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Title: Conservation and Research at The Florida Aquarium


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Conservation and Research at The Florida Aquarium
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Conservation and Research Goals
  • Leadership role on challenges facing Florida
    aquatic ecosystems
  • Captive animal health
  • Field studies
  • Educate through exhibits and programming
  • Facilitate cooperative efforts
  • Address local, regional, and international
    concerns

3
Advisory Board
  • Provide technical support and guidance to ensure
    scientific credibility
  • Recommend projects
  • Facilitate partnerships and funding opportunities

4
Programs
  • Division of Aquatic Animal Health
  • Division of Aquatic Ecosystems
  • Division of Scientific Diving

5
  • Inspiring conservation through greater
    understanding and involvement with our aquatic
    habitats

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Center for Conservation
  • Combining research and rehabilitation programs to
    support aquatic animal health, preserve
    ecosystems, and build scientific knowledge.
  • Division of
  • Aquatic Animal Health
  • Aquatic Ecosystems
  • Scientific Diving

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Division of Aquatic Animal Health
  • Expanding knowledge in a new frontier of
    veterinary medicine

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Prevention, Intervention
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Sandtiger Shark Spinal Problems
10
North American River Otter Rehabilitation and
Breeding Studies
11
Sea Turtle Rehabilitation
12
Marine Mammal Stranding
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Division of Aquatic Ecosystems
  • Looking at the bigger picture, restoring habitats
    and assessing animal populations

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Fantasy Island
15
Marine Mammal Photo ID
16
Syngnathid Propagation and Field Studies
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Guyana, South America
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Division of Scientific Diving
  • Investigating Floridas flora, fauna, and history
    using our team of trained scientific divers

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Little Salt Spring
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Mapping the Bottom Tampa Bay
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Other Dive Projects
  • Red Tide Surveys
  • Reef Fish Surveys
  • Removal of non-native species
  • Deep dives (250)
  • USS Monitor
  • Queen of Nassau
  • Deep reef restoration

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  • Dedicated to the health and
    restoration of the worlds coral reefs

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Coral Propagation Facility Coral Farm
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Fragmentation, Culture and Health Certification
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Transplantation and Restoration
26
Grants
  • Grants
  • Association of Zoological Veterinarians/Mazuri
    Grant, 2007
  • Historical Resources Grant, Florida Department of
    State, 2005, 2006
  • Florida Wildlife Initiatives Grant, 2005, 2006
  • Spurlino Foundation Grant, 2006, 2007
  • Caribbean Conservation Corps, 2004, 2005
  • Southwest Florida Water Management District
    Community Education Grant, 2005
  • National Wildlife Foundation, 2002
  • Jacarlene Foundation Grant, 1997, 1998, 2000,
    2004, 2006, 2007
  • Gardinier Settlement Trust Fund, 2000, 2002
  • SeaGrant, 1997, 1999

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Awards
  • Coral
  • NOAA Coastal America Partnership Award, 2007
  • Fantasy Island
  • American Association of Port Authorities
    Environmental Improvement Award, 2007
  • Florida Native Plant Society Award, 2004
  • Tampa Bay Regional Planning Award, 2004
  • Gulf Guardian Award, 2002

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How You Can Help
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The Florida Aquariums Education Department
  • Opening eyes to the world outside

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Who are we?Education By the Numbers
  • In addition to daily programs for over 600,000
    visitors, we now reach over 100,000 students of
    all ages annually
  • Over 80,000 children on-site
  • Over 20,000 through outreach
  • 1,000 teachers through workshops

32
In our catalogs, you will find
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On-Site School Programs
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Outreach and Field Programs
35
Teacher Workshops
36
Camps
37
Tots Programs
38
Homeschool and Family Programs
39
Scout Programs
40
Birthday Parties and Sleepovers
41
Behind the scenes, beyond the catalogs
42
Sponsored Admissions
Academy Prep
43
Art-O-Fishal Fun!
44
ROCSRegional Oceans Conference for Students
45
Coastal AmericaCoastal Ecosystem
Learning Center
Ocean Art Contest
46
National Student Ocean Conferences
Robinson High School Delegation with Chairman for
Council on Environmental Quality James L.
Connaughton
47
Fish in Classrooms
48
Special On-Site Programs/Events
Girl Scout Splash
Homeowner Associations Wetlands Workshops
Childrens Cancer Center Party
49
Volunteers and Interns
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Visitor Interpretive Programs
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Local, Statewide and National Education Leaders
  • Collaboration with the University of South
    Florida for Certificate in Informal Science
  • Statewide Marine Science Teacher Education
    Workshops (Panhandle to the Keys)
  • State Committee on Environmental Education
    (SCENE)
  • Florida Marine Science Educators Association
    (FMSEA)
  • Project TRIPS Selected as a national leader by
    the Wildlife Conservation Society, now providing
    annual summer workshops in inquiry-based learning
  • School Development / Improvement Partners (e.g.,
    DeSoto Elementary)

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Recent Grants
  • Bank of America Charitable Foundation
  • The Curtis and Edith Munson Foundation
  • Dorr Foundation
  • GE Foundation
  • Institute of Museum and Library Services
  • JPMorgan Chase Foundation
  • PetCare Trust
  • The Saunders Foundation
  • Southwest Florida Water Management District
  • Tampa Bay Estuary Program
  • Triad Foundation
  • Verizon Foundation
  • Wachovia Bank

Bayside Field Studies, made possible by the GE
Foundation
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Recent Awards/Recognition
  • 2009 Nominated by Senator Martinez, National
    Medal for Museum Service
  • 2008 IMLS Publication Releases (2) recognizing
    The Florida Aquarium as providing exemplary youth
    programming
  • 2007/2008 Participated on advisory committee
    for Smithsonian Institutions Ocean Hall Oceans
    Today kiosk to open in September, 2008 in
    Washington DC
  • 2007 Invited to represent informal science in
    Florida on two prestigious ongoing committees
    Gulf of Mexico Alliance Environmental Education
    Network and Gulf Coast Ocean Observation Systems
    Education and Outreach Council
  • 2006 Coastal America Partnership Award for
    National Aquatic Invasive Species Toolkit Team
    (AZA Project)
  • 2005 Invited as one of only two informal
    science education institutions to participate in
    the statewide Florida Summit on Mathematics
    Science (an initiative endorsed by the Florida
    Department of Education)

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  • To entertain, educate, and inspire stewardship
    about our natural environment.
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