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Ms. K. from Bridgeport CT is requesting a class trip through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Our Kids Deserve A Trip! (Norwalk, Maritime Aquarium)

My students need the opportunity to go on a field trip to the Maritime Aquarium.

  • $868 goal

This project expired on May 23, 2014.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Remember how you once looked forward to a day at the zoo, a visit to the museum or even an aquarium? Our students rarely get the opportunity to leave their classroom or even their city.

Our school serves special education students of low socioeconomic status.

This limits their opportunities to leave the city and explore culturally and educationally enriching activities. Our students learn best when they are exposed to hands-on, authentic experiences.

My Project

At the aquarium, students will have the chance to participate in activities such as, observing the life cycles of sea turtles and even touching a real shark in the aquarium's touch tank. This will allow students to make real world connections between what they have learned in the classroom and their own experiences.

These activities will provide our students with practice in appropriate social interactions by demonstrating learned social skills in a real life setting.

Students will need to follow instructions, make requests appropriately, use an appropriate voice tone, and generally show respect, responsibility and safety at all times.

Ms. K.
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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9 donors9 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 25 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Component Company Total
Activity Maritime Aqaurium $381.00
Transportation WE Transport LLC $315.87

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