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The Maritime Aquarium Highlights Conservation Work on World Wetlands Day

(Norwalk, CT) – Wetlands are among the most productive ecosystems on the planet supporting a rich biodiversity, yet they are declining at alarming rates. On World Wetlands Day, The Maritime Aquarium celebrates the critical role that wetlands play in Long Island Sound and is proud to highlight its conservation work that aims to increase the resiliency of the Sound’s marshes.   “It is critical that we act as good stewards of our marshes,” said The Maritime... Read More
Posted by Brianne Faust at Thursday, February 2, 2023
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The Maritime Aquarium Seeks Gallery Ambassadors

(Norwalk, CT) – The Maritime Aquarium is currently seeking volunteers who enjoy interacting with both people and animals to share the story of Long Island Sound’s ecosystem as gallery ambassadors. Applications for the spring cohort are open now through March 3.  "Volunteering at The Maritime Aquarium is a fun and rewarding experience,” said Volunteer Coordinator Jessica Boyle. “Not only will gallery ambassadors share their passion for the environment with... Read More
Posted by Brianne Faust at Wednesday, February 1, 2023
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The Maritime Aquarium Opens Camp Registration

(Norwalk, CT) – Looking for a memorable camp experience for your child? The Maritime Aquarium offers a variety of camps that are sure to inspire wonder in your young scientist. Registration open now. “We’re excited for another great summer at The Maritime Aquarium,” said Camp Director Katie Farley. “Each camp session offers unique opportunities for children to engage in hands-on experiences that will reinforce key STEM concepts, deepen their understanding of... Read More
Posted by Brianne Faust at Tuesday, January 31, 2023
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The Maritime Aquarium to Hold Teacher Appreciation Weekend

Ahead of International Day of Education on Tuesday, Jan. 24, The Maritime Aquarium is holding “Teacher Appreciation Weekend” to thank teachers for all that they do for their students. On Saturday, Jan. 21, and Sunday, Jan. 22, teachers and one guest will receive free admission to the aquarium and a 4D movie. “Our goal is for every teacher in the region to see The Maritime Aquarium and Long Island Sound as true extensions of their classroom,” said Vice President of... Read More
Posted by Brianne Faust at Thursday, January 12, 2023
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The Maritime Aquarium’s Seal-Spotting & Birding Cruises Return to Long Island Sound

Grab your binoculars! The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk’s annual Seal-Spotting and Birding Cruises begin on Saturday, Jan. 14. The two-hour cruises seek out animals spending the winter in Long Island Sound including harbor seals, gray seals, buffleheads, mergansers, long-tailed ducks, and red-throated loons. Aquarium educators will identify these species for guests and discuss their natural histories. “For anyone interested in learning more about our local ecosystem, our winter... Read More
Posted by Brianne Faust at Wednesday, January 11, 2023
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The Maritime Aquarium Welcomes New Harbor Seals

The Maritime Aquarium is celebrating the New Year with some new faces. This week, adult harbor seals Feisty and Gracie were introduced to the aquarium’s largest exhibit, Pinniped Cove.   Both seals came to The Maritime Aquarium from ABQ BioPark in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Feisty is a gentle 33-year-old male. He is the second male to call The Maritime Aquarium home in its 35 year history, and is currently the only male in Pinniped Cove. Gracie is a curious 20-year-old... Read More
Posted by Brianne Faust at Thursday, January 5, 2023
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Norwalk Public Schools & The Maritime Aquarium Celebrate $1.3 Million in Federal Funding to Advance STEM Education

Norwalk Public Schools and The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk today announced they received $1,323,660 in federal funding, secured by Congressman Jim Himes in the Fiscal Year 2023 omnibus appropriations agreement, to create a K-12 Marine Science Pathway for students.  The K-12 Marine Science Pathway builds on the district and Aquarium’s successful four-year Marine Science Academy, created at Norwalk’s Brien McMahon High school in 2019. This funding will expand the pathway... Read More
Posted by Brianne Faust at Friday, December 23, 2022
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The Maritime Aquarium Offers Teens Opportunities To Gain Hands-On Conservation Experience

(Norwalk, CT) – High school students who are passionate about conservation and the environment have the opportunity to gain hands-on experience in the field and become stewards of Long Island Sound at The Maritime Aquarium this spring. Applications for the aquarium’s unique Education Conservation Heritage and Outreach Program (ECHO) are open now through Tuesday, Jan. 10. The Maritime Aquarium Associate Director of Education Ann Marie Lisi said:  “ECHO is an exciting... Read More
Posted by Brianne Faust at Tuesday, December 20, 2022
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The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk’s annual gala, Seas the Night, was held on Thursday, October 27, raising over $400,000 in support of critical funds the Aquarium’s living exhibits, award-winning STEM-based education programs, and groundbreaking conservation initiatives protecting Long Island Sound. Seas the Night is the first gala held in person since 2019. The evening celebrated the extraordinary community that supported the Aquarium over its history, and in particular during... Read More
Posted by Brianne Faust at Thursday, November 3, 2022
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Come join The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk for Weird Wonders, a day of wacky experiments and mind-blowing science shows on Saturday, November 5. We’re partnering with Mad Science of Fairfield County to bring science to life through a variety of hands-on, fun STEM experiences. The afternoon will feature two 45-minute shows designed to thrill audiences of all ages. Freaky Lab at 12 p.m will present a mad mix of chemistry and physics experiments filled with electrifying lights and colored... Read More
Posted by Brianne Faust at Wednesday, October 19, 2022
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