Inspiring Future Generations of Ocean Leaders
We are very proud that our educational initiatives were recently recognized with a Community Impact Award from the Silicon Valley Business Journal. In accepting the award, Aquarium Trustee Connie Martinez said, "During the past 31 years, the Monterey Bay Aquarium has welcomed more than 2.2 million schoolchildren and teachers with free visits and educational experiences that have inspired them to care more and do more for the ocean."
Our education programs—made possible by the generosity of our members and donors—are helping thousands of children and young adults become inspired future leaders, science and ocean literate, confident and ready to act on behalf of the future of our planet.
Help Us Build Our New Education and Leadership Center
We need to raise $65 million to make our new Center possible and to support our education programs over the next few years. You can make a difference by joining the donors who have contributed over $25 million so far to help make our new Center a reality.Make a gift today or call our Development office at (800) 840-4880. Thank you for your generous support.
In the Belly of the Beast: A Shark Tag's Travels
"If you were to put a Fitbit on a white shark, where would you put it?" asks Monterey Bay Aquarium research scientist Salvador Jorgensen. "The answer is in its stomach."
Sal and his colleagues are learning where and when white sharks feed by using an electronic tracking device that works like the activity-logging Fitbit. Where a Fitbit tracks steps, the “Daily Diary” tracks tail beats. It also monitors changes in temperature and pressure.
Learn more about our shark research in our Future of the Ocean blog.
Paul Walker Awards: A Lasting Ocean Legacy
Actor Paul Walker's untimely death cost the Aquarium—and the ocean—a great friend. In collaboration with his family, we created the Paul Walker Ocean Leadership Award to honor others who are using their public stature to advance ocean causes.
Now his daughter Meadow Walker has created another lasting way to continue her father's commitment to protecting the ocean: The Paul Walker Foundation. Among the Foundation's priorities will be working with the Aquarium—a place he visited with Meadow on several occasions—to identify exceptional teens who are passionate about the ocean and award scholarships so they can pursue higher education goals.
Table of Contents
- Director's Note
- Conservation and Science: A Model for Saving the Ocean
- ¡Vıva Baja! Life on the Edge—Animal Stars from Sand and Sea
- What's New: Inspiring Future Generations of Ocean Leaders, In the Belly of the Beast and Paul Walker Awards
- Memorial and Tribute Gifts
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