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Mrs. Foote from San Jose CA is requesting a class trip through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Monterey Bay Aquarium Adventure

Help me give my students the opportunity to learn about conservation awareness and action at the Monterey Bay Aquarium.

  • $4,703 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Our students are full of curiosity. They have a hunger for knowledge and hands-on experiences that makes them a delight to teach! Located in the heart of Silicon Valley, we work to teach the underserved of our community.

Many of these students are students are first time scientists.

They crave hands-on experiences and an opportunity to make sense of the world around them. I am overjoyed to have the opportunity to help guide them into the world of scientific exportation and maybe even spark passion in a future career.

My Project

At my school, we teach in teams. And my team's focus this year is to cultivate global-mindedness in our teaching. In our curriculum, we include topics of scientific literacy, climate change, and global citizenship. During the second semester of this school year, we will be discovering how we have been shaped by our local environment and how we have in turn shaped it.

As educators, we strive to provide our students with a comprehensive learning experience.

Although we live only an hour from the ocean, most students haven't had the chance to examine what lies beneath the surface. The Monterey Bay Aquarium provides us the opportunity to dive deep, while staying dry! What better way to inspire the next generation of ocean stewards than by experiencing the ocean face-to-face.

This year our students will be using the experiences they create at the Monterey Bay Aquarium in their math, language arts, history, and science classes. By the end of the year, our students will have connected with the natural history of our unique ecosystem and become prime champions for conservation policy, eco-friendly living, and engineering solutions to our planet's greatest challenges.

Mrs. Foote
Grades 6-8
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Component Company Total
Activity Monterey Bay Aquarium $3,908.43

Trip cost

$3,908.43

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$58.63

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$3,997.06

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$705.36

Total project goal

$4,702.42

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$4,702.42

62 Donors

-$4,263.92

Donations toward project cost

-$3,869.56

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$394.36

match offer

-$150.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$127.50

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$22.50

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$288.50

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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