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Mrs. Steitz from Warwick RI is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Waders for Water Quality Studies and More

My students need 7 pairs of waterproof chest waders.

  • $1,144 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My students need your help to conduct water quality studies. The Marine Environmental Studies Program that I teach is a very unique program which offers 12th grade students the opportunity to learn about the Bay from a 20' Boston Whaler and from the shore.

Students have been great sports this year, wearing waders with holes in them during water quality studies, but much of this research in performed in the winter, so wet clothing it not a valid option for us.

We need 7 pairs of waders so students can measure the stream flow rate and collect water samples. The school cannot buy the waders so if we don't get the funding, students will not be able to perform this important research. Students not only use waders for the water quality study, but also when using a seine net in the bay and digging hard shelled clams.

We have such a unique program where students use the Bay as a classroom. The School Department has continued to fund this project for the past 36 years, but now the budget is tight and we need your help. Students gain so much from our fieldwork, please consider helping it continue.

Mrs. Steitz
Grades 9-12
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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6 donors6 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 72 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
CHEST WADER SZ 9 GRN NPRN • Lab Safety Supply $119.00 4 $476.00
CHEST WADER SZ 12 GRN NPRN • Lab Safety Supply $119.00 3 $357.00

Materials cost

$833.00

Vendor shipping charges

$83.30

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$12.50

Fulfillment labor & materials

$9.00

Total project cost

$937.80

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$205.86

Total project goal

$1,143.66

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$1,143.66

6 Donors

-$1,143.66

Donations toward project cost

-$938.00

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$205.66

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$0.00

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