Roundhouse Aquarium raises over $200,000 for ocean science education

MANHATTAN BEACH, CA – The Roundhouse Aquarium’s first-ever Splash Celebration this month raised more than $200,000 that will be used to support marine and environmental science programs for students and visitors to the aquarium.

Held on the fifth anniversary of the aquarium’s reopening, Splash welcomed nearly 200 guests on May 13 to celebrate their shared passion for ocean conservation and marine science education.

“We were so happy to open our house for this anniversary celebration,” said founding donor David McGovern. “It’s an honor to continue our relationship with all the people who care so much about the Aquarium and what it means for students and residents of Southern California and beyond.”

Funds raised at the event will be directed to educational programs that teach the science of climate change and its impact on the marine environment, the dangers of plastic pollution, and connect students to the ocean. The money will also be used for facility maintenance, sea creature care and will help the Roundhouse Aquarium host free visitors.

Since new renovations in 2018, the aquarium has welcomed more than half a million people to view its exhibits and marine life and trained more than 150,000 students, some of whom had never seen the ocean before. announcement from the authorities.

“The Roundhouse Aquarium is an iconic symbol of our community, and we are so grateful to all of the participants who came out to support this integral monument to our environment,” said Michael Greenberg, Founder of the Harrison Greenberg Memorial Foundation and Chairman of Skechers. UNITED STATES. “It is imperative that we continue to protect our aquarium from the elements and ensure that it remains a center of learning for children for future generations.”

Following the success of the first event, officials said Splash will continue to take place every year.

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