showProjectRecommendations":true,"teachersOnPage":[177808],"isTeacherViewingTheirOwnProject":false,"schoolState":"MI","teacherPossessivePronoun":"his","PMsManager":null,"schoolGradeType":{"id":2,"name":"Elementary School"},"TeacherPMForms":{},"applePayMerchantID":"","proposalId":152106,"proposalMessageFormModel":null,"numActiveProjects":0,"completingDonationAmount":0,"teacherHasClassroomPhoto":true,"proposalURL":"","verifyShowPhotos":"","numStudents":50,"teacherScreenName":"Mr. Genthner","authorIds":{"177808":{"owner":"Mr. Genthner","donationSalutations":{}}},"displayedPercentFunded":1.0,"proposalsOnPage":[152106],"proposalHash":"-751084968","isApplePayMobileOnly":true,"progressBarPercentage":100.00,"pmaId":"","teacherProfilePhotoURL":"","teacherHasProfilePhoto":true,"currentWorkflowStatusCode":21,"teacherChallengeId":70139,"photosPublished":false,"queryString":"","DonorPMForm":null,"isApplePayEnabled":true,"fundedByTarget":false,"activeProject":null,"donorIdsForImpactPhotoCheck":[],"teacherId":177808,"schoolCounty":"Wayne","fullyFunded":true,"isStudentLed":false,"isExpired":true,"schoolStateObj":{"code":"MI","name":"Michigan"}}