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October 2013 Business After Hours with Kids Discover the Trail at the Cornell Plantations

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Name: October 2013 Business After Hours with Kids Discover the Trail at the Cornell Plantations
Date: October 9, 2013
Time: 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM EDT
Registration: Sorry, public registration for this event has been closed.
Event Description:
Join your fellow Chamber Members in the gorgeous gardens adjacent to the new Nevin Welcome Center at the Cornell Plantations for October's Member Mixer. Grab a drink and something to eat and build valuable business relationships needed to help you succeed in business. 
 
Outside of bolstering your business connections, this event offers the chance to learn about Kids Discover the Trail!, the unique collaboration between IPEI (Ithaca Public Education Initiative), ICSD (Ithaca City School District) and the Discovery Trail. As fellow members of the Chamber, the collaborators are excited to share with you what Ithaca elementary students experience through KDT!
 
All 2900 elementary school students have fun and learning activities with the educators of the seven Discovery Trail museums and the public library. Each year Pre-K through fifth grade students have a field trip, and more, that is matched with their grade level curriculum and that connects them with another class of students from a different Ithaca school.
 
IPEI helped start KDT almost ten years ago because it believes in connecting school and community and because access to the world-class resources of the Discovery Trail was not equitable.  Now students enter middle school having had eight common experiences and building relationships with students from other schools through the "buddy up" component.  In addition, every student gets a book every year that complements that year's KDT subject matter.
 
Menu:
Local Winter Squash Soup 
Cheese and Crackers with Grapes
Fresh Veggies and Hummus Dip
Cider
Coffee/Tea

Catering made possible by the Ithaca City School District Food Service Department features locally sourced ingredients.
 
Wine, beer, and non-alcoholic beverages will be served by Corks and More. 

There is plenty of free parking in the Plantations lot and on Plantations Road.  
 
Schedule of Events
5:00 - 6:00 PM - Arrival & networking/socializing opportunities
6 PM to 6:15 PM- IPEI's President Terry Byrnes & Jean McPheeters, the President of the Tompkins County Chamber of Commerce, will speak.
6:15 PM- 6:30 PM- Door prizes awarded 

Door Prizes

Field Guides, Membership
Cornell Plantations
 
Family Membership
Sciencenter
 
Family Membership
Johnson Museum of Art
 
Family Membership , a Family Pass to "Dino Jam" on November 10, and a stuffed dinosaur                
Cayuga Nature Center and Museum of the Earth
 
Supporting Level Membership, An Evening in Sapsucker Woods CD, Inside Birding DVD, and Book: Birding in the Cayuga Lake Basin 
Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology
 
T-shirt
Tompkins County Public Library
 
Book: Great Possibilities
The History Center in Tompkins County

Event Sponsors:
Location:
Brian C. Nevin Welcome Center
Cornell Plantations
1 Plantations Road
Ithaca, NY, 14850
607-255-2400
Date/Time Information:
October 9, 2013
5-7 PM

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Contact Information:
Marilyn Mazza
Fees/Admission:
Chamber members $12; Walk-ins $20
Non member/Guest: $30
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