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Ms. Buls from Baltimore MD is requesting Other through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Living Classroom: Chickens and Butterflies!

My students need an Octagon 20 Classroom Pack with Fertile Chicken Eggs and a butterfly kit to have experiences with live animals and nature.

  • $899 goal

This project expired on April 30, 2012.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

When my daughter was young, she had the chance to spend time on a farm and care for animals. I grew up in a city but also had the chance to spend a lot of time on a farm. I believe those experiences shape your life.

My students attend an urban public school in Maryland.

These fourth-graders are being taught science daily for the first time. Most of them have not had the opportunity to explore nature and many of them are a little afraid of the outside world. My classroom is full of kids that are filled with curiosity but the majority of their experiences with nature are through a screen.

My Project

Raising butterflies and chickens will give my students the chance to see nature in action. It is one thing to read about the stages of development and it is another to actually see a chick hatch. These classroom kits will allow me to provide this experience for my class this year and for years to come.

Help give these kids the chance to see nature first-hand.

I think the first step in developing individuals who care about the environment is hands-on experiences with the world around them--maybe then they will work to save it.

Ms. Buls
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 90 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Octagon 20 Classroom Pack • Carolina Biological Supply Company $567.10 1 $567.10
Butterflies in the Classroom Kit (with live caterpillars) • Carolina Biological Supply Company $53.15 1 $53.15

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