Goal: $30,000

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About this fundraiser:

Your donation will ensure that every 5th grader at Fairmont Elementary will be able to attend a three day/two night trip to the Marin Headlands where students will get access to nature in a way they've never experienced!

The cost per student is $336 for seventy five 5th grade students.

Can you donate today to:

- Cover the cost for one student: Donate $336
- Cover half the cost for one student: Donate $168
- Cover part of the cost for one student: Donate $100, $50, $20, any amount helps!

Questions? Email us at pta@fairmontschool.org

To donate by cash or check:

- Put cash in an envelope with your name, email address, phone number, student name, and the words "5th Grade Trip" -- drop off your envelope to the school's front office.

- Make your check out to Fairmont Elementary PTA, place in an envelope with your name, email address, phone number, student name, and the words "5th Grade Trip" -- drop off your envelope to the school's front office.

- Fairmont's PTA will pick up the money from the office and send you a receipt for your donation.

About the Trip:

The overnight environmental science programs with NatureBridge in the Golden Gate National Recreation Area offer students the opportunity to engage in inclusive, hands-on learning experiences in one of the San Francisco Bay Area’s most pristine coastal locations. Students explore Rodeo Beach and the trails of the Marin Headlands, challenge themselves physically, build meaningful relationships and discover a caring relationship with the natural world. We collaborate with each school or group to ensure their program experience meets their educational goals.

Founded in 1971, NatureBridge is a non-profit organization that provides hands-on, environmental science programs in national parks. NatureBridge programs are facilitated by experienced, professional staff who support students’ physical and emotional safety. School chaperones and professionally trained NatureBridge staff are on site to support and keep participants safe 24 hours a day. NatureBridge programming is culturally responsive and inclusive.

Sample Day and Activities:

Morning: Gather in the dining hall for breakfast, pack backpacks and prepare for the day.

Instructional Day on Trail: Spend the day in small learning groups led by a professional NatureBridge educator. Students engage in collaborative, authentic scientific learning experiences in a safe and supportive environment. These experiences are designed to support Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) and student’s social and emotional development.

Sample Activities:

- Study the adaptations of tide pool creatures in an intertidal marine touch tank.
- Collect and identify macroinvertebrates from Rodeo Pond.
- Engage in rock inquiry and explore 200 million years of geologic history.
- Visit the Point Bonita Lighthouse and observe seal behavior from the coastal bluffs.
- Hike to the top of Hawk Hill or Hill 88 and enjoy 360° views of the San Francisco Bay.

Afternoon/Early Evening: Return to campus to reflect, relax and unwind while school chaperones supervise. Dinner in the dining hall gives everyone a chance to share their trail stories.

Evening: NatureBridge educators facilitate evening programs selected by group coordinators that could include a short night hike, campfire or beach visit to look for bioluminescent plankton. Students then return to the dorms and get ready for bed.

Your donations will help pay for:

  • Pay the cost of program fees for seventy five (75) students
  • This includes: lodging, food, and educational instructors

Top Donations

Sonja Gomez
Nana and Papa Sledge
Jan & Roy Stearns

Make it a great trip, MacEwan!

Grandma and Grandpa Thorne

Alex, enjoy this amazing experience!