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Mr. Flint from Williamsport PA is requesting Lab Equipment through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Saltwater Paludarium Project - We're Going to Create an Estuary!

Help me give my students the resources they need to create an incredible saltwater paludarium.

  • $741 goal

This project expired on August 29, 2019.

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My Students

Students at our comprehensive high school have the opportunity to participate in some unique programs. They are talented, inquisitive, and always seeking new learning challenges. The Aquarium Club works to maintain a large network of over 30 aquariums in our school. They take pride in their work as they create interactive, living displays that are used to teach about biology, ecology, and environmental science.

Students in our aquarium science program complete unique, interesting projects related to aquarium design.

We have students from both rural and urban settings and of varied socioeconomic backgrounds who come together in a great learning environment.

My Project

A paludarium is similar to an aquarium but it includes both deepwater, tidal, and land features. We'll grow mangrove trees, host seahorses & pipefish, and have other marine fish. Our aquarium science program is very unique and students take great pride in caring for all of the specimens in over 50 aquariums throughout the school.

Our paludarium will be one of the only ones in a school in the country and will feature unique creatures.

Students will use the sand to simulate the floor of a tidal estuary, the lights to recreate tropical sunlight, the pump to provide good flow, and the silicone to build the aquarium with glass that we have on hand from another project.

Mr. Flint
Grades 9-12
More than half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 30 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
MarsAqua Dimmable 165W LED Aquarium Light Lighting Full Spectrum for Fish Freshwater and Saltwater Coral Tank Blue and White LPS/SPS • Amazon Business $109.00 3 $327.00
Current USA 6010 1900 GPH eFlux DC Flow Pump • Amazon Business $154.10 1 $154.10
CerMedia MarinePure Block Bio-Filter Media for Marine and Freshwater Aquariums, 8 by 8 by 4-Inch • Amazon Business $51.79 1 $51.79
CaribSea Arag-Alive 20-Pound Fiji Pink Sand • Amazon Business $21.99 2 $43.98
GE Silicone I All Purpose Caulk, 10.1 Oz. Tube, Clear, GE012A • Amazon Business $4.47 3 $13.41

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