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Ms. Rudzinski from Bronx NY is requesting a class trip through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Nature Explorers

Help me give my students a hands-on experience at the New York Botanical Gardens to learn about pollination.

  • $167 goal

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My Students

We are an integrated collaborative teaching (ICT) First-grade class, with a mixture of general and special education students at a large high-needs, Title I school in the Bronx. Although the majority of students come from low-income homes or from homes with limited parental involvement, they are enthusiastic and come to school every day ready to learn. These children see school as a consistent part of their daily lives and strive daily to make me proud.

My 24 First graders are some of the happiest children I have ever had the pleasure of working with.

Many struggle with various disabilities, such as ADHD, autism, and speech and language impairments. They inspire me to provide the best education I can for them.

My Project

In science, students are learning about plants and its importance to life on Earth. The New York Botanical Gardens is a perfect place for students to explore plants through inquiry-based methods. Students have the opportunity to engage in experiences with plants and the natural world, which will help them to develop understandings of plants, their cultural uses, and their overall importance to life on Earth.

Pollination is a concept that is best understood through hands-on learning, and I would appreciate the opportunity to bring my students to the Garden to observe and participate in an educator-led program designed to enhance their understand of pollination.

The students will observe varieties of flowers and their pollinators to develop understandings about the role of pollination in the plant life cycle. They will also pot up seed experiments to grow at home and watch the process of pollination at home as well.

Ms. Rudzinski
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 New York Botanical Garden $110.00

Trip cost

$110.00

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$1.65

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$141.65

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$25.00

Total project goal

$166.65

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$166.65

1 Donor

-$141.65

Donations toward project cost

-$141.65

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$0.00

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$25.00

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$0.00

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