Pollinator Plus Museum
•Pollinator Museum – A place where people can go to learn all about pollinators including what they are, the crucial role they play in our world, and the many serious threats that they face. •Plus – Visitors to the museum will also learn all about invasive plants, why they are one of the most serious threats to pollinators in our area, what other problems they are causing, and what can be done about them. •Plus – Revenue generated by the museum will be used to remove invasive plants from throughout southwest Ohio. Park districts, businesses, municipalities, schools, churches, or any other land owners can earn credits to have invasive plants removed at no cost! •Plus – Revenue generated by the museum will also be used to create well maintained pollinator habitats in select locations. •Plus – Schools (or businesses) can earn credits to have well maintained pollinator habitats created on their property . . . at no cost!
Deeply discounted daily, two year, five year, and even lifetime passes are on sale now. Only a limited number of these passes will be sold to cover our basic operating expenses for the museum for one year. After this initial fund raiser is over, regular admission to the museum will be $10 per person.
Our target opening date for the museum is July 1st, 2017. www.poln8rsplus.org
Here’s how it works. Every time an admission pass is purchased for the museum, the buyer will be asked who they want credited for their transaction. Once the basic operating expenses of the museum have been covered, up to 100% of all revenue generated will go toward having invasive plants removed, and/or well-maintained pollinator habitat created for whatever park district, business, municipality, OR SCHOOL was credited for the admission pass purchase.
If your school district is credited for 1000 admission passes sold @ $10 ea., they will receive a $10,000 pollinator habitat. What’s more, only $5000 in plants, material, and labor will be invested initially so that $1000 per year can go toward maintaining the planting over the following five years. In fact, your students could be the very ones paid to help maintain the planting.
Of course if your school or district is credited for 10,000 visitors to the museum, @ $10 each, they will qualify for a $100,000 pollinator habitat . . . which would be quite impressive indeed!
Now this is just the tip of the ice burg as far as education, and our relationship with schools is concerned. We are also going to be putting together a mobile Pollinator Museum, which will travel throughout the region to visit schools, and educate students on everything pollinators . . . and invasive plants. We are also going to be introducing a new sustainable method of handling mowing at school districts and parks which would save thousands of dollars, and have many other benefits as well . . . but more on that later.
Btw, if any of your students want to help create some of the displays for the museum, we will be recruiting qualified volunteers to help with that. There will also be numerous opportunities for volunteers to help with research, marketing, and many other projects that we will be involved with.
Please visit our web site to learn more about this exciting opportunity, including how to purchase tickets in order to start building credits for your school or district right now.
Ken Carman Founder/Director