Frequently Asked Questions
The previous ELK logo was perceived as outdated, and ELK is in a transformative phase with the introduction of the ELK Education Center. The new brand aligns with this exciting evolution and enhanced impact for young children and their families.
The new brand was inspired by authentic conversations with ELK stakeholders, including students, graduates, staff, and community partners. Our brand designers actively participated in ELK events, such as fishing clinics, Urban Rangers programs, and First Friday events, engaging in meaningful conversations to fully understand what ELK means to different people.
Our mission and commitment to cultivating a diverse community of leaders and environmental stewards by increasing outdoor equity remain unchanged. This rebrand reinforces the trailblazing work ELK already does and represents a fresh chapter in our journey.
No, ELK’s programs and initiatives will continue to operate as before. The rebranding focuses on enhancing our visual identity and messaging while strengthening our commitment to our mission.
We invite you to join us in celebrating our new brand! Stay engaged with ELK through our events, activities, and social media channels. We welcome your thoughts and feedback as we embark on this exciting journey together.
No, our commitment to our community partners remains steadfast. The rebranding process involved collaboration with our partners to ensure our shared goals and values are represented in our new brand identity.
The official unveiling of the new brand will take place at the annual ELK ‘n Eggs event.
While we encourage embracing our new brand, we understand the need for transition. You can continue to use the old ELK logo during a transitional period, but we encourage adopting the new brand as soon as possible to align with our fresh identity.
The colors and elements in the new brand represent the connection between the natural world and us, a concept that resonated deeply during our collaborative workshops. We went with an abstract representation in order to appeal to the diverse preferences of the different age groups that we work with, aiming for a logo that would effortlessly translate across various mediums and printed materials.
We’ll be sharing a blog about the rebranding process. Stay tuned for updates on our website and social media channels for more information. We’re excited to embark on this journey with you, and your support means the world to us!