Description of Summer Programming and Benefits to the Community
Our request is for funding support for our 2015 summer activities. These include the 4th Annual NSI Cardboard Boat Regatta (July 5), the Questing: Building Community Connections workshop (August 4-7), five weeks of programs for young people (June and July 2015), and the TALKeetna Talks, an eight-week lecture series. Our family-friendly events are designed to engage people of all ages, residents and visitors alike, in active, informative and thought-provoking activities.
- Our Classroom with a View summer camps helps young people develop their leadership skills while learning about the place they live through a comprehensive program of leadership, environmental science, natural history, and art activities.
- The 4th Annual NSI Cardboard Boat Regatta promises to be a fun-filled inter-generational event, with keen competition expected for the coveted Commodore’s Cup! This event provides a perfect way for young people to apply the “STEAM” (science, technology, engineering, art, and math) skills recognized as essential in today’s rapidly changing world.
- This summer, NSI is proud to be hosting Delia Clark, nationally recognized place-based educator and author of Questing: A Guide to Creating Community Treasure Hunts. Questing is a clue-based scavenger hunt, using the best of place-based education methods to learn about a particular topic. Delia will work with community leaders, teachers, and other educators to learn the process of questing, while simultaneously developing a place-based quest focused on the 2016 Centennial of Talkeenta. Attendees will be prepared to take the method back to their own schools, communities, and programs to replicate effective place-based education.
Benefactor ($2000 +)
Master ($1000 -$1999)
All donors will receive recognition on the NSI website and in the NSI monthly enewsletter, and with the option to include a website link. Donors at or above the $250 donation level will be included on the 2016 Sponsor banner, if a pledge is received by June 15, 2016. Sustaining donors will be distinguished on the banner with gold lettering. The banner will be displayed beneath the NSI roadside sign, and at occasional offsite events.