The Nina Mason Pulliam Rio Salado Center, two miles south of downtown Phoenix, attracts a wide variety of people: families with young children, college students, downtown professionals, outdoor enthusiasts, birdwatchers, retirees, and many others. Given its location, events and programs generally encourage high Latino attendance through bilingual materials and signage. Our website, e-mails, and social media channels reach about 14,000 people and make thousands more impressions annually—and our reach grows daily! Be part of our success and have some fun in the process!
Benefits of sponsoring
- your logo included in multi-media event promotional materials, such as flyers, website, etc.
- recognition on Audubon Arizona’s well-trafficked website and social media channels
- opportunities to meet and greet attendees of the event
- opportunities to distribute promotional items
- ongoing annual membership in Audubon’s Corporate Council of donors who give $1,000 or more annually; invitations to select Council events and activities for one year
- tax deduction
- inclusion in Audubon Arizona’s 2016-17 Honor Roll of Donors (if desired)
- association with the national reputation of the National Audubon Society
- that great feeling that comes from meeting a community need!
- other promotional opportunities as negotiated with Audubon Arizona
Sponsorship/Support Opportunities Available
Enchanted Trail / Sendero Encantado
A weekend of family fun where children get a rare glimpse of a restored desert habitat by night while learning about Arizona's nocturnal wildlife. The goal is to introduce environmental education in a fun and culturally-competent way to the underserved South Phoenix community, inspiring children and adults to develop feelings of caring for the environment. Over 2,000 attendees each year learn about nature through hikes, scavenger hunts, live animals, crafts, and much more, led by Audubon experts in a beautifully-restored 600-acre wildlife refuge.
Birds n’ Beer
Our signature after-work event, now in its seventh season. Offered free every third Thursday of the month, Birds ‘n Beer brings together working professionals, conservationist leaders and volunteers, ASU and community college students, retirees, and many others for networking, a lively and entertaining presentation, and craft beer. Birds n’ Beer routinely receives multi-media coverage and acclaim, including the Arizona Republic’s “Things to do” section and a Phoenix New Times “Best Of” Award.
Camp Audubon Adventures
The Valley’s most nature-intensive, hands-on summer camp for third through sixth graders, offered in June-July 2017. The six-week camp recruits from throughout the Valley—including outreach to lower-income, underserved neighborhoods. Campers learn in-depth about desert animals, plants, rocks, water, weather—even the solar system—sparking interest and enthusiasm for the study of science and science careers. The camp features one overnight at Camp Colley in Payson where campers learn how to tent camp, fish, and ride a horse. Help children focus on nature by funding outdoor classrooms where birds fly, rivers run, and rabbits hop!
Birds n’ Bikes
Features guided bike tours of the Rio Salado habitat. Expert Audubon biologists lead participants on a bike tour through the habitat and teach about the local birds they can see along the way. Participants bring their own bikes, or they can rent an on-site Grid Bike.
A family-friendly education program featuring live birds presented by Liberty Wildlife. Attendees see live animals up close and learn about their behaviors. The second Saturday of the month, October-April. Admission is free.
For more information on becoming a sponsor, contact George Martinez at (623) 377-3597 or firstname.lastname@example.org.