Why Sponsor the Science Festival?

The generosity of individuals and organizations throughout the Treasure Coast make it possible to bring the Indian River Lagoon Science Festival to the community as a free public science event. Your donation supports science in our region by making it accessible to everyone.

For  information on sponsoring the 2017 Indian River Lagoon Science Festival, please contact:
Laura Diederick
Co-Chair, Indian River Lagoon Science Festival
Smithsonian Marine Station
772.462.6216  •  diederick (at) si.edu

A 2012 study by the Goodman Research Group on behalf of the Science Festival Alliance underscored the significant impact science festivals have on the public:

  • 70% of festival attendees said they learned something new about science

  • 60% said attending a science festival increased their interest in science

  • 59% of attendees said the festival helped them connect to other science happenings in their communities

For the full study report, visit the Science Festival Alliance resource page: www.sciencefestivals.org/resources

Donations can be made via check to the Smithsonian Marine Station(Fiscal Agent of the IRL Science Festival).

Donations are tax-deductible.

Federal Tax Identification Number provided upon request. 

Platinum Level Sponsor  •  $10,000

  • Logo recognition and link on Festival website

  • Logo recognition on on-site event signage and program materials

  • Logo recognition on Festival T-shirts

  • Logo placement on event stage(s)

  • Acknowledgement as major event sponsor in all event press releases, promotional flyers and social media campaigns

  • Free exhibit space(s) in preferred location

  • Special ‘Sponsor in Focus’ recognition in one social media post

  • Acknowledgement during on-site event announcements

  • Logo printed on on-site event banner

  • Speaking opportunity athigh profile Festival event

  • Featured as major event sponsor in all promotional materials and event advertising

  • Customized benefits to be mutually agreed upon


Gold Level Sponsor  •  $5,000

  • Logo recognition and link on Festival website

  • Logo recognition on on-site event signage and program materials

  • Logo recognition on Festival T-shirts

  • Acknowledgement in event press releases, promotional flyers and social media campaigns

  • Free exhibit space(s) in preferred location

  • Special ‘Sponsor in Focus’ recognition in one social media post

  • Acknowledgement during on-site event announcements

  • Logo printed on on-site event banner

  • Speaking opportunity athigh profile Festival event

  • Featured as major event sponsor in all promotional materials and event advertising

  • Customized benefits to be mutually agreed upo


Silver Level Sponsor • $2,500

  • Logo recognition and link on Festival website

  • Logo recognition on on-site event signage and program materials

  • Logo recognition on Festival T-shirts

  • Acknowledgement in event press releases, promotional flyers and social media campaigns

  • Free exhibit space in preferred location

  • Special ‘Sponsor in Focus’ recognition in one social media post

  • Acknowledgement during on-site event announcements

  • Logo printed on on-site event banner

  • Customized benefits to be mutually agreed upon


Bronze Level Sponsor • $1,000

  • Name recognition on Festival website

  • Name recognition on on-site event signage and program materials

  • Name recognition on Festival T-shirts

  • Acknowledgement in event press releases, promotional flyers and social media campaigns

  • Free exhibit space in preferred location

  • Customized benefits to be mutually agreed upon


Copper Level Sponsor • $500

  • Name recognition on Festival website

  • Name recognition on on-site event signage and program materials

  • Customized benefits to be mutually agreed upon