MANHATTAN BEACH, CA — The Roundhouse Aquarium’s initially-ever Splash Celebration this month raised additional than $200,000 that will be utilized to help marine and environmental science applications for students and guests of the aquarium.
Held on the fifth anniversary of the aquarium’s reopening, Splash welcomed almost 200 guests on Could 13 to celebrate their shared passion for ocean conservation and marine science education.
“We have been so pleased to open our dwelling for this anniversary celebration,” stated on founding donor David McGovern. “It is an honor to continue our connection with all of the individuals who care so substantially about the Aquarium and what it suggests to the students and individuals of Southern California and beyond.”
Funds raised at the occasion will funnel into educational applications that teach the science of climate transform and its effect on the marine atmosphere, the dangers of plastic pollution and connect students with the ocean. The revenue will also be utilized for necessary facility upkeep, sea creature care, and assist the Roundhouse Aquarium welcome guests absolutely free of charge.
Because the new renovations in 2018, the aquarium has welcomed additional than half a million individuals to view its exhibits and marine life and educated additional than 150,00 students, some of whom had in no way noticed the ocean ahead of officials stated.
“The Roundhouse Aquarium is an iconic symbol of our neighborhood, and we’re so grateful for all the attendees who came out to help this integral monument to our atmosphere,” stated Michael Greenberg, founder of the Harrison Greenberg Memorial Foundation and president of Skechers USA. “It really is crucial that we continue to shield our aquarium from the components and assure that it remains as a center of mastering for youngsters for future generations.”
Following the achievement of the initially occasion, officials stated Splash will continue to be held annually.
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