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Mr. Garrett from Orlando FL is requesting Art Supplies through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Improving Water Quality with Floating Gardens

Help me give my students burlap rolls, deer fence mesh, and outdoor cable ties for the chance to work on a new and exciting project to create a floating garden in our school's retention pond.

  • $681 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Our club is one of the few afterschool clubs at our school in the greater Orlando area.

Our middle school is a Title I school that is struggling to help connect our students to the math, science, and technology areas that create the growing divide in those who do or don't make it to college.

As a Science teacher, I take a certain level of pride in trying to create lessons and projects that deepen, enrich, and inspire my students to see themselves as more than just 'students' in our school and community.

Our school is has 1219 students with 47.9% Hispanic (a majority of whom English is their second language), and 46.2% Haitian/African American. All of our students receive free breakfast, lunch, and dinner due to our school's Title 1 status. Though behavior is a regular issue, our school practices restorative justice to help students resolve issues instead of immediate suspension.

My Project

Students will be collecting water samples and conducting biodiversity indexes of our school's retention pond. Students will collect this data over a few months and then create floating gardens to help improve the water quality and biodiversity within the pond. Students will make regular observations and water quality checks to measure the impact of these floating gardens.

Students will be actively engaging in environmental science practices to gain real data on their impact of the biodiversity and water quality on campus.

Our requested supplies are the three major components needed to construct our floating gardens. These items will create the plant bed in which the plants will grow.

Mr. Garrett
Grades 6-8
Nearly all 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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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
TK34023054T Burlap Roll 5 oz. Burlap Natural 40 x 300 ft. • Grainger $86.25 3 $258.75
TK34023052T Deer Fence 58 x 34 Mesh Size 7 ft. Height 100 ft. Length • Grainger $61.87 4 $247.48
TK34023053T 23.50L x 0.35W Standard Indoor Outdoor Cable Tie Black Tensile Strength 175 lb. • Grainger $16.85 2 $33.70

Materials cost

$539.93

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$8.10

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$578.03

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$102.01

Total project goal

$680.04

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$680.04

3 Donors

-$338.00

Donations toward project cost

-$291.05

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$46.95

match offer

-$337.62

Match offer toward project cost

-$286.98

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$50.64

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$4.41

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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