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Mr. Taff from Jackson GA is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Getting Their Hands Dirty for Nutrition and Environment

My students need the aquaculture system and analyzer to fully appreciate the agricultural curriculum. My students will also be aware of their nutrition and environment.

  • $361 goal

This project expired on July 1, 2013.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Did anyone ever tell you "Seeing is Believing"? Agricultural Education is built around hands-on learning but my students do not have the needed materials to put their knowledge to work!

My students are from a small rural community, in middle Georgia.

They are mostly from low income families and are on free or reduced lunch. They are not exposed to new or currently trending activities. Being green and learning efficient living is very important. The agriculture industry plays a large role in our community but students do not get to experience this field until they reach high school. Excitement ran high when they first heard we would be able to have an agriculture course! My students have only been exposed to agriculture through the school's FFA chapter. As their adviser, I have been able to watch them live the FFA motto: Learning to Do, Doing to Learn, Earning to Live, Living to Serve. Many of the students I teach are very visual, hands-on learners and now they need YOU to help them learn in a well-rounded agricultural program!

My Project

I want to give my students the opportunity to do something they wouldn't normally be able to do! By getting the desk top aquaculture tanks my students will get to experience an industry many of them have never even heard of: aquaculture! They will gain experience with aquaculture equipment and be able to raise aquatic plants and animals. They will also be able to test the soil in our gardens, greenhouse, and the aquaculture projects with the electronic soil tester. The students will get immediate results on test. During these projects, they will not just be growing living things. They will be growing collaborative skills, leadership skills, and plans for a better future! A student's early interest in this program will help open their eyes to the world of agriculture! There are so many careers and opportunities they will be exposed to. These projects can build driven, self-confident students!

During these projects, they will not just be growing living things for their nutrition but will also learn about environmentally friendly activities.

They are the ones taking over this planet once we leave, and they must learn efficient ways to live. They will be growing collaborative skills, leadership skills, and plans for a better future! Interest in this program will help open their eyes to the world of agriculture! There are so many careers and opportunities they will be exposed to.

Mr. Taff
Grades 9-12
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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7 donors7 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 145 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
4-Way Analyzer • Nasco $31.50 1 $31.50
Countertop Aquaculture System • Nasco $202.25 1 $202.25

Materials cost

$233.75

Vendor shipping charges

$23.38

State sales tax

$16.13

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.51

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$306.77

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$54.14

Total project goal

$360.91

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$360.91

6 Donors

-$180.45

Donations toward project cost

-$153.38

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$27.07

match offer

-$180.46

Match offer toward project cost

-$153.39

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$27.07

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$0.00

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