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Mrs. Stackpoole from White Lake MI is requesting a classroom visitor through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Snakes, Chinchillas and Sloths, Oh, My!

My students need a visit from Science Alive to experience personalized hands-on discovery with live animals to nurture their natural curiosity and demonstrate that science is an important part of our everyday lives.

  • $842 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Our students come from diverse backgrounds with many facing economic challenges. Most receive free breakfast and lunch at school.

Our youngest students have a natural love for learning not only in the classroom but in a world that is full of wonder and excitement.

By providing real world experiences and hands-on activities, our early learners will be building a strong foundation for themselves that helps create a lifelong love of learning. They love animals, but many have only seen them in text books and web pages. Science Alive can provide them an hands-on experience where they get to meet animals up close and fall in love with them.

My Project

Science Alive means living things! Live animals stimulate a student's ability to look closely and ask questions. They broaden horizons. A Science Alive biologist, along with each animal, will visit every child individually at his/her own desk for an "up close and personal" animal encounter. Students will explore how scientists study living things and learn that biology is the study of life. Unlike an assembly, Science Alive engages students by name and involves talking and exploring together while having fun!

Having an experienced biologist place a living, breathing organism into a child's hands for scientific observation is a powerful tool that can change a life.

Every student will experience an impressive variety of live animals: parrots, toucans, lizards, giant snakes, chinchillas, sloths and armadillos, just to name a few!

For many students, a fascination for animals is a first foray into the world of science. By helping to bring Science Alive to our youngest learners, you will help bring first-hand experiences with many unique and amazing animals. This experience will stimulate students' interest in science and encourage them to continue their learning.

A Science Alive visit provides the perfect introduction to the world of animals and will surely be an adventure our students will always remember.

Mrs. Stackpoole
Grades PreK-2
Half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 500 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Visitor Total
Science Alive $675.00

Visitor cost

$675.00

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$10.12

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$715.12

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$126.20

Total project goal

$841.32

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$841.32

9 Donors

-$278.67

Donations toward project cost

-$241.37

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$37.30

match offer

-$557.35

Match offer toward project cost

-$473.75

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$83.60

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$5.29

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$0.00

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