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Mrs. S. from Porter TX is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Promoting Environmental Passions With New Nonfiction Titles

Help me give my students environmental-themed nonfiction books so they can expand their understanding of important issues.

  • $607 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are phenomenal. We have a very average mix of ability levels, but what stands out about our kids is their determination and grit. This tight-knit group of kids is also extremely compassionate and generous. They worked hard last year organizing several supply drives and doing volunteer work to benefit their community.

They are inquisitive go-getters who are eager to be successful in life, despite any personal hardships they may have had to overcome.

Our school population is 70% economically disadvantaged and 60% Hispanic. Although our area is technically a suburb of Houston, some parts of our district are still very rural. Our school is a unique program in the district and is still pretty new. The students take college classes while still in high school and are able to graduate at the end of four years with an Associate's degree. We have an extremely limited budget that provides for the basic supplies that we need; however, we frequently don't have a lot of money left over for enrichment supplies that really help connect the students with the concepts we teach.

My Project

We don't have a physical library on our campus and though we have access to the college library next door, they have limited titles that students can read. Even though I teach science, I still love promoting reading! One way that I can help do that is by starting a STEM science-themed library in my classroom. First, I'd like to focus on building a solid collection of nonfiction environmental-themed books so I can have them as a resource for my Environmental Science classes.

With all of the pressing environmental issues we face daily, I believe it is important for my students to be well informed citizens who understand theses challenges as well as the challenges that future generations will face.

My students are extremely interested in the environmental topics we talk about in class, so I'd like to be able to provide the books for them to expand their knowledge. I'd like to purchase 30 nonfiction titles on various environmental themes including climate change, pollution, population growth, sustainability, resource use, and much more! I know that having paper copies of books for students to borrow will help promote literacy and increase the amount of reading our students do on their own time.

Last year was tough with Hurricane Harvey and a lot of change, so we're doing everything we can to make our school have the best learning environment possible!

Mrs. S.
Grades 9-12
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
The Republic of Nature: An Environmental History of the United States (Weyerhaeuser Environmental Books) • Amazon Business $24.57 1 $24.57
War and Nature: Fighting Humans and Insects with Chemicals from World War I to Silent Spring (Studies in Environment and History) • Amazon Business $22.93 1 $22.93
The Water Will Come: Rising Seas, Sinking Cities, and the Remaking of the Civilized World • Amazon Business $22.91 1 $22.91
Food and the City: Urban Agriculture and the New Food Revolution • Amazon Business $21.00 1 $21.00
The War and Environment Reader • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
The Great Lakes Water Wars • Amazon Business $19.36 1 $19.36
Buzz: The Nature and Necessity of Bees • Amazon Business $18.36 1 $18.36
Waste and Want: A Social History of Trash • Amazon Business $17.76 1 $17.76
Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies • Amazon Business $17.06 1 $17.06
Plastic Ocean: How a Sea Captain's Chance Discovery Launched a Determined Quest to Save the Oceans • Amazon Business $17.00 1 $17.00
Field Notes from a Catastrophe: Man, Nature, and Climate Change • Amazon Business $17.00 1 $17.00
The Unwanted Sound of Everything We Want: A Book About Noise • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
Plastic: A Toxic Love Story • Amazon Business $15.94 1 $15.94
Seasick: Ocean Change and the Extinction of Life on Earth • Amazon Business $15.45 1 $15.45
Water: The Epic Struggle for Wealth, Power, and Civilization • Amazon Business $15.30 1 $15.30
Countdown: Our Last, Best Hope for a Future on Earth? • Amazon Business $14.84 1 $14.84
Six Degrees: Our Future on a Hotter Planet • Amazon Business $14.25 1 $14.25
Full Planet, Empty Plates: The New Geopolitics of Food Scarcity • Amazon Business $13.97 1 $13.97
Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed: Revised Edition • Amazon Business $13.59 1 $13.59
Nature Wars: The Incredible Story of How Wildlife Comebacks Turned Backyards into Battlegrounds • Amazon Business $13.55 1 $13.55
Garbology: Our Dirty Love Affair with Trash • Amazon Business $13.42 1 $13.42
The End of Nature • Amazon Business $13.40 1 $13.40
The End of Nature • Amazon Business $13.40 1 $13.40
The World Without Us • Amazon Business $13.33 1 $13.33
The Big Thirst: The Secret Life and Turbulent Future of Water • Amazon Business $13.00 1 $13.00
Soil Not Oil: Environmental Justice in an Age of Climate Crisis • Amazon Business $12.70 1 $12.70
The Conundrum: How Scientific Innovation, Increased Efficiency, and Good Intentions Can Make Our Energy and Climate Problems Worse • Amazon Business $12.60 1 $12.60
The Death and Life of the Great Lakes • Amazon Business $12.20 1 $12.20
Ten Billion • Amazon Business $12.17 1 $12.17
Abundance: The Future Is Better Than You Think • Amazon Business $9.98 1 $9.98

Materials cost

$478.02

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$7.17

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$515.19

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$90.92

Total project goal

$606.11

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$606.11

5 Donors

-$303.06

Donations toward project cost

-$257.60

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$45.46

match offer

-$303.05

Match offer toward project cost

-$257.59

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$45.46

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$0.00

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