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Their Imagination, Our Future: Discovery Luncheon Fundraiser

Join us for an inspiring update about the Museum’s work and a panel discussion featuring top science educators, moderated by Sherry McConkey of the Shane McConkey Foundation. The panel will address how we can foster the next generation of environmental stewards.

Location: Resort at Squaw Creek
Date: Thursday, November 7, 2019, noon – 1 pm
Registration begins at 11:30 a.m.
Seating is limited

Join us for a complimentary lunch and inspiring presentation.
Help us ensure we are a viable resource for parents and children for years to come.


If you wish to be added to the waitlist, please email director@kidzonemuseum.org

Or RSVP to your Table Captain if you have one.


Event Details

The KidZone Museum’s Annual Fundraiser is an eye-opening experience. It is an opportunity to connect and realize that you have friends in your backyard, across our region and in the heart of our community – coming together to support parents and children of all socioeconomic and cultural backgrounds with welcoming family support, and world class hands-on learning, right in your home town. Hear impactful stories by friends and neighbors young and old.

Attendees have the opportunity to enjoy a delicious lunch with other like-minded members of the Truckee-Tahoe community,

be inspired by the work of the KidZone Museum, and discover what their role can be in fulfilling the dreams and visions of our children and families. After attending our fundraiser, people are empowered knowing that they can change the lives of children in our community and together, in collective social action can give children the strongest start in life.

Babysitting is available by reservation onsite for those with young children. Sign up for babysitting with the KidZone Museum at 530.587.5437.


Meet the Panel

Jeremy Jones

Jeremy Jones
Founder and President of Protect Our Winters

As an accomplished filmmaker, entrepreneur, environmentalist and snowboarding pioneer, Jeremy is widely regarded as one of the most legendary big mountain riders and explorers of all time. Jeremy has starred in more than 50 snowboard movies worldwide. He is the founder and CEO of award-winning Jones Snowboards. In 2007 Jeremy founded Protect Our Winters, a global cause uniting the winter sports community against climate change and was recognized in 2013 as a Champion of Change by President Barack Obama.


Rebecca Anderson
Director of Education at Alliance for Climate Education

Rebecca holds a B.A. in Geosciences from Williams College and an M.S. in Geological Sciences from the University of Colorado. For her graduate degree, she studied melting ice caps on Baffin Island in the Canadian Arctic. Some of the ice caps she studied in 2005 are now completely gone. Rebecca has also worked in Antarctica as a member of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet Ice Core Drilling Project, where she analyzed the age of the ice core, shoveled mountains of snow, lived in a tent, and worked in an (no joke) air-conditioned room at -30ºF.

Timothy Robinson

Timothy Robinson
STEM Education Doctoral Candidate

Tim is a former elementary and middle public school teacher who is currently pursuing a doctoral degree in STEM Education. His research interests are in the areas of science and engineering education where he looks at the role experiences play in student interest development in STEM disciplines, as well as the integration of inquiry-based science instruction and language acquisition, especially for English language learners. Tim is also the co-owner of High Sierra Snowcats and Yurts where he provides backcountry skiing and riding experiences for the inner kid in all of us. Tim lives in Reno with his wife and two children.

Get Involved

This annual fundraiser is made successful by committed supporters who host tables, attend as individuals, or volunteer.

Become a table captain

Table Captains commit to filling seats of this event by inviting their family, friends, and coworkers to attend. Bring your buddies!

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Donors attending the discovery luncheon

If you wish to be added to the waitlist, please email director@kidzonemuseum.org

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Where to Find the Event


If you wish to be added to the waitlist, please email director@kidzonemuseum.org

Or RSVP to your Table Captain if you have one.