Month: December 2016

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

My name is Eric and I am one of the trainers working with our African penguin colony at Mystic Aquarium. I am so lucky not only to have the opportunity to work with an endangered species like the African penguin but also to interact with Aquarium guests with the goal of inspiring people to care about the amazing animals. The opportunity that Mystic Aquarium provides me to educate the public and spread awareness in only one pillar of our mission,... MORE »

Monday, December 12, 2016

Dear Friend; On Monday I was in Baltimore to participate in the Board of Directors meeting of the Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation. Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation and Mystic Aquarium The meeting highlighted the success of a new program developed by the Foundation and Mystic Aquarium this past year. The program, called “Quickball Math”, is the first in a series of conservation oriented science, technology and math initiatives geared towards the... MORE »

Friday, December 2, 2016

Dear Friend: On Wednesday evening we had occasion to thank some of our donors who have made 2016 one of the most successful fund raising years in the history of Mystic Aquarium. By year end we anticipate that we will have raised $7.9 million for mission programs, exhibits, and capital projects. Highlights include a $2 million grant from the U.S. Department of Justice for expansion of our national youth conservation and mentoring program, and... MORE »