After Hours @ The Burke
The "After Hours @ the Burke" event will be held at the Burke Museum. The proposed cost is $2,335. The event seeks to reduce plastic waste on campus by providing fun and informational activities that demonstrate what plastics are, the impacts of plastic pollution, and how the campus community can make a difference as responsible consumers and recyclers. The Burke Student Advisory Group is partnering with SEED.
The event will provide numberous volunteer oppotunities for members of SEED, the Burke Student Advisory Board, and other groups. There will be 2 or 3 students working each of the event activity tables, and presenting the campus information related to sustainability.
We estimate a total of 18-20 volunteers.
Education & Outreach:
This event will be promoted to the campus through flyers and signage, as well as via digital means, such as the Burke and SEED social media outlets. Working with Emily Newcomer (an advisor for the Plastics exhibit and associated programs), the "Ater Hours" event will highlight existing campus recycling resources as well as demontrate concrete changes that students can make to reduce their impact to the environment. Educationally, the program seeks to provide enough knowlegde for the participants to be able to have a different understanding of how plastic impacts their lives.
- Environmental Justice
Plastics have quickly become ubiqioutous in modern life, but we know that they have an environmental imact that expands far beyond the useful lifetimes of both plastic products and their users. They also have been proven to leach harmful chemicals into the enviroment as they break down over time. The "After Hours" event will expose these hidden problems to students, making them aware of some of the consequences of using plastic, while providing information on campus recycling efforts and plastics alternatives that they can adopt in their own lives.
Explain how the impacts will be measured:
SEED and the Burke Advisory group will work together to create an exit survey for the event that addresses changes in attitudes, understanding, and recycling behavior. Additional measures will include participation numbers, informal learning assessments by presenters and staff, visitor comment sheets, increased participation in SEED and other presenting groups.
This funding request is a: Grant
If this is a loan, what is the estimated payback period?:
|Facilities Staff||$200||Facilities staff $200 2 gallery guards @ 4 hours ea. ($11/hr + benefits) and 2 facility staff @ 3.25 hours ea. ($13/hr + bens)|
|Supplies||$200||Average cost of craft and activity supplies for After Hours event|
|Posters||$75||Printing & design|
|Ads in UW Daily||$880||Two advertisements @ $440 ea|
|Presenter honoraria||$400||Average cost for outside speakers/performers TBD|
|Refreshments||$400||Average cost includes $100 for volunteers; $300 for guests|
|Photographer||$200||To document event & post to Burke social media|
|TOTAL||$2,335||Budget will be adjusted to reflect actual amount raised.|
|Source/Description||Amount Requested||Date Requested||Date Received|
|(value of waived rental fee, in-kind donation)|
|Task||Timeframe||Estimated Completion Date|
|Student planning meetings||Winter quarter|
|Event presentation||Spring quarter||2335|