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Sponsorships and Advertising Opportunities:

One of the many ways you can help support our efforts is in the form of sponsorship which will also include (if you choose to accept) recognition of your support on our website and annual meeting / convention. In some cases, this may also include some advertising opportunities as well. You can choose to make a general sponsorship which will be applied to programs and equipment as decided by our educational programs committee and board of director’s. Or, you can choose to support a particular program, educational display, type of equipment, vehicles, facilities, and so forth.

NOTE: All cash donations, funds generated from the sale of donated goods, funds from grants, endowment funds, and sponsorship funds will be held in a separate bank account and used for its intended purposes. As we are not a non-profit entity, we recommend you consult your tax advisor as to its status of tax deductibility.  

Advertising: In some cases, your sponsorship may also include or be deemed as advertising opportunities. By defining your support and sponsorship as advertising, this could make your support a business expense and thus a tax deductible. Your company logo and contact info will be prominently displayed on our website on the" MME wall of honor" webpage and on select banners, displays, pieces of equipment, and vehicles. Please see the list of sponsorship and advertising opportunities for more details

Tom CumminsFor more information, please contact:

Tom Cummins, Director of Operations

email: Tom @mobileminingexperience .com (without the spaces)

Sponsorships and Advertising Opportunities List:

We thank you for considering becoming a sponsor. If you do not see something you would like to sponsor or take advantage of as an advertising opportunity on this list, please contact us. There maybe other opportunities we have yet to post that you might prefer.

 

VERY IMPORTANT! Need to acquire immediately!
New custom cargo trailer : To transport educational displays and materials to events and programs

MME TrailerHow You Can Help: Sponsorship / advertising (Signage will be displayed on the sides of the trailer with the sponsors name or names and the sponsors will also be added to our MME "Wall of honor" web page.
Estimated  cost: $7800.00 plus custom outfitting and graphics for a total of around $9500.00
Donations of any amount will be applied.
Sponsorships / advertising opportunities start for as little as $500 up to full sponsorship commitments...
Priority: VERY High
Timetable: Immediate need!

NOTES: This is a very heavy built cargo trailer (11000 lb dual axle heavy framed cargo trailer down rated to 9990 lbs.) which is needed to be able to safely transport all of our very heavy educational displays, specimens, and supplies to run educational programs for schools, youth groups, summer camps, colleges & universities, nature centers, zoo's, museums, and so forth.

A note for possible sponsors, and the possible advertising benefits of such: First and for most, you will be helping us with our mission to inspire "kids of all ages" in science... But let us glance at the advertising benefits for you too... Not only will this trailer (with the sponsorship signage) be at countless events in front of tens of thousands of people, but this trailer will be used and on the road nearly daily which potentially places the sponsorship signage in front of  possibly millions of people per year.

 

New educational display case:  Rock Cycle display case

MME rock cycle caseHow You Can Help: Sponsorship (a brass plate with the sponsors name will be installed on the case and the sponsors name will also be added to our MME "Wall of honor" web page.
Estimated  cost: $580.00 This case is actually built, but we need a sponsor to help cover the cost of planned upgrades, acquiring new specimen samples, and to add a few final touches to the case itself. 

Donations of any amount will be applied.
Sponsorships / advertising opportunities start for as little as $500
Priority: High
Timetable: Immediate need

 

New educational display case:  SW / MW / LW UV light display case

How You Can Help: Sponsorship (a brass plate with the sponsors name will be installed on the case and the sponsors name will also be added to our MME "Wall of honor" web page.
Estimated  cost: $1800.00 to build the case, plus ongoing costs ($1500 plus) to acquire more specimens for the case

Donations of any amount will be applied.
Sponsorships / advertising opportunities start for as little as $250 up to full sponsorship commitments...

Priority: High… needed for programs we run at schools, colleges & universities, nature center, summer camps & youth group programs, and many others
Timetable: Immediate need

NOTES: This new display case would address some safety concerns and vastly improve our educational program experiences. Plus, this will be used in our new UV & Magical minerals program we plan to begin offering spring / summer 2015. This display case will also be loaned out to local colleges and universities.

 

New educational display / activity cases:  Geode Cracking Stations

GCCHow You Can Help: Sponsorship (a brass plate with the sponsors name will be installed on the case and the sponsors names will also be added to our MME "Wall of honor" web page.
Estimated  cost: $1980.00 per station, four stations for a total of $7920. 

Donations of any amount will be applied.
Sponsorships / advertising opportunities start for as little as $500 up to full sponsorship commitments...
Priority: High… needed for school, nature center, & youth group programs
Timetable: Immediate need

NOTES: These new geode cracking program stations would address some safety concerns and vastly improve our educational program experiences. Plus, this will address some access issues we currently have with our large multi-station cabinet we currently are using

 

New educational display cases: Geode Program Educational Display case

GCDHow You Can Help: Sponsorship, Grant, or donations (a brass plate with the sponsors name will be installed on the case and the sponsors name will also be added to our MME "Wall of honor" web page.)
Estimated cost: The display case will cost $1200 to construct, plus the cost of new specimens which will be an ongoing venture as we continue to add new specimens to the collection. Some specimens maybe donated or loaned to us for use in our educational efforts. That said, the collection we envision acquiring could run many thousands of dollars

Donations of any amount will be applied.
Sponsorships / advertising opportunities start for as little as $250 up to full sponsorship commitments...
Priority: High
Timetable: Immediate need

Notes: This would involve the construction of a custom designed display case and securing specimens that will be displayed from around the world that will be displayed inside it. This would be used in our educational geode cracking programs as well as other educational programs and efforts

 

New custom designed & built gem & fossil mining mobile flume systems:

FTHow You Can Help: Sponsorship and/or advertising opportunities. Sponsors names will be clearly displayed on the sides of the trailer in a block that begins with "We would like to thank the following sponsors for helping make this equipment possible" and the sponsors names will also be added to our MME "Wall of honor" web page.
Estimated “on the road” cost: $28,000 is our current estimate to get this on the road. But, if we could just get enough sponsors to come forward and cover just the start-up costs of $14,500, we could at least get started...

Donations of any amount will be applied.
Sponsorships / advertising opportunities start for as little as $1000 up to full sponsorship commitments...
Priority: High… We really need to increase capacities for 2016 and beyond…
Timetable: Immediate need

NOTES: This new system would address several key issues that we currently experience.  From a capacity stand point, it will significantly increase the number of participants we are able to work with per day while also greatly reducing our prep, set up, and tear down times. This system will also address some other shortfalls including adding improved handicap accessibility, improved safety, improved equipment security, and much more

 

Pickup truck to be used to run educational programs:

How You Can Help: Sponsorship and/or advertising opportunities
Estimated “on the road” cost:TBD
Priority: High
Timetable: Immediate need

Notes: For 2015, we need to add at least one 3/4 to 1 ton pickup truck to support our educational programs

Cargo van or small box truck to be used to run educational programs:

How You Can Help: Sponsorship and/or advertising opportunities
Estimated “on the road” cost:TBD
Priority: Medium High
Timetable: Spring / summer 2015

Notes: For 2014, we would really like to add at least one  cargo type van (or small box truck) to support our educational programs

 

Mentors in Science Program:

How You Can Help: Sponsorship, Grant, or donations
Estimated cost: TBD
Priority: High
Timetable: Spring 2015

NOTES:

 

Minerals In Your Daily Life Program:

How You Can Help: Sponsorship, Grant, or donations
Estimated cost: $2500 for display case, specimens, and related materials

Donations of any amount will be applied.
Sponsorships / advertising opportunities start for as little as $250 up to full sponsorship commitments...
Priority: High
Timetable: winter 2014 / spring 2015

NOTES: A new program we are developing that will involve the study of the minerals that make up everything we have and affect everything we do, i.e. the dishes we use to eat with, the homes we live in, our electronic devices. Designed to give an appreciation and understanding of how important minerals are to our daily lives

Meteors and Meteorites

   

How You Can Help: Sponsorship, Grant, or donations
Estimated cost: The display case will cost between $850 to construct. The initial cost of the specimens will be in excess of $2500, but will continue as an ongoing venture as we continue to add new specimens to the collection. Some specimens maybe donated or loaned to us for use in our educational efforts. However, the collection we envision acquiring could run many thousands of dollars

Donations of any amount will be applied.
Sponsorships / advertising opportunities start for as little as $250 up to full sponsorship commitments..
Priority: High
Timetable:  spring 2015

NOTES: This is a new program we are developing to further our mission to inspire "kids of all ages" in sceince

Fossil Program

How You Can Help: Sponsorship, Grant, or donations
Estimated cost: The display case will cost $850 to construct. The cost of the specimens will be an ongoing venture as we continue to add new specimens to the collection. Some specimens maybe donated or loaned to us for use in our educational efforts. However, the collection we envision acquiring could run in excess of $8,500
Priority: High
Timetable:  spring  / summer 2015

NOTES: In 2013, we introduced our first enriched fossil ore and was very well received. Now, we are getting lots of requests for fossil programs that would include a interactive lecture, displays of fossils, and the hands-on activity of fossil mining.  We are seeking support to enable us to build displays cases, secure specimens, and develop handouts and lesson plans for the new program.

Lapidary equipment & mobile lapidary lab

How You Can Help: Sponsorship, Grant, or donations
Estimated cost: $46,000 to $50,000, plus ongoing materials and improvement costs.
Priority: High
Timetable: Immediate need

NOTES: As part of our educational programs, we plan to cut & polish one face of large rocks and stones from both the local area and from around the world so that participants can see both the natural and polished surfaces. To do so, we need to secure a large rock slab saw (18" minimum) to cut the stones and a large vibrating lap machine to polish them


          
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