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Ms. Connolly from San Fernando CA is requesting a classroom visitor through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

The Ocean Can Come to Us!

My students need a class visitor to allow most of our 9-12th graders to participate in a hands on tidepool exhibit at our school site.

  • $1,443 goal

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I teach at a Title One High School. Our small learning community has an environmental focus. Everyone at our school receives free lunch because we are above the 90% free/reduced lunch rate. The majority of our students are Hispanic and we are approximately 80% English Language Learners.

Most of our students have never been to the beach or know what a tide pool is. My biology students have adopted a sea lion because they feel that pollution has affected the local population of sea animals.

We would like to have the traveling aquarium come to our school. This would enable us to have most of our students participate in a hands on activity that will expose them to information and animals they would not normally be able to see.

You could make it possible for my students to touch a starfish, pet a shark or pick up a sea cucumber. Experiencing a tide pool will bring the ocean into their lives. They will remember the information they learn because of their experience. Seeing their expressions and sounds of awe when they see the tide pool creatures will make the effort worthwhile. Your donation will and does make a difference.

Ms. Connolly
Grades 9-12
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 400 students.

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Aquarium on Wheels (Aquarium of the Pacific provides a traveling hands on resource to see tidepool annimals and plants at school. 3 hours at the school site) $1,137.50

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