Support K-12 Programs

Want to support one of our K-12 programs? Preview the list below and contact Caitlin Yoder, education coordinator, to partner with us: 574-372-5100, ext. 6445 or yodercs@grace.edu

Aquatic Petting Zoo – $400

This program provides an opportunity for kindergarten students to observe and interact with local aquatic animals. They will observe, study, make predictions and find answers about each animal they encounter.

Sponsors will be recognized by:

  • Sponsor logo on teacher correspondence with parents
  • Mentioned as a sponsor in related press releases

Lakes & Streams Art Contest – $500

This contest raises awareness of and appreciation for Kosciusko County’s waters through artistic expression. Students in grades 4-12 submit artwork for a chance to win a cash prize, and have their art featured in our annual calendar.

Sponsors will be recognized by:

  • Sponsor logo in contest promotions and displays
  • Mentioned as a sponsor in related press releases
  • Sponsor logo on one month of the calendar

Classroom Lake Experience – $800

We place aquariums in local classrooms and fill them with native lake plants and animals to teach children about our local lakes. Supplemental in-class lake ecology lessons are offered by the Lilly Center education team. We also supply a library of activity ideas and freshwater ecology books to help students understand what they observe in the tank.

Sponsors will be recognized by:

  • Sponsor logo on aquarium in classroom
  • Mentioned as a sponsor in teacher correspondence with parents
  • Mentioned as a sponsor in related press releases

Community Lake Experience – $1000

We place aquariums around the community and fill them with native plants and animals to teach community members about our local lakes. These tanks are installed year-round, and come with a library of freshwater ecology books to help individuals understand what they observe in the aquarium.

Sponsors will be recognized by:

  • Sponsor logo on aquarium
  • Mentioned as a sponsor in related press releases
  • Mentioned as a sponsor in teacher correspondence with parents

Lake Adventure Day – $700

Lake Adventure Days are an opportunity for students to go beyond the walls of their classroom to learn about our lakes and streams. Each day utilizes stations to address different water topics. Sponsorships are for individual stations at both Lake Adventure Days occurring this school year.

Sponsors will be recognized by:

  • Sponsor logo on education station sign
  • Mentioned as a sponsor in teacher correspondence with parents
  • Mentioned as a sponsor in related press releases

Contact Caitlin Yoder at 574-372-5100, ext. 6453 or yodercs@grace.edu