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  • $471 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Mrs. Bauer
Grades 9-12
Nearly all students from low‑income households
  • 2 donors
  • $0 still needed

Reaching For The Stars!

My students need a Celestron AstroMaster 90EQ telescope and Night Sky planishpere to learn about astronomy.

My Students

Do you remember your first camping trip, looking up at the stars? Most of my inner-city students have never been out in nature. They don't own hiking boots, and they don't hike up mountains, other than the metaphorical ones that present themselves as obstacles to their learning and growth.

My Outdoor Adventures Club students are enthusiastic about getting closer to nature.

We have taken them hiking, and the pride they showed at the top of the mountain was indescribable. Rarely do they have the opportunity to get outside of the city and into the woods that are just miles from their homes. Yet, they so desperately want these experiences. Our club members are incredibly diverse - they include immigrants, refugees, and non-English speakers. Almost all of them come from poverty-stricken families who are working hard to provide their kids the basics. They can't afford to give them the extras - which is why I am trying to help bridge the gap for them.

My Project

We take several overnight trips each year, and the students always love our astronomy lectures. With a telescope of our own, students will be able to explore the night sky as we teach them about the planets and solar system. The planishpere will help them identify what they see through the telescope. These materials will provide my outdoor adventure students with the opportunity for hands-on science learning outside of the classroom setting.

This project is incredibly important because our inner-city kids need the opportunity to connect hands-on learning with nature experiences.

I have seen firsthand how astronomy lessons during our camping trips have inspired students to learn more about science and the stars. By donating to this project, you can help spark a students' interest in a new field, and expose them to learning they otherwise would not experience.

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Hooray! This project is fully funded

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Celestron AstroMaster 90EQ Telescope • Carolina Biological Supply Company $284.05 1 $284.05
Night Sky Planisphere, 30-40 Degrees N • Carolina Biological Supply Company $23.70 2 $47.40

Materials cost

$331.45

Vendor shipping charges

$33.14

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.97

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$399.56

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$70.51

Total project goal

$470.07

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$470.07

2 Donors

-$470.07

Donations toward project cost

-$399.56

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$70.51

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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2 donors2 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 150 students.

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