1207 Emery Hwy

Macon,GA

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Ocmulgee Mounds Education Project

The Ocmulgee Mounds Education Project will make a positive and lasting impact on both Education and Tourism in Georgia through a three-part plan for Macon’s National Park.

 

The Project includes the restoration of the iconic Woodland House, the construction of an outdoor amphitheater and also the addition of new S.T.E.A.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math) trunks to engage and enlighten thousands of children and adults who visit the park each year.

 

Please consider supporting the Project through a sponsorship or donation. More information about Sponsorship Levels can be found below. When donating online, please be sure to put “Leadership Macon 2019” in the notes field.

 

 

The Ocmulgee Mounds Education Project is a partnership between Ocmulgee Mounds National Historical Park, the Ocmulgee National Monument Association and the 2019 Class of Leadership Macon, a program of the Greater Macon Chamber of Commerce.  

There are three phases to the education project:

  1. Outdoor Amphitheater and Classroom

    • The Ocmulgee Mounds Education Project will build an outdoor classroom for the thousands of school-aged children who visit the park each year through school field trips or family outings. This amphitheater will more than triple the number of guests who are able to participate in educational activities and will provide an opportunity for learning to take place in the natural elements of the park.

  2. Preservation and Tourism

    • The Ocmulgee Mounds Education Project will restore the Woodlands House that was originally built in 2016 by Neal Parr, a member of the Lower Muskogee Creek Tribe. The house, a popular visitors' attraction, was vandalized in February 2019 during the government shutdown and has been out of service since. By restoring the Woodland House, visitors can experience a near-authentic replication of how the Park’s original residents might have lived. With Ocmulgee becoming a national historic park, park attendance is expected to increase by thousands and enhancements to this park will support the local economy for years to come.

  3. S.T.E.A.M. Trunks

    • Interactive S.T.E.A.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math) trunks will be curated and provided to the Park for use by guests and educators. Each trunk is comprised of a variety of educational lesson plans and hands-on activities for all ages. These trunks will highlight the impact of this naturally enlightening park in a way that is tactile and experiential.

 

Sponsorship Information

 

Sponsor Benefits at All Levels

  • Recognition on Greater Macon Chamber of Commerce, Current Leadership Macon & Alumni Social Media

  • The knowledge that you helped create countless education opportunities for the children in your community

"Friends" Level - $500

  • A donation of this size has the potential to fund 1 STEAM truck for local school children to use in local classrooms and during their visits to Ocmulgee Mounds National Historical Park

"Sponsors" Level - $1,000

  • A donation of this size has the potential to rebuild the Ocmulgee Mounds National Historical Park Woodland house

"Patrons" Level - $2,500

  • You or your organization will be included in signage and publicly thanked at the groundbreaking ceremony

  • You or your organization will be listed as a donor on the Ocmulgee National Monument Association website

  • A donation of this size has the potential to provide seats for 5 children at the educational amphitheater

"Benefactor" Level - $5,000

  • You or your organization will be included in signage and publicly thanked at the groundbreaking ceremony

  • You or your organization will be listed as a donor on the Ocmulgee National Monument Association website

  • You or your organization will be invited to speak at the groundbreaking ceremony and will be included in the dedication signage for the new educational center

  • A donation of this size has the potential to provide a day of education for an entire elementary class at the Ocmulgee Mounds National Historical Park

 

 

You can make your donation by clicking the yellow "Donate" button. Be sure to put "Leadership Macon 2019" in the notes field.