SSEA Program Sponsorship

Would you like to help people understand more about the natural wonders of the South Puget Sound? Your sponsorship of the SSEA’s Marine and Estuary Education Programs will do just that.  Your support will help train more people to explain to our community members the mysteries of our marine ecology and the threats to it. Our programming reaches out to thousands of people each year and we need your help to keep it going. You can see with the following program snapshots how much of an impact these programs make in our community:

Beach Naturalist Program
2013 Statistics:

  • 22 Free Beach Naturalist Program dates at 4 local beaches
  • 3,923 total contacts made on the beach
  • 48 Beach Naturalists receiving 18 hours of training

Discovery Speaker Series
2013-2014 Statistics

  • 6 free speaker events held
  • Average attendance of 70 people

Pier Peer  offered the first Saturday night of each month.  Hundreds of youth and adults have enjoyed the underwater nighttime viewing of marine creatures.

Connecting Youth with Nature  Each spring, hundreds of school aged children participate in classroom and no the beach marine education.

South Sound Estuarium  Opened in July 2013, the Estuarium has provided a close up look at creatures that live in the cold water of Puget Sound and the natural forces that created it and ways each of us can help protect the health of  our waters.

We welcome you to join in our effort to help engage our community in exploration of the natural wonders of the South Puget Sound. Below is a list of sponsorship levels that directly support SSEA’s programs which in turn keeps these programs free and open to the public year round! Sponsorship benefits include:

Lead Program Support: $1,000

  • Prominent recognition (logo, name) in online newsletter
  • Prominent recognition (logo, name) on the supporter acknowledgement sign for the SSEA Beach Naturalist Program, Discovery Speaker Series, and South Sound Estuarium.
  • Logo recognition of sponsorship on SSEA website for a year
  • Recognition at the SSEA Annual Meeting
  • Announcement of support during each Discovery Speaker Series event

Additional

  • Your support will help pay for two Beach Naturalist to attend the training sessions. This support will be highlighted two times in our monthly online newsletter.
  • An opportunity to have your company/organization participate in a special partnership day with SSEA (ie: a Beach Clean-up day with your staff/members during the Beach Naturalist Program).

Major Program Support: $500

  • Recognition (logo, name) in online newsletter
  • Recognition (logo, name) on the supporter acknowledgement sign for the SSEA Beach Naturalist Program and Discovery Speaker Series events
  • Logo recognition of sponsorship on SSEA website for a year
  • Recognition at the SSEA Annual Meeting

Additional

  • Your support will help pay for one Beach Naturalist to attend the training sessions. This support will be highlighted in our online newsletter under the Volunteer Spotlight section.

Contributing Program Support: $250

  • Recognition in online newsletter
  • Recognition on the supporter acknowledgement sign for the SSEA Beach Naturalist Program and Discovery Speaker Series events
  • Name recognition of sponsorship on SSEA website for a year
  • Recognition at the SSEA Annual Meeting

How your support helps

  • Funding will pay for a Beach Naturalist Volunteer to attend the training sessions and receive all training materials for free
  • Purchase on-site equipment such as microscopes, nets, and collection materials to better engage the public in exploring the wonders of south Puget Sound
  • Purchase safety equipment
  • Purchase monitoring materials for Burfoot County Park monitoring project, data to be submitted to the University of Washington
  • Purchase volunteer identification items such as hats, T-shirts, and vests
  • Program coordination support

Please contact SSEA at center@sseacenter.org if you are interested in becoming a SSEA Program Supporter.

Thank you to our sponsors:

With the support of many wonderful businesses and organizations this summer, we were able to expand and enhance our Beach Naturalist Program! Special thanks to MIXX 96.1 for their sponsorship of the entire summer and providing great promotions for the program!

Summer Sponsor

Soft rock for the great northwest

Mixx 96.1, soft rock for the great northwest.

Month Sponsor


Capitol City Lions Club

Day Sponsors

Master of Environmental Studies Program
at The Evergreen State College

South Puget Sound Salmon Enhancement Group

Student Scholarships

Griffin Neighborhood Association: Two student scholarships

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