National Science Teaching Association (NSTA) Sponsorship Opportunities

National Science Teaching Association (NSTA) Sponsorship Opportunities
DENVER, COLORADO; MARCH 2024

MEC enjoys participating in the National Science Teaching Association (NSTA) Conferences. Our booths display and provide free educational materials designed to help teachers educate their students on the importance of minerals and mining in their daily lives. Knowledgeable volunteers talk to teachers about their own work in the minerals industry.

MEC is looking for companies and/or individuals who are passionate about the next generation and their awareness of the mining industry to  sponsor this effort. MEC is offering several levels of sponsorship with different benefits that are laid out below.

Gold Sponsor: $5,000
• Logo placement on MEC informational flyer
• Company logo on rock boxes provided to teachers
• Company logo on mineral key
• Logo placement throughout our booth; including sponsor/rock box donor signage
• Recognition in Mining Engineering magazine, SMEF newsletter and SME e-news as NSTA Partner

Silver Sponsor: $2,500
• Company name on MEC informational flyer
• Logo placement on sponsor/rock box donor signage
• Recognition in Mining Engineering magazine, SMEF newsletter and SME e-news as NSTA Partner

Copper Sponsor: $1,000
• Logo placement on sponsor/rock box donor signage
• Recognition in Mining Engineering magazine, SMEF newsletter and SME e-news as NSTA Partner

Zinc Sponsor: Donations Less than $1,000
• Logo placement on sponsor/rock box donor signage

The following “non-booth related” sponsorships are also available for the event:
In-Kind Donor Materials:

•  Rock Box Specimen Donor – includes the benefits of Copper Sponsorship
Donate mineral 1 1/2” to 2” diameter samples to be included in approximately 2000 teacher rock boxes. We are looking to fill the kits with specimens containing or related to the following minerals: Copper, Lithium, Aluminum, Molybdenum, Silica, Rare Earth Elements, Gold (Sold), Silver (Sold), Platinum Group Metals, Zinc (Sold), and Iron

•  Rock Box Sponsor ($2,500) – includes the benefits of Silver Sponsorship plus logo on rock boxes

•  Workshop Space Donation – includes the benefits of Silver Sponsorship – Sold! Thank you to Harrison Western!

•  10x Hand Lenses ($1,500) – includes the benefits of Copper Sponsorship

•  Printing Sponsorship ($1,500) – includes the benefits of Copper Sponsorship

•  Transportation Sponsor (Transportation of Materials To/From Conference) ($ 500) – includes the benefit of Zinc Sponsor. Note: material handling – moving boxes within the convention center costs about $4,000.

Contact Megan Martin at martin@smenet.org or Richard Schwering at rschwering@hardrock-consulting for Sponsorship Details and to reserve your spot at this important event!