At the end of their unit on animals, the 7th grade science classes held a bake sale in support of the endangered harp seal, horseshoe crab, great white shark and giant panda.
“The bake sale is an active-learning project that connects classroom learning to real world issues,” said 7th-grade science teacher Susan Potenza.
The 7th graders baked homemade goods for the sale, and each bag of treats was sold for $1 apiece. The fundraising goal was $200 total, or $50 for each animal. Ultimately, the project raised $485, more than twice its original goal.
All proceeds were donated to the National Wildlife Federation (NWF) to help protect the four endangered species from habitat destruction, poachers, and any other threats they face.
St. Martin’s Episcopal School is a private day school for students in preschool through grade 8, located in Atlanta, GA. We are dedicated to providing a quality education of the whole person in a loving, Christian atmosphere, which fosters lifelong learning.