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Mrs. Herlong from Saluda SC is requesting a class trip through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Lions, Tigers, and Bears... Oh My!

My students need the opportunity to engage in real world learning experiences to deepen their understanding and mastery of their science and literacy standards.

  • $991 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Our school is nestled in a small rural town in South Carolina. We have a high poverty rate and over half of our student population does not speak English as their native language. One of the best ways to deepen our student knowledge is by providing real life experiences! Unfortunately, we are not always able to do all the experiences we prefer due to funding. It's the worst feeling when you know what's beneficial and funding gets in the way.

My Project

We all learn in different ways and at different times... however, most learn best through experiences. Our students can read books, do online research, and watch videos all about animals but the opportunity to actually SEE animals in their habitats, observe their behaviors, note their surroundings, and more will deepen knowledge and understanding beyond a classroom experience.

We have entered an era where some of the first funds cut are for such experiences which field trips can provide.

It is crucial to provide students more real world experiences in order for them to make connections between the texts they read and the TRUE experiences they encounter.

Mrs. Herlong
Grades PreK-2
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Component Company Total
Activity Riverbanks Zoo $800.00

Trip cost

$800.00

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$12.00

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$842.00

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$148.59

Total project goal

$990.59

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$990.59

4 Donors

-$495.29

Donations toward project cost

-$421.00

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$74.29

match offer

-$495.29

Match offer toward project cost

-$421.00

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$74.29

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$0.00

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Project Activity

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