project leader
Megan N
location
32 West 92 Street
(Upper West Side)
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the project

Our Public School students need more hands-on learning time in our school science garden. Because of budget cuts, we no longer have a STEAM teacher in our school. We need your help to raise $8400 so we can add these much needed STEAM classes into our school program this year. Our teachers want their students to have MORE time learning Science Technology Engineering Art and Math in the garden!

WHAT DO THE KIDS SAY?

“I love this class!” “I wish I could be here every day….” ‘What things do we get to DO today?” “I could do this all day!” “Me too!” “This is a ROOF? Why can’t I have a habitat like this on my apartment building!” “Do we get to harvest today?” Our Garden Program is where vocabulary words come alive, fine motor skills are focused, concepts are practiced, and math is necessary and meaningful!

the steps

Located in the center courtyard of our school, our garden will become the New Place of STEAM and Ecologically coherent Learning at PS 84. Once funded, we will immediately schedule the additional classes for the students.

Because of our diverse school, we are continually underfunded, so your donation is crucial.

Imagine the impact you can make for 620 children! Let’s fund this now, and not wait until next year, when they are all one year older….

why we're doing it

The Administration and teachers have been working on the STEAM-Centered Vision for our Children, and planning how to successfully include and integrate the garden program seamlessly into our Equity, Access, STEAM, and Amplify Goals. The GARDEN teaching is an essential piece of this program and YOUR SUPPORT will not only add class time for our students, and time for maintaining the learning space, it will also allow Ms. B. to work more closely with the classroom teachers to align the garden lessons into the new science standards and curriculum.

budget

So, we heard the need for STEAM, and we have designed this plan---

We wish to give the children 10 additional classes in the new rooftop Garden Learning Space, and give our incredible garden teacher Ms. B time to work in the garden to prepare it for the students’ hands-on integrated learning. In order for our 620 K-5th grade children to attend additional classes for this current school year, and to properly plan and care for our new 4000 sq. ft. learning and growing space-- we need to raise an additional $8400.



PROJECT FUNDING NEEDED = $8,400
ioby Platform Fee $35
ioby Donation Processing Fee (3%) $261
TOTAL TO RAISE = $8,696

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donors

  • Aifra R.
  • Andrea S.
  • Carol P.
  • Benedetta Scardovi
  • Karen DiYanni Peterson
  • Anonymous
  • Rhonda Legend