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Mrs. Melanie from Clark CO is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

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Help me give my students bee hives and bee keeping supplies that will help them to study ecology.

  • $679 goal

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My Students

NRCC School is a small school 17 miles north of Steamboat Springs in Colorado. Our school is an Expeditionary Learning school which means our students are often found learning Beyond 4 Walls. Our students experience our beautiful mountain surrounding during Outdoor Education and Wellness classes. They also experience field work/hands on learning experiences where they learn from members of our community. Each semester our middle school students produce a culminating final product for two subject areas, typically one for science and one for social studies. These product showcase each student's learning that has taken place over the course of the semester. It is their moment to shine and put their knowledge into action.

My Project

This spring my students will be creating an outdoor garden and setting up bee hives. We will use the bees to study our ecology unit and learn about the impacts we have on our environment.

Bees have a major impact on food supply and they are dying off in massive numbers.

My class will study the impact bees have as pollinators of our food supply. We will also investigate some of the possible contributors to their decline in population. Students will also explore their personal footprint on Earth and how to reduce it's impact.

Mrs. Melanie
Grades 6-8

This project will reach 55 students.

9 donors have given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Apimaye Insulated 7 Frame Langstroth Nucleus Bee Hive Nuc Queen Castle • Amazon Business $185.00 2 $370.00
Mr.Bee Premium Beekeeping Suit Jacket with Removable Fencing Veil Hood, Beekeeper Goatskin Gloves for Professional Beekeepers (XXL) • Amazon Business $41.99 2 $83.98
Beekeeping Supplies Beekeeping Tools for Beekeeper Necessary Bee Supplies Beekeeping Kit 9 Pcs • Amazon Business $41.99 1 $41.99
BeeCastle 54 PCS/lot Bee Hive Smoker Pellet (1) • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99

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