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Ms. May from Oakland CA is requesting a class trip through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Oakland Students Conserve Tigers, Gibbons, and Elephants in Southeast Asia

Help me give my students from East Oakland a chance to do STEM research with Tiger, Gibbon, and Elephant Conservation in Thailand and Malaysia.

  • $4,932 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are ambitious, hopeful, and curious to embark on a journey that involves community building, raising awareness, developing better strategies, exploring, motivating, and doing the unthinkable to create change and bridge culture.

Our teens are creative, enthusiastic, and unique in that they've endured some of life's most difficult challenges while staying resilient and focused.

Our youth continue to dream of seeing the unknown, learning new languages, experiencing foreign delicacies, building relationships, and creating a cultural bridge that unites us regardless of our situations.

Our youth wants to help change our world by empowering each other one person at a time. The bottom line is that students want to develop, invest, and be invested in so they're more propelled to improve their lives, homes, and our communities.

My Project

This trip will make a difference in our students' lives because students will be working will focus on environmental sciences through conservation. Students will get training from the Oakland Zoo working with tigers, gibbons, and elephants before embarking on a journey 7,500 miles away.

My students are empowered, hopeful, and curious to explore on a journey across the world to help conserve different species and environments.

Our young people have endured some of life's most difficult challenges while staying resilient and focused so they without questions deserve a chance to change our world.

My students continue to dream of doing STEM projects in Thailand and Malaysia because these are the countries that are home to the animals they've chosen to help. Our East Oakland students traveling to Southeast Asia will change their lives and improve our community on levels we're not able to measure.

Ms. May
Grades 9-12
  • Castlemont High School
  • Oakland, CA
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latinx, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Component Company Total
Transportation Pacific Bridge Club $4,100.00

Trip cost

$4,100.00

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$61.50

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$4,191.50

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$739.68

Total project goal

$4,931.18

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$4,931.18

1 Donor

-$838.30

Donations toward project cost

-$838.30

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$0.00

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$147.94

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$3,944.94

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

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Project Activity

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