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Roundhouse Aquarium Raises More than $200K For Ocean Science Education


May 27, 2023

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 practically 200 guests on Might 13 to celebrate their shared passion for ocean conservation and marine science education.


“We had been so pleased to open our dwelling for this anniversary celebration,” mentioned on founding donor David McGovern. “It is an honor to continue our partnership with all of the individuals who care so a great deal about the Aquarium and what it signifies 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 modify and its effect on the marine atmosphere, the dangers of plastic pollution and connect students with the ocean. The dollars will also be utilized for expected facility upkeep, sea creature care, and aid the Roundhouse Aquarium welcome guests no cost of charge.

Given that 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 just before officials mentioned.

“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,” mentioned Michael Greenberg, founder of the Harrison Greenberg Memorial Foundation and president of Skechers USA. “It is crucial that we continue to safeguard our aquarium from the components and guarantee that it remains as a center of studying for young children for future generations.”

Following the results of the initially occasion, officials mentioned Splash will continue to be held annually.