Edge High School - Catalina Island

$4,693 of $7,000 goal

Raised by 30 people in 3 months
Created October 19, 2018
We are raising funds for our students to be able to participate in a 4-day science and history field trip that we are planning to Catalina Island, CA in the month of April 2019.  This is an exciting opportunity in which students will experience a unique and diverse ecosystem and participate in a series of activities designed to stimulate scientific inquiry through hands-on learning, individual reflection, and team building.  Students will engage in experimental and observational research and will enjoy activities such as wildlife viewing, snorkeling, kayaking, hiking, and stargazing. In addition, we will visit the Salton Sea along our drive and will spend the first night on the USS Iowa where students will engage in STEM activities and experience life as a sailor aboard a vintage WW2 ship.

Edge is an AdvancED accredited, tuition free, charter high school serving at-risk youth, with 2 campuses in the greater Tucson area. Our mission is to create an inclusive school community focused on student learning and success for every student every day. Edge is a 501(c)3 non-profit public charter school and is eligible to receive charitable contributions. The Arizona school district number for Edge High School is 10-86-53. For your tax purposes, Edge's Tax I.D. number is 86-0850116. For Arizona residents, you are eligible for up to a $200 tax refund as an individual or up to a $400 refund per household. This amount can then be deducted dollar for dollar from Arizona state income tax as a tax credit.

Upon making your generous donation, you should automatically receive tax receipts from the PayPal Giving Fund to be saved for your records. If you would like, please email Lee Borzick (leeb@edgehighschool.org) with your name and address so our students can send you a thank you card and a receipt written by our accountant at the school. We would also like to recognize your thoughtful donation on our school website ( http://www.edline.net/pages/edgehighschool) and through student creations unless you would prefer to remain anonymous. If you have any questions please do not hesitate in contacting us.

If you are local to the Tucson area, we invite you to come visit us at the school and with a $25 donation or more you can pick up an Edge High School Marine Biology reusable water bottle. The first time Edge took a trip to Catalina Island they learned about the astonishing amount of plastic polluting our oceans and the horrific impacts it is having. As a result they created an initiative to reduce the amount of plastic waste generated by our school and as a result, with the help of the community and a generous donation from Geico, the school received 2 water refill stations and these stylish water bottles. Through this initiative our students have saved nearly 15,000 plastic water bottles from ending up in the landfill!

Please visit the link below to get an idea of the amazing experiences our students had during our last trip to Catalina Island:

On behalf of the students and staff at Edge, thank you for your support! 
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We had a great time fundraising at Summit Hut today! The students did an outstanding job with their public speaking and we can't thank Summit Hut and their amazing customers enough. We are $153 closer to our goal and possibly more donations coming in soon on this website!
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We have another fundraiser coming up! Our marine biology student Christian works at Boston Market and his employer has agreed to donate 15% of their sales made on Saturday December 15th from 3:00 PM - close! The University of Arizona men's basketball team has a game that night at 9:00 PM so they are expecting a lot of traffic. If you're in the Tucson area and near U of A stop on by for some delicious food and a chance to help support our students!
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Hello generous donors of the community! We wanted to share with all of you a fundraising event that our students will be participating in on Sunday December 16th from 10 am to 1 pm at Summit Hut in Tucson. Students will be setup at a table to notify customers of our field trip fundraiser and to share their experiences and excitement for taking this trip. They will be giving gifts with donations and helping to bring awareness to the many environmental impacts that concern them regarding our oceans. Please help spread the word and come meet our students!
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We made it past the $2,000 mark! Thank you so much to all of you who have shared our cause and contributed toward our goal! The students are incredibly grateful and getting excited to start our marine science elective in the Spring semester where we will have the chance to meet more frequently and dive deeper into oceanography, marine biology, and environmental science topics.
In the meantime, some of our Catalina Island and other science students recently went on a field trip to the University of Arizona's Tree Ring Lab and will soon make a trip down to the Flandrau Science Center and Planetarium where we are learning about the science happening here in our backyard, World, and Universe! Edge also recently participated in a Day of Service where we all went out into the community to help volunteer with a variety of different agencies. My group worked with Native Seed Search and had the opportunity to learn about ethnobotany of the Southwest!
Please stay tuned for more updates on events and happenings with our Catalina Island students. Happy Thanksgiving to all of you and your families!
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$4,693 of $7,000 goal

Raised by 30 people in 3 months
Created October 19, 2018
Funds raised will benefit:
Edge School Inc
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Tucson, AZ
EIN: 860850116
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