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2018 Nature Play Day Host Survey
Thank you for hosting a NPD this year! Your completion of this survey is critical in helping us improve NPD's but also for collecting information that will be critical to securing grant funding to support NPD and ICAN efforts.
Reflections from ICAN:
This is our third year of Nature Play Days and we've learned new things each year. In 2018 we added an option for organizations submitting 5+ events to submit their events in one batch via an excel sheet. We received a small grant from ALDI to print "Nature Play Day Host" decals, ICAN decals, and #ICANPLAY30 stickers. An online form was available to request these items for your event. Next year we hope to streamline this process. There were 166 registered Nature Play Days in 2018 and several communities formed coalitions to host dozens of events with programming like "NPD Passports."
Of course there are improvements to be made. Communication continues to be an issue as we are not always sure of the true delivery rate of our emails. We've found that government and organization servers with heavy spam filters usually block our messages (
see our blog post about how to fix this here
). Additionally, ICAN is a passion project for a small group of volunteers and the NPD group is even smaller. Limited resources and "hands on deck" challenge our ability to promote events and communicate as effectively as we like. We are working on an updated plan for 2019 to make NPD's even greater. We also hope to expand to areas of the state that are currently not hosting NPD's. Of course, we welcome volunteers who can lend their time and talents to help us make NPD's a success. We appreciate you taking the time to complete this survey so we can incorporate your feedback into that plan.
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How many NPD events did your organization hold?
Was your event part of a community/regional effort to host NPD's/get kids outside?
Did you partner with other organizations to host a NPD(s) (local hospitals, churches, youth serving organizations, parks, etc.)? Were these new partnerships?
How many children (under 18) attended your event(s)?
Estimates are fine
How many adults (over 18) attended your event(s)?
Estimates are fine
Did you create a new event for NPD's or register on ongoing/annual event?
Was ICAN or NPD material integrated into your event? (Did guests know they were at an ICAN Nature Play Day?)
Did you request free materials/decals from the ICAN website?
Decals/ stickers feedback:
How did you integrate ICAN into your event?
ICAN logo, ICAN brochures, talked about ICAN resources, etc.
Did you utilze/print NPD host materials from the website host resources page? Check all that apply?
Sample press release
Host resource packet
ICAN/NPD flyer featuring hashtag
Standard ICAN flyer
ICAN logos in your materials
Small hashtag banners/placards
Social media photo grames
Printable bookmarks downloaded from website
Printable flyers/scavenger hunt downloaded from website
Did not use any
Did not know there were resources for hosts online
Did you promote the #ICANPlay30 pledge to your attendees?
How or why not?
Would you participate /host a NPD again next year?
Why or why not?
ICAN and Nature Play Days are organized and run exclusively by a small group of volunteers. Can you donate some of your time, talents, or resources to help us make NPD's a success?
Yes I want to help
What can ICAN do to support you/make NPD's better?
copies of materials (borchures, etc.), copies of ICAN posters, #ICANPlay30 pledges, printed materials, etc.
If you have any questions or want to provide any other feedback please feel free to email firstname.lastname@example.org.
We'd love to see photos from your event! Please email photos to email@example.com
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Indiana Children and Nature Network (ICAN) is a project of the
Environmental Education Association of Indiana (EEAI)