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Ms. Decker from Bakersfield CA is requesting Other through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Save Our Oceans! Save a Jellyfish!

My students need 2 Ocean Trash Can Kits to learn about ocean pollutants and a Desktop Jellyfish tank to observe real life ocean creatures.

  • $935 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

"Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn."----Benjamin Franklin With the help of Disney, I want to give my students the opportunity to learn about the various types of pollutants that pollute our oceans as well as a not so ordinary class pet.

My 33 students come from a very diverse range of home structures: nuclear, single parent, multiple-family, foster, migrant, and military to name a few.

Many of my students come to me below grade level in reading and/or math. We are a Title 1 school with the majority of our students receiving free/reduced lunch. Many of my students would rather be at school than at home. Knowing this, I want to make my classroom the most enriching learning environment I can.

My Project

My students have been begging me for a class pet. And, well, I don't like to do anything simple. I researched class pets and discovered the Desktop Jellyfish Tank. Jellyfish.....just might be the coolest class pet ever. Having 3 real life jellyfish as a class pet is a great way for students to learn about and get up and personal with ocean life. The Ocean Trash Can Kits will correspond with our class pets. These kits will allow my students to simulate the problems associated with acid rain and other forms of pollution and predict the effects of these pollutants on the ocean and its inhabitants. Students will research the sources and effects of the pollutants. They will learn the present laws and propose actions to prevent and/or reduce the problem of ocean pollution. My students will write, edit, do artwork and lay out a newsletter to distribute among the school in order to educate them about ocean pollution.

This is a great hands-on activity to educate students about environmental science with a focus on ocean pollution and ocean life.

With the help of Disney and citizen philanthropists, this project can become a reality. Did I mention that my students are ecstatic to have jellyfish as a class pet?!

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Ms. Decker
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

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9 donors9 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 33 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Desktop Jellyfish Tank...3 Jelly Kit • JellyFish Art $499.00 1 $499.00
Ocean Trash Can Kit • Carolina Biological Supply Company $65.31 2 $130.62

Materials cost

$629.62

Vendor shipping charges

$62.96

State sales tax

$62.17

3rd party payment processing fee

$9.44

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$794.19

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$140.15

Total project goal

$934.34

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$934.34

7 Donors

-$447.94

Donations toward project cost

-$380.75

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$67.19

Matching donations from our partners

-$486.40

Match offers toward project cost

-$413.44

Match offers to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$72.96

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$0.00

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