A monthly newsletter of the Riverside Aquarium

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Communiquarium Newsletter

  1. 1. A monthly newsletter of the Riverside Aquarium Communiquarium May 1, 2008 Volume 1, Issue 1 Riverside has... • Later hours on week- ends Riverside Aquarium Opens Its Doors After five years of intensive plan- ing views of the six million gallons of • Special rates for ning; fundraising, and construction water and the thousands of inhabi- school groups at a cost of more than $14 million the tants in the aquarium’s many tanks • Discounts for senior Riverside Aquarium opened its The River View glass wall located on citizens doors April 10 to great fanfare and high expectations. The board of di- the aquarium’s lower level was a • Adopt a sea creature rectors predicts that the aquarium favorite among the crow. “It’s cool,” programs will draw more than 100,000 people said seven year-old • Petting tanks each year and will Melanie Stanley. “You infuse dollars into can see all the fish in the • And much more! the struggling econ- river.” omy of the city. Riverside’s resident dol- Indeed, more than phin Stadium. The action 2,000 people visited packed show incorpo- the new facility on rated dolphin acrobatics, the first day. After audience participation, being greeted by and high-lighted the natural intelli- the aquarium’s mas- New, World class aquarium gence of dolphins. cot, visitors were on the riverfront treated to many edu- cational programs, demonstrations, “feeding frenzies,” and breathtak- “By connecting humans to marine National Accreditation Awards life, we create a The Riverside Aquarium alliance of zoos and animal care, conservation, better world for was awarded preliminary aquariums across the education, and safety pro- accreditation by the Na- both”. country that assists in the grams. tional Zoo and Aquarium development of superior Association (NZAA). Riv- "By connecting humans to -Ray Bishop institutions and raises pro- erside’s CEO, Ray Bishop, marine life, we create a fessional standards. The attended the annual con- better world for both. We accreditation was granted ference and received the are pleased that our pro- after Riverside Aquarium official notification. The posal received this fine submitted its proposal for NZAA is a professional accreditation. For the last 1
  2. 2. Join the fun Become a member If you enjoy Riverside Aquarium, and have yet to become a member, you are missing out on an incredible deal. Aquarium membership allows year- round admission to Riverside and to more than 100 other U.S. zoos and A monthly newsletter of the Riverside Aquarium aquariums. A family of four can enjoy the aquarium all year for only $50. In addition, members receive a 10 percent discount on programs and pur- chases from the gift shop. Each membership helps support Riverside Riverside Aquarium Aquarium’s education programs and activities. 1400 River Drive To become a member, or to send a gift membership to someone special, Pensacola FL 32503 visit our web site at RiversideAquarium.org or call (850) 555-FISH. Phone: (850) 555-FISH Fax: (850) 555-3470 Email: riverside@nzaa.com More than just fish! Award five years, we have worked comprehensive plan for on putting in place the plans formative and summative and finances to make this evaluations as the aquarium happen. Our exhibits, our opens its doors. education and conservation “We are very pleased to programs, and our board of grant accreditation to River- directors are all first-class. side Aquarium,” said We're excited that the NZAA’s president, Paul Riverside Aquarium president NZAA has recognized the hard work of our staff, ” Cooper. “The team of spe- accepts accreditation award cialists gathered at River- said Bishop. side Aquarium demon- anniversary. The board of accreditation strates extreme commitment noted several areas of excel- to animal care, professional- lence, including an out- ism, ethics, conservation standing working relation- and education. The people ship among the board of of Riverside should be directors, management, and proud of this first-class in- staff; a focus on the mission stitution.” of the aquarium; a commit- Riverside Aquarium will be ment to local, regional, and reevaluated on its one-year global conservation; and a 2
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