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Sponsorship Opportunities

CNC Members & Individuals

For information about sponsorship opportunities for businesses, please contact CNC at 989.631.0830 or dtouvell@chippewanaturecenter.org.

Sponsorship Levels & Benefits

Gold Sponsor

$500 – Recognition at event (at 100% billing), in bi-monthly newsletter, on CNC website, in CNC weekly e-newsletter, in CNC annual report, in all print ads, in all other advertising, which may include television, radio and Internet.

Silver Sponsor

$250 – Recognition at event (at 50% billing), in bi-monthly newsletter, on CNC website, in CNC weekly e-newsletter, in CNC annual report and in all print ads.

Bronze Sponsor

$150 – Recognition at event, in bi-monthly newsletter, on CNC website, in CNC weekly e-newsletter and in CNC annual report.

Copper Sponsor

$50 – Recognition at event, in bi-monthly newsletter, on CNC website and in CNC annual report.

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Added Perks – $250: 4 admission and pancake meal tickets

$500: 4 admission and pancake meal tickets and a bottle of CNC maple syrup

Sat, March 22, 2014
10 am-4 pm
“Saps-a-runnin’!” Those words have created excitement for hundreds of years, linking us with our ancestors. Each spring, the maple syrup season renews the spirits of many. Your sponsorship would help support CNC’s annual Maple Syrup Day and programs for 3,000 regional school children who experience the “maple syrup magic” first hand as they tap trees and follow the process of turning sap into syrup. March visitors watch as sap is boiled into syrup in the Sugarhouse each weekend.

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Added Perks –$250: 2 tickets

$500: 4 tickets

Sat, April 5, 2014
7-10 pm
Each year in November, The Banff Centre hosts the Banff Mountain Film Festival celebrating the spirit of adventure and mountains. The films feature the people who live, play and enjoy those areas through high adventure, humor and a love for the out-of-doors! As a sponsor, you would enable CNC to host one of the stops on the world tour as visitors from throughout Michigan view some of the best mountain films of 2013 in the beautiful Bullock Creek Auditorium.

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Added Perks –$250: first opportunity to purchase plants

$500: first opportunity to purchase plants plus a tree, shrub or butterfly plant starter basket

Member Preview –
Thurs, May 29, 2014
12-7 pm

Public Welcome – 
Fri, May 30 • 12-7 pm
Sat, May 31 • 12-4 pm

This CNC fundraiser showcases Michigan-native ferns, trees, shrubs, vines and wildflowers, which add color and interest to newly planted or existing gardens. Plants that are propagated from native genotypes are easier to establish than non-native plants. Master Gardeners, Wild One’s native plant group members and local plant experts will be available to help visitors design and plan their gardens or natural areas.

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Added Perks – $250: Meet and greet keynote speaker Joel Greenberg, research
associate with Chicago Academy of Science and Field.

$500: Meet and greet keynote speaker Joel Greenberg and a signed book by Joel Greenberg: ‘A Feathered River Across the Sky: The Passenger Pigeon’s Flight to Extinction’

Fri, Sept 19, 2014 • 6-10 pm
Sat, Sept 20, 2014 • 6 am-8 pmBioBlitz is a 24-hour race against the clock to find and identify as many species as possible on CNC’s 1,200 acres. Participants work with local top scientists and naturalists, and are involved in field programs such as bird and bat mist netting; electrofishing; live animal programs on bats, other mammals and birds of prey and a special program by keynote speaker Joel Greenberg on the story of the Passenger Pigeon.

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Added Perks –$250: Signed 5 X 7 artist print

$500: Signed 5 X 7 and 8 X 10 artist prints

Member Preview –
Fri, Dec 5, 2014 • 6-9 pm
Public Welcome –
Sat, Dec 6 • 8 am-5 pm

This event showcases some of the best photography, wood carvings, copper sculpture, pottery and baskets by local artists from throughout Michigan. The artwork focuses on the fauna and flora of our region, reminding us of how unique, beautiful and inspiring the natural world can be. The event provides a great opportunity to view and purchase gifts for giving.

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Added Perks –

$250: Accompany Mike Bishop to remove birds from nets

$500: Accompany Mike Bishop to remove birds from nets, plus lunch wtih Mike at the Wetlands

As a sponsor, you would help provide the opportunity for visitors to see birds up-close, and to have a chance to see field researchers in action throughout the late spring, summer and early fall. Alma College’s Mike Bishop, biology professor, harmlessly captures the birds in nets, bands them and explains which data he collects on each specimen such as plumage variations, age, weight, etc. Visitors may photograph the birds, feel their feathers (birds willing) and may even get to release them back into the wild. CNC benefits from the information on the breeding habitats of many bird species at the Wetlands Area.

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