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2014 Sponsorship Package

Hartman Reserve Nature Center

Hartman Reserve Nature Center


Hartman Reserve Nature center is a 300 acre wooded isle located in the heart of metropolitan Black Hawk County, Iowa. Since its establishment in 1976, Hartman has been a proud part of the Cedar Valley with the mission of understanding the environment through education, recreation, and community involvement and to the stewardship of a unique natural area.

Date: Sunday, April 20, 2014 Time: 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Location: Hartman Reserve Nature Center 657 Reserve Dr. Cedar Falls, IA 50613

The Reserve houses three habitats: forest, wetland, and prairie. This three-in-one environment provides a natural experience unique to Iowa and much of the Midwest.

The reserve is a partner site of Silos and Smokestacks National Heritage Area, which is one of 49 federally designated heritage areas in the nation and affiliated via the National Park Service. Hartman is also designated as an Iowa Watchable Wildlife Site, and Important Bird Area, and certified by the Iowa DNA Preserves Board. The Reserve boasts paved and unpaved biking and hiking trails, connection to the Cedar Valley Paddler’s Trail, and a variety of quality facilities in addition to its notable natural features. The Interpretive Center is central to many of the Reserve’s programming experiences. Complete with hands-on exhibits, a gift shop, and a beautiful banquet hall, this facility is a highly sought rental facility for weddings and other events. The Gene and Betty Buckles Program Center demonstrates “green building” through its energy efficiency and use of recycled building materials. This facility is also used for programming and available for rent. We would like to take this opportunity to invite individuals, businesses and organizations to participate as a sponsor in the 2014 Earth Fair at Hartman Reserve Nature Center and take advantage of the many benefits available exclusively to sponsors of the event. Thank you for taking the time to review this package and we look forward to your support.



Picnic for the Planet: Attending families are encouraged to bring a picnic lunch to participate in The Nature Conservancy’s global “Picnic for the Planet” event which celebrates and protects our world’s food and water sources. Earth Fair Activities: This event features four great environmental education and recreation programs for families of all ages. All experiences provide unique hands-on learning and fun with experienced naturalists in the beautiful landscapes of Hartman Reserve. The following agenda provides a glimpse of the programs being offered at this year’s Earth Day event. Environmental Service Work -Tree Planting -Garbage Collection Recreation in the Great Outdoors -Canoeing, Kayaking, and Fishing at Lake Manatt -DIY Camping Gear Hike with Naturalist Chris Anderson Environmental Education -Displays and Exhibits -Crafts Recycling Education -Composting and Worms Silent Auction

Hartman Reserve Nature Center

Hartman Reserve Nature Center



Earth Fair 2014 targets families with children under fifteen in the Cedar Valley, specifically the Cedar Falls/Waterloo area. Secondary target audiences include grandparents with young grandchildren as well as weekend childcare providers. The general audience is allowed to come, but activities are geared towards families and children.

Who We Reach


Opportunity to partner and align your company with a well-recognized not-for-profit organization Opportunity to support environmental education and align your company with the “green” movement Opportunity to reach families and children of all economic classes in an exclusive setting Opportunity to utilize a unique annual partnership

LOGO AND NAME APPEARANCE AND PLACEMENT • Sponsor’s name and logo appear on the Hartman Reserve official website with direct link to Sponsor’s website • Sponsor’s name appears on all event-related print materials including onsite signage, registration forms, and promotional fliers • Sponsor’s name and logo appears in the Spring edition of The Oak newsletter • Sponsor’s name appears on web related promotions including email newsletter • Sponsor’s name will appear on the Hartman Reserve Facebook page

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The Cedar Valley Area Families with young children Grandparents with young grandchildren Over 400 people attended the event last year!

Website The nature center’s website is very informative and up to date with major events, programs for children, and ways to contact the nature center. Social/Electronic Marketing • Hartman Reserve Nature Center keeps the public updated with its Facebook page • The Facebook page has over 562 “likes.”

Hartman Reserve Nature Center

Hartman Reserve Nature Center

EARTH FAIR IN THE NEWS “A glimpse at Earth Fairs past”


Adam Nienkark, left, helps Kay Heth, second from left, on to Lake Manatt as her husband El Heth waits his turn during the Earth Fair at the Hartman Nature Reserve on Sunday, April 18, 2010, in Waterloo. Sunday was the first time the Cedar Falls couple tried kayaking. (RICK TIBBOTT/ Courier Staff Photographer)

\Sheila Houston, right, leads Marley Richter through the woods at the Hartman Nature Reserve during an Earth Fair on Sunday, April 18, 2010, in Waterloo. (RICK TIBBOTT/ Courier Staff Photographer)

Teamwork! Volunteers having fun on the trails at Earth Fair 2012!

GRASSROOTS: $300 Green Iowa Americorps* Green Scene of Black Hawk County* Stowell Consulting LLC SEEDS: Up to $100 Blain’s Farm & Fleet* Cast to Characters* Cedar Falls Trees Correll, Sheerer, Benson, Engels, Galles & Demro, P.L.C. Glasnapp Farms* Green Fields Health Food Center* Hansen’s Farm Fresh Dairy* Hearst Center for the Arts* Hy-Vee* Independent Avon Rep.* Kay Jeweler’s* Little Sprouts Greenhouse Mad Hatter* Mudd Signs* Scheels* UniversiTees* Victoria’s Secret* *In-Kind

Hartman Reserve Nature Center

Hartman Reserve Nature Center

SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES Hartman Reserve Nature Center offers 3 different sponsorship opportunities with enormous potential to increase your company’s visibility within the Cedar Valley. Sponsorship Levels

Prairie Level $500

An Ad in our monthly newsletter “The Oak”

Full Page Ad

Half Page Ad

Quarter Page Ad

Discount on future ad space for 1 year




3 hours

2 hours

1 hour




Free Vendor Booth space at event Recieve Award at annual ‘Friends of Hartman’ Banquet Special acknowledgement on facebook

Company signage at event

Grassroots Level $300

Seeds Level $100

Sponsorship Levels Continued

Prairie Level $500

Grassroots Level $300

Listing on Hartman website

Photo-ops with Hartman staff at event

Insert Promo swag or product in giveaway bags Branding on all print materials

Free registration to future Hartman events

2 media mentions for event related coverage

Free on-site leaf plaque in Hartman Nature Reserve Center lobby

4 events

2 events

Seeds Level $100

Hartman Reserve Nature Center

Hartman Reserve Nature Center

SPONSORSHIP AGREEMENT Sponsorship: Yes, we want to be involved and sponsor the Hartman Reserve Nature Center Earth Day Event Company Name: ________________________________________________________________

Contact Name: _________________________________________________________________ Address: ______________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________

Ed Gruenwald Marcus Berschman Nature Center Director Sponsorship Coordinator

Telephone #: __________________ Fax #: _____________________ Email: ________________ SPONSORSHIP:

We would like to be a spnsor at the following level (please check an item)

Prairie Sponsorship Grassroots Sponsorship Seeds Sponsorship


$500 $300 $100

Jennifer Mann Rebecca Siemens Sponsorship Coordinator Sponsorship Coordinator

IN KIND DONATION: Donations will be recognized at the above levels for 50% of the total cash value. Product Description: ____________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________ Total Retail Value $ ____________________________________________________________________________ Signature: _____________________________________________ Date: ___________________ PAYMENT INFORMATION 1. Email completed contract to 2. An invoice will be sent to you from Hartman Reserve Nature Center following the reciept of your completed Sponsorship Confirmation. All sponsorship opportunities are on a first come first committed basis. We ask that sponsorships and donations be committed no later than Friday February 7th, 2014 so that we may include your company name in recognition and promotion materials. Artwork and logo is required no later than February 21st, 2014. Send to Note: Hartman Reserve Nature Center reserves the right to approve all sponsorships and donations. For accounting purposes: a letter of acknowledgement detailing your donation will be provded. For items, please provide an invoice or statement of fair market value. Hartman Reserve Nature Center is a not-for-profit organization. No tax reciepts will be issued.

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