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Mrs. Gerten from Saint Paul MN is requesting a class trip through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Seeing Minnesota Nature At Its Best!

Help me give my students a trip to the Dodge Nature Center to learn about Minnesota Wildlife! The project will fund half the admission cost and provide free transportation.

  • $365 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

We have 95 wonderful, energetic, and curious first-grade students. The students in our classrooms speak a variety of languages. Eighty-eight percent of our students qualify for free or reduced-price lunch, and that number is quickly rising. Half of the students at my school identify as Asian, a quarter identify as African American, fourteen percent identify as Hispanic, ten percent identify as Caucasian, and one percent identify as American Indian. Our classrooms are rich with diversity and we celebrate each student's identity and culture.The classrooms in my school are co-taught and have a cluster of students who are just learning English or diagnosed with special needs. We have co-taught classrooms with the children that are diagnosed with special needs.

Our students are fun-loving, curious, and hard workers!

Their curiosity drives them on a daily basis to see more, do more, and want more.

My Project

Our wonderful 1st grade students live in the inner city of St. Paul, surrounded by buildings, concrete, and people. This field trip to the Dodge Nature Center will not only give our students access to nature and animals they don't normally see, but access to Minnesota nature and what our great state has to offer.

Some of the things they will get to do is tour a farm (cows, chickens, and goats, oh my!), learn about the importance of honey bees and hives, and explore the different kinds of amphibians and reptiles native to our beautiful and great state of Minnesota!

This field trip will help them to see what the other parts of Minnesota are.

Mrs. Gerten
Grades PreK-2
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Component Company Total
Transportation Dodge Nature Center $276.00

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