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The Florida Aquarium's President and CEO talks to local elementary school as part of the Great American Teach-In

On Nov., 16, as part of the Great American Teach-In, The Florida Aquarium’s President and CEO, Roger Germann, spoke to elementary students at DeSoto Elementary School about his passion for animals, the Tampa community, why his family moved to Florida from Chicago just three months ago, and how he became the President and CEO of The Florida Aquarium.   The Great American Teach-In is an annual event to celebrate American Education Week. Members of the community are invited to local... Read More
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The Florida Aquarium now featuring The Polar Express™ 4-D Experience® ahead of the holiday season

The Florida Aquarium is getting in the holiday spirit and is excited to announce that starting Nov. 15 it will be featuring THE POLAR EXPRESS™ 4-D Experience at its new 4-D Theater, which opened last month. The 48-seat 4-D Experience combines the visual drama of a 3-D film with a variety of sensory effects built into the seats and the theater environment. The 4-D Experience brings on-screen images to life with such added effects such as bubbles, wind and scents for a fully immersive... Read More
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Former JP Morgan Chase Executive Daniel Borasch Elected Chair of The Florida Aquarium

(Tampa, Florida) – Yesterday at the annual meeting of The Florida Aquarium Board of Directors, Daniel Borasch was unanimously elected chairman by his peers. Borasch, who retired in 2015 from his position as President Middle Market West Florida with JP Morgan Chase, was installed for his two-year term as the Aquarium’s Board Chairman by outgoing Chair, W. Mark Watson.   Borasch has more than 40 years of experience in the banking industry, covering international, large... Read More
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The Florida Aquarium Selected to Accelerate the Advancement of STEM Education

Debbi Stone, Vice President of Education at The Florida Aquarium (FLAQ), was accepted as one of 22 fellows in the inaugural class of LEAD STEM, a new national leadership development experience designed to empower and arm individuals with high level skills to shape the future of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) education in the U.S. Fellows met in person for the first time this month in Kansas City, Missouri as part of the STEM Learning Ecosystems National Community of... Read More
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Hillsborough County Students Learned About STEM at The Florida Aquarium

Students and their families from Hillsborough County schools were invited to The Florida Aquarium to enjoy STEMtastic, a night featuring demonstrations, hands-on activities and displays from STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) programs throughout the county. The event was hosted bv Hillsborough County Public Schools. Students in kindergarten through eighth grade learned about the more than 20 STEM programs offered in Hillsborough County Public Schools. This free event was for... Read More
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The Florida Aquarium Releases a Sea Turtle Off Canaveral National Seashore

The Florida Aquarium released a 12-pound juvenile Kemps ridely sea turtle that stranded on Dec. 8, 2016 in New England as part of a large cold-stunning event this past winter. “It was such a joy to release this Kemps ridley today,” said Cristy Barrett, Associate Curator at The Florida Aquarium. "Although we experienced some heavy wind today, we are very happy that we were able to return one of the most endangered Florida sea turtles back to its natural environment."... Read More
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The Florida Aquarium Releases Sea Turtle Off Fort DeSoto Park

The Florida Aquarium releases a sea turtle off Fort Desoto Park The Florida Aquarium staff released an adult male Kemp's ridley sea turtle back to its natural environment after five months of rehabilitative care. “Part of the Florida Aquarium’s mission is to protect our blue planet, and by releasing rehabbed turtles back to the ocean like this one today is one way The Florida Aquarium can fulfill that mission,” said Dr. Kathy Heym, Director of Animal Health at The... Read More
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