Business Sponsorships

By investing in the Inland Seas Education Association business sponsorship program, you are investing in the future of our Great Lakes. Through your partnership, Great Lakes stewards are developed and future Great Lakes scientists are taught. Your support helps us accomplish our passion and mission of protecting the Great Lakes through education to both youth and adults by providing updated, ongoing research and programming opportunities. By helping us keep our costs down, we can deliver affordable programs to the communities we serve.

There are three ways you can become an ISEA business sponsor:

  • Become a member
  • Adopt a class
  • Become a partner

2017-18 Business Members 

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Schmuckal Oil Company

Chemical Bank – Suttons Bay Branch

 

Membership

All business membership levels are announced on social media at membership inception, acknowledged in the annual report, and are recognized in a yearly press release of business sponsors. 2017-18 memberships expire 9/30/18.

$500 Suttons Bay Level

  • Name on web site

$1,000 Grand Traverse Bay Level

  • Logo on web site
  • 2 complementary tickets for a public sail

$2,500 Lake Huron Level

  • Logo and link on web site
  • Sponsorship of one half-day Schoolship experience (Charter for a Purpose)
  • 5 complementary tickets for a public sail
  • Recognition in Executive Director’s monthly newsletter

$5,000 Lake Michigan Level

  • Logo and link on web site
  • Logo on banner at dock for the season
  • Sponsorship of two half-day Schoolship experiences (Charter for a Purpose)
  • Customized 2-hour sail for up to 35 people that meets needs of company such as team building, education, staff recognition/reward, etc.
  • Recognition in Executive Director’s monthly newsletter

$10,000 Lake Superior Level

  • Logo and link on web site
  • Logo on banner at dock for the season
  • Logo on banner to be displayed at all ports of call
  • Sponsorship of four half-day Schoolship experiences (Charter for a Purpose)
  • Customized 2-hour sail for up to 35 people that meets needs of company such as team building, education, staff recognition/reward, etc.
  • Recognition in Executive Director’s monthly newsletter

If you are interested in becoming a business member, please call the office at 231.271.3077 or donate below.




Adopt-a-Class

Through Inland Seas’ Adopt-a-Class program, a business funds the portion of a sail that a classroom would normally pay to participate. Your scholarship of $825 would allow up to 35 students, teachers, and chaperones to participate in a half-day Schoolship experience. During this sail, students become real scientists when they collect and examine samples of bottom organisms, use a micro-view system to observe plankton, test water clarity, mix chemicals, and learn navigation while steering the ship. Cost to sponsor: $825 per class

If you would like to adopt a class, please call the ISEA office at 231.271.3077.

Partnership Opportunities

ISEA is looking to partner with businesses for specific campaigns. Campaigns can be ISEA developed or unique to the partnership. Time and financial contributions vary with each opportunity. Contact the ISEA office, 231.271.3077, for more information.

Current campaigns

Microplastics: Join ISEA in reducing the amount of microplastics in the Great Lakes. These small particles of plastic end up in our water through wastewater, runoff, and litter, endangering our food web. ISEA collects microplastic samples throughout the summer. Become a partner to help get the word out and minimize microplastics in our Great Lakes.

 

 

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