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Mr. Butler from Ocean Springs MS is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Marine Aquatics Habitats and Aquaria Study

My students need aquarium supplies to help us study the interactions of different species in a tank community.

  • $509 goal

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My Students

Help us explore the interactions and ecosystems of marine organisms in a natural surrounding!

My students in Marine Aquatics are hard working and a great group of kids.

We have worked with several local species and had great results on the maintaining and feeding of these unique species. My classroom contains five 55 gallon tanks that are ready for some visitor! The students are completely responsible for their individual tanks and are the only ones who care for them. I know they will be excited to see the new life in the classroom!

My Project

The items I have requested are a starter for what the tanks have the ability of becoming. The echinoderms (sea stars, Sea Cucumbers, and Brittle Stars) will help them understand the roles of the detritivores of the ocean. The Marine fish will allows us to stock our existing tank in the lobby and will be viewed by 2,000+ kids a day!These items will look great for open house, classroom studies, and the several elementary schools who visit and explorer my classroom for Ocean Day every year.

The main reason I want to get these items is to spark an interest in my students for marine ecosystems.

The amount of discussion, work , and understanding that go in the preservation and aquaculture of our surroundings is unknown to my students

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Mr. Butler
Grades 9-12
Half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 300 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Marine Fish Set, Living • Carolina Biological Supply Company $125.40 1 $125.40
Marine Echinoderm Set • Carolina Biological Supply Company $106.40 1 $106.40
Living Rock Community Set • Carolina Biological Supply Company $107.35 1 $107.35

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