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Sponsor A Classroom

Sponsor a Classroom is a campaign aimed at providing educators with groundwater curriculum and instructional materials across the country. This yearly campaign is hosted by the Groundwater Foundation in association with the National Ground Water Association.

The goal of the campaign is to connect industry sponsors to educators and their classrooms across the United States. The Groundwater Foundation will handle the matchmaking, you just need to decide if you want to sponsor a classroom.

The Awesome Aquifer Kit is a fun and educational groundwater kit with everything you need to build an aquifer model. Instructions and activity supplies are included to walk you through learning all about groundwater.

In January 2022, we will be launching a digital version of our Awesome Aquifer Kit to suit all distance learning needs! Awesome Aquifer 360 will include the same standards, lessons, and hands on activity as the physical kit without having to store, clean, or replace any materials.

What's in the Box?

  • 5 Awesome Aquifer kits (suggested use is 2-4 students per kit)
  • 3 year subscription to Awesome Aquifer 360 for one teacher and their class, unique access codes will be given to each sponsored teacher
  • 2 National Ground Water Association created aquifer posters for the classroom. One poster is a labeled aquifer and the other is a map of North America and the major aquifers.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much is it to sponsor a classroom?
The contribution is $500 per classroom. This means for every $500 donation you give one box of 5 physical Awesome Aquifer Kits, 3 years of membership to Awesome Aquifer 360, and two NGWA-created aquifer posters to be sent to a teacher of your choosing or from our list of interested educators.

Is my donation tax-deductible?
Yes! The Groundwater Foundation is a nonprofit organization.

What is going to each classroom?

  • 5 Awesome Aquifer kits (suggested use is 2-4 students per kit)
  • 3-year subscription to Awesome Aquifer 360 for one teacher and their class, unique access codes will be given to each sponsored teacher
  • 2 National Ground Water Association created aquifer posters for the classroom. One poster is a labeled aquifer and the other is a map of North America and the major aquifers
  • Logo from sponsor printed on heavy cardstock to display proudly.

What is an Awesome Aquifer kit?
Check it out at www.awesomeaquifer.com!

What is Awesome Aquifer 360?
Awesome Aquifer 360 is an online interactive version of the physical Awesome Aquifer kit, including a tour of a college geology lab, videos to extend learning about hydrogeology and groundwater, and voiceover lessons. This new program will allow teachers to meet their students' needs no matter their ability or the form of education, whether it be in-person or virtual.

How long is the sponsorship?
Sponsorship lasts one year. Teachers get to keep all the materials given to them and can enjoy the 3-year membership to our online model, the Awesome Aquifer 360. 

Can I choose a school or district?
Yes, of course! When you fill out the donation form, you can specify the exact school and teacher you want to receive this donation. Please be as specific as possible so that The Groundwater Foundation can easily contact the school. 

What if I don't have a school in mind?
That's fine! The Groundwater Foundation has a long list of educators requesting to be sponsored! When you make your donation, just leave the "school" line blank. The Foundation will match you with a school and notify you before we ship the boxes to educators before the next school year.

 

How to Become a Sponsor

Step 1. Read the details about how your company benefits from this donation.

What you receive after sponsoring:

  • Sample press release
  • Social media post with your logo
  • Your logo on this page
  • Logo in the quarterly and annual reports
  • Logo printed on a lightweight sign to be displayed in the sponsored classroom — “Our classroom has been sponsored by XYZ Drilling.”

Step 2. Sponsor!

 

 

Your charitable deduction for federal income tax purposes is limited to the excess of the amount of money contributed over the value of the goods or services provided by the charity.

Step 3. Receive a sponsor confirmation email and wait to be paired with an educator!

How to Register Your Classroom

Step 1. Fill out this survey with contact information.

 

 

Step 2. Receive confirmation of registration email.

Step 3. Wait to be sponsored!

You will receive an email from Bex Armbruster (barmbruster@ngwa.org).

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