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Ms. Castaneda-Hepburn from Los Angeles CA is requesting a class trip through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Help Us See the Sea Animals, Part 2!

My students need bus transportation back form UCSD, Sea World and Birch Aquarium after an overnight stay at Sea World.

  • $1,402 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students have chosen to follow the Marine Science Pathway at our school. All their classes are focused on the Marine Environment and working towards saving our planet. While they have many chances to observe a few small marine creatures in local aquariums and in the tide pools, but they also want to see larger marine mammals and more exotic creatures.

Each year we take the students to an offsite marine research facility to learn about careers in Marine Science.

Realizing that most of the students could not pay for the trip and that selling chocolate would take too much time, we wanted to look at donations and grants. Knowing about DonorsChoose.org, we realized they had found the way to get their trip funded!

My Project

My students need Bus transportation from the University of California in San Diego, Scripps Aquarium and Sea World back to school after an overnight stay of Sea World. Our trip takes us to UCSD to see the college experience: dorms, classrooms, activities. Then we head to Scripps Aquarium to meet with scientists and scientist in training (university students). We also tour the facility, seeing one of the best collections of Sea Horses and Leafy Sea Dragons any where. Then, we get back on the bus to Sea World where my students know that some of the organisms we will see can only be seen at Sea World.

Then they will spend the night inside the Sea Turtle exhibit, falling asleep while watching these amazing creatures glide through the water.

While at Sea World, the students will participate is a group activity that will require teamwork and patience to dissect a squid. They will be required to analyze their findings and create a data table comparing each others squids.

At each site, my students will also learn about careers in science and animal husbandry and participate in feeding several of the animals and exploring the areas behind the scenes, such as the nursery.

Ms. Castaneda-Hepburn
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 50 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Component Company Total
Transportation Gold Coast Tours $1,144.50

Trip cost

$1,144.50

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$17.17

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$1,191.67

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$210.29

Total project goal

$1,401.96

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$1,401.96

1 Donor

-$640.00

Donations toward project cost

-$640.00

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$0.00

match offer

-$649.02

Match offer toward project cost

-$551.67

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$97.35

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$112.94

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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