You're on track to get doubled donations (and unlock a reward for the colleague who referred you). Keep up the great work!
Take credit for your charitable giving! Check out your tax receipts

In a rush to make a major tax-deductible gift before the year's end? Purchase account credits and choose projects later!

Time is running out! Make your tax-deductible gift before midnight on December 31.

To use your $50 gift card credits, find a project to fund and we'll automatically apply your credits at checkout. Find a classroom project
Are you a public school teacher in need of funding? Get funded »

Are you a teacher? Create a project in 10 minutes and get what you need for your students. Tap here to start.

Skip to main content

We're a charity that makes it easy for anyone to help a classroom in need. Your gift is tax-deductible.

Your school email address was successfully verified.

See this teacher's page

Ms. Tran from Anchorage AK is requesting a class trip through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Nocturne Sea Life Experience

My students need active learning experiences outside the classroom that stimulate investigation, curiosity, and critical thinking.

  • $3,366 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Our classroom is a melange of cultures, ages, and learning styles. We are one of seven multi-age classrooms at a Montessori Pre-K to 6 public elementary school. In this self-motivated learning environment 1st, 2nd, and 3rd graders work together and independently to fulfill their need for knowledge. Our learning environment encourages children to explore connections between each person's actions and behavior and the well-being of the universe. Our children are exposed to the wonders of nature whenever possible across all subject areas so that students gain a deeper understanding of our world, and our place in it.

Many students from military families attend our school.

The Montessori philosophy supports and encourages these students to share their life experiences in a safe place while nurturing their emotional and social needs when their families are coping with deployments and other transitions they often experience. Military students are quick to adjust to the self directed style of learning and are eager to dive in to our curriculum that exposes them to the world.

My Project

This trip will begin with a 3 hour scenic school bus ride through the Chugach mountains. The bus ride includes views of different landforms the class has been studying, including glaciers and a drive through a mountain pass. Once we arrive the class will take part in hands on lessons to discover how different marine animals perceive the world around them.

My class will fall asleep with seabirds, Stellar sea lions, and harbor seals.

The class will also get a private tour of the center before it opens to the public. This would be a truly once in a life time experience for this class.

Ms. Tran
Grades PreK-2
More than a third of students from low‑income households

Boost your odds

Add a profile photo in addition to your classroom photo. If you add a photo, it'll show up right here on your project page.

You are more likely to receive funding if you put a face to your name.

Upload a photo

19 donors19 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 25 students.

Learn how we’re working to support teachers and students during Covid-19

Top rated for efficiency and transparency.

You donate directly to the teacher or project you care about and see where every dollar you give goes.

Expand the "Where your donation goes" section below to see exactly what Ms. Tran is requesting.

See our finances

Where Your Donation Goes

Component Company Total
Activity Anchorage School District $2,788.60

Trip cost


Vendor shipping charges


State sales tax


3rd party payment processing fee


Fulfillment labor & materials


Total project cost


Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms


Total project goal


How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal


18 Donors


Donations toward project cost


Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms


match offer


Match offer toward project cost


Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms


Excluded support for DonorsChoose


Still needed View calculationHide calculation


Our team works hard to negotiate the best pricing and selections available.

View complete list Show less

Project Activity

{"pmaHash":"","schoolCity":"Anchorage","showProjectRecommendations":true,"teachersOnPage":[2002570],"isTeacherViewingTheirOwnProject":false,"schoolState":"AK","teacherPossessivePronoun":"her","PMsManager":null,"schoolGradeType":{"id":1,"name":"Early Education"},"TeacherPMForms":{},"proposalId":3025124,"proposalMessageFormModel":null,"numActiveProjects":0,"completingDonationAmount":0,"teacherHasClassroomPhoto":true,"proposalURL":"","verifyShowPhotos":"","mayHaveReplacements":false,"numStudents":25,"teacherScreenName":"Ms. Tran","authorIds":{"2002570":{"owner":"Ms. Tran","donationSalutations":{}}},"displayedPercentFunded":1.0,"proposalsOnPage":[3025124],"proposalHash":"2127100996","isApplePayMobileOnly":true,"progressBarPercentage":100.00,"pmaId":"","teacherProfilePhotoURL":",773,x213,y282&width=136&height=136&fit=bounds&auto=webp&t=1578859454412","teacherHasProfilePhoto":true,"currentWorkflowStatusCode":21,"teacherChallengeId":317635,"photosPublished":true,"queryString":"","DonorPMForm":null,"isApplePayEnabled":true,"fundedByTarget":false,"activeProject":null,"donorIdsForImpactPhotoCheck":["MjAwMjU3MA==","NTE1NDI4MA==","NTE1MjAwMg==","NTE4MTMxMg==","NTE2MDg5Nw==","NTE4NDQzNw==","NTE0NjE0OA==","NTE3OTM4Mw==","MzkzMTMyMA==","NTE1MDQ3MQ==","NTEzMTMzMg==","NTE0MjY2MQ==","NDU5MTU1Mw==","NTEzNzQwNg==","NTE5MjY5Ng==","NTE3MTA3Mg==","MTYxMjk5Nw==","NDkzNjQ5NA==","NTE2NTIwNg=="],"teacherId":2002570,"schoolCounty":"Anchorage","fullyFunded":true,"isStudentLed":false,"isExpired":true,"schoolStateObj":{"code":"AK","name":"Alaska"}}