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Ms. Alaimo from Berkeley CA is requesting a class trip through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Taking The Classroom Outdoors!

Help me give my students the opportunity to explore the outdoors, learn from their environment, and engage in hands-on science learning in the beautiful Marin Headlands!

  • $1,469 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students live and go to school in a richly diverse, urban environment and will benefit from a chance to get outside of the city and explore their natural surroundings. They are hard working, silly, intelligent and most importantly, kind and respectful towards one another. Some of my students have many demands put on them whether or at school or at home and so a 3 day trip with their classmates will offer them a chance to just be kids, play in the outdoors, in an educational and meaningful way.

The overnight is the event of the year for my kids and it is often the biggest thing they remember about 5th grade!

They work hard in class all year and deserve this opportunity.

My Project

My students work hard in the classroom every day, but I believe true lifelong learning starts by connecting students with their surroundings, engaging in hands-on activities and building relationships with one another. This 3 day/2 night overnight in the Marin Headlands will provide them with the opportunity to hike, explore, and learn about rocks, weather, environment, wild animals, conservation, local history and more.

This engaging opportunity will help my students appreciate their environment, get outside, and simply explore and learn!

The staff provides a rich curriculum and hands-on opportunities where they will conduct studies, learn about local history and engage in team building activities. This is often the most memorable part of their 5th-grade experience and the learning they gain follows them for years to come. My students leave with a newfound confidence and sense of responsibility.

Ms. Alaimo
Grades 3-5
More than a third of students from low‑income households

This project will reach 28 students.

31 donors have given to this project.

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Activity YMCA Point Bonita $1,200.00

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