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Ms. Hawley from Point Hope AK is requesting Lab Equipment through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

I Wet My Plants: A Middle School Journey in Growing

Help me give my students the ability to grow veggies for YEARS with this indoor greenhouse and LED Grow Light!

  • $431 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Who are my kids? I work on the North Slope of Alaska. I teach about 50 7th and 8th grade students ELA, Math and Social Studies. 100% of our students receive a free or reduced- price lunch because most families in our village live a subsistence lifestyle. What does that mean? For most of their food, the people of Tikigaq hunt and fish. These kids are extraordinary! How, you ask?

My students are Native Iñupiaq kids in a village in rural northern Alaska.

That's right! It's bush Alaska! We live in a fly-in village of about 700 people. No roads out of town, only planes! It's a poor community in wealth, but rich in community and culture.

My students work hard and play hard! I asked them what to tell you - and they want you to know that they LOVE sports and sledding.....not to mention whaling, hunting, and fishing!

My Project

If you could see Point Hope, Alaska, you'd realize why it's difficult to grow a garden anywhere. The village is sitting on millions of tons of rocks, with the ocean on one side and a lagoon on the other. The only growth we see is on the tundra - which is beautiful and bountiful - but we cannot grow vegetables in the permafrost nor can we watch it from our classroom.

Please help my students to see how plants grow and produce food.

We will nurture our plants and encourage them to grow daily with music and love. The LED Grow Light is especially critical to us, as the sun goes down for two months from December to February.

We will journal daily - measuring and recording everything we do. We are looking forward to determining specific experiments we will conduct on our plants. Thank you for considering a donation!

Ms. Hawley
Grades 6-8
More than half of students from low‑income households

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latinx, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

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Phlizon Newest 1500W High Power Series Plant LED Grow Light,with Thermometer Humidity Monitor,with Adjustable Rope,Double Chips Full Spectrum Grow Lamp for Indoor Plant • Amazon Business $149.99 1 $149.99
Home-Complete Walk-in Greenhouse- Indoor Outdoor with 8 Sturdy Shelves-Grow Plants, Seedlings, Herbs, or Flowers in Any Season-Gardening Rack • Amazon Business $69.54 1 $69.54
Houseables 5 Tier Planter, Stackable, 28" H x 12" W, Polypropylene, Terracotta, Vertical, Self-Watering, 5-Tiered Pots, Indoor/Outdoor Strawberry Garden Kit, for Flowers, Vegetables, Herbs, Gardening • Amazon Business $26.82 2 $53.64
Minute Soil - Compressed Coco Coir Fiber Grow Medium - 3 Bricks = 4.5 Gallons of Potting Soil - Seed Starting, Gardening, House Plants, Flowers, Microgreens, Wheatgrass - Add Water - Peat Free - OMRI • Amazon Business $21.99 1 $21.99
Minute Soil - Compressed Coco Coir Fiber Grow Medium - 100 MM Discs - 10 Pack = 4.25 Gallons of Potting Soil - Gardening, House Plants, Flowers, Herbs, Microgreens, Wheatgrass - Just Add Water - OMRI • Amazon Business $19.25 1 $19.25
80,000 beads A box and A bag HYMONA Flash Water Beads Sooper Beads Crystal Soil Water Bead Gel For Refill, Sensory Toys, Vase Filler • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99

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