ACTION TEAM MINUTES
Meeting 2: April 2, 2003
NAME OF TEAM: Funding Action Team
NAME OF PERSON TAKING MINUTES: Paula Swartzberg
THE DATE, TIME, AND LOCATION OF OUR NEXT MEETING IS:
Funding Action Team Only - April 23, 3:00 p.m. 5:00 p.m., Fernbank Science Center
THE NEXT MEETING AGENDA:
1) Report out on Information Gathered (Assignments on following page.) Each member will share results of research that has been done and the implications for action.
2) MOVE TO ACTION Step Identify entire set of specific results
3) Calendar for next meetings/timeline
TEAM MEMBERS ARE TO PREPARE THE FOLLOWING FOR THE NEXT MEETING:
Results of research and implications for action. Please bring a copy of your report for each member.
WE NEED THE FOLLOWING MATERIALS, EQUIPMENT, ETC. FOR OUR NEXT MEETING:
MINUTES OF APRIL 2 MEETING
Paula Swartzberg (DCSS), Steve Kimsey (DCSS),
William M. Sudduth (DCSS/Fernbank Science Center),
Jim Mullins (DCSS),
Amy Crowder (United Way) ,
O.C. Lam (CEISMC/ GA Tech)
Each member introduced him/herself and his/her organization. Members of the team provided background information for Amy and O.C., who were attending an action team meeting for the first time.
The agenda for this meeting was to begin the second stage of the action team process
INFORMATION GATHERING. As we brainstormed about the project, several themes/strategies emerged around the area of funding. These themes and short explanations follow.
1. Involvement of higher education approaching higher ed as possible partners, especially UGA through agriculture and environmental education and GA Tech/ CEISMC
2. Private funding making this project attractive to private funders a national/international model
3. Industry funding sponsorships by manufacturers of materials used, etc. as PR for them
4. Charter school status perhaps to draw supplemental funding and to be able to be more unconventional in funding possibilities
5. Federal /state funding grant possibilities
6. Community foundation ask a community foundation to set up private account for a project foundation so that private individuals could make donations
7. Library state-of-the-art environmental library open to public could possibly draw bricks-and-mortar money from the state/ Board of Regents
8. Teacher Center model environmental education teacher center open to the public might draw funding and partnerships from higher education
9. Project as Revenue Generator aspects of the project that could generate funds pavilion, teacher center, dorm facility
ASSIGNMENTS FOR NEXT MEETING
After this brainstorming session, each member of the team agreed to gather information and do research on a particular area around these themes. The assignments follow.
1. DOE flexibility Steve Kimsey
2. State of the art facilities in the nation Mac Sudduth
3. Curriculum Paula Swartzberg
4. Public Use Mindy DiSalvo
5. Formal/Informal Education O.C. Lam
6. State Library O.C. Lam
7. Advantages of this type of school Paula Swartzberg
8. Higher education Jim Mullins
9. Foundation/Private Funding Amy Crowder
Members should be prepared to share information to the team at the next meeting. Reports should include the research as well as implications for action.
The group set the next meeting time for April 23 from 3:00 5:00 p.m. at Fernbank Science Center.
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