Earth Day Celebration

Sponsorship Opportunities for 2023 Earth Day 5K & Kids’ Raccoon Run coming soon!

The Kalamazoo Nature Center invites you to sponsor our Earth Day Celebration. Since Earth Day was first recognized in 1970, KNC has offered free admission to the community to help increase understanding and appreciation of the natural world. Our day kicks of with a Kids Raccoon Run – a fun, 1k romp along a stroller and wagon accessible trail. The Earth Day 5k follows featuring some of KNC’s most beautiful trails.

A sponsorship places your business in front of our 6,200+ membership base and the greater Kalamazoo community. Proceeds support KNC’s early childhood education programs, which provide high-quality, nature-based education for children ages 3 and 4.

Three Ways to Sponsor!
1. Secure online signup coming soon
2. Fill out this form and mail to: Kalamazoo Nature Center, 7000 North Westnedge Avenue, Kalamazoo, MI. 49009
3. Contact: Lisa Panich, Communications Director at or (269) 381-1574 x 38

Sponsorship Levels & Benefits

Exclusive Great Horned Owl Sponsor $2,500 

tax deductible = $2,000 / non tax deductible = $ 500

Sponsor benefits include:    
•  Logo  top level on back of run shirt
• Table/banner at athlete check-in (sponsor provides banner)
• Logo on top  level of KNC event banner and publicity
• Regular mentions by event announcer
• Logo and link at top level on KNC event page
• Social media: Multiple lead-up acknowledgements
• Recognition in Nature Center News
• 10 complimentary event entries

Pileated Woodpecker Sponsor  $500

tax deductible = $400 / non tax deductible = $100

Sponsor benefits include:
• Logo 3rd level on back of run shirt
• Logo on 3rd level of KNC event banner and publicity
• Logo and link 3rd level placement on KNC event page
• Social media: Multiple day-of acknowledgements
• Recognition in Nature Center News
• 4 complimentary event entries

Red-tailed Hawk Sponsor  $1,000

tax deductible = $800 / non deductible = $200

Sponsor benefits include:
• Logo 2nd level on back of run shirt
•  Banner at athlete check-in (sponsor provides banner)
• Logo on 2nd level of KNC event banner and publicity
• Regular mentions by event announcer
• Logo and link 2nd level placement on KNC event page
• Social media: Multiple lead-up acknowledgements
• Recognition in Nature Center News
• 6 complimentary event entries

Bluebird Sponsor  $250

tax deductible = $200 / non tax deductible = $50

Sponsor benefits include:
• Name on back of run shirt
• Name on KNC event banner and publicity
• Name on KNC event page
• Social media: Multiple day-of acknowledgements
• Recognition in Nature Center News
• 2 complimentary event entries