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THE MARITIME AQUARIUM JOINS FORCES WITH LEADING AQUARIUMS ACROSS THE COUNTRY TO TACKLE CLIMATE CHANGE BY REDUCING CO2 EMISSIONS

NORWALK, CT  –  The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk and 23 other leading U.S. aquariums – as members of the Aquarium Conservation Partnership (ACP) – today announced the first steps in achieving their long-term goal of carbon neutrality.  Fittingly on Earth Day, the aquariums are pledging to evaluate and reduce their greenhouse gas emissions, a major cause of a warming planet and global climate change. “We have no choice but to undertake fast and... Read More
Posted by Brianne Faust at Friday, April 22, 2022
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DR. SARAH CROSBY TO LEAD CONSERVATION PROGRAMS AND ENVIRONMENTAL-POLICY EFFORTS OF THE MARITIME AQUARIUM AT NORWALK

NORWALK, CT  –  Dr. Sarah Crosby, a marine ecologist trained in conservation science with extensive experience in coastal and marine ecosystems and a seasoned manager who has led Harbor Watch for seven years, will join The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk next week as Director of Conservation and Policy, a new position that will significantly expand the Aquarium’s leadership role in local and national conservation issues.   Dr. Crosby will be responsible... Read More
Posted by Brianne Faust at Thursday, April 21, 2022
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CHUBB GIFT OF $141,509 FUNDS ENERGY-EFFICIENCY UPGRADES

NORWALK, CT  –  The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk will make significant energy-efficiency upgrades thanks to a gift of $141,509.43 from the global insurance provider Chubb.   The amount is the value of a credit received by Chubb through the Connecticut Neighborhood Assistance Act (NAA) Tax Credit Program. Funds will be used to make improvements to the HVAC system in the Aquarium’s 135,000-square-foot facility.  “We thank Chubb and their... Read More
Posted by Brianne Faust at Tuesday, April 19, 2022
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The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk Named FinalistĀ for 2022 IMLS National Medal for Museum and Library ServiceĀ 

Media Contacts  Maritime Aquarium contact:  Dave Sigworth, dsigworth@maritimeaquarium.org , 203-852-0700 , x 2232  IMLS contact:  Brittany Vanderpool, bvanderpool@vancomm.com , 202-248-5487     NORWALK, Conn. — The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) announced today that The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk is among 30 finalists for the 2022 National Medal for Museum and Library Service, the second year in a row that the Aquarium has... Read More
Posted by Brianne Faust at Thursday, April 7, 2022
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$569,000 FEDERAL APPROPRIATION FUNDS COALITION TO REMOVE DERELICT LOBSTER POTS AND IMPROVE HEALTH OF LONG ISLAND SOUND

NORWALK, CT  –  Thousands of derelict lobster pots in Long Island Sound, abandoned but still functioning to trap marine life, will be removed from Connecticut’s waters through a collaborative project made possible by $569,000 in new federal funding.  The 2022 Omnibus Appropriations Bill recently signed by President Biden includes funds toward reversing the environmental and economic damage being caused by as many as 1 million derelict lobster pots left in... Read More
Posted by Brianne Faust at Tuesday, March 22, 2022
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CONNECTICUT HUMANITIES GRANTS TO HELP THE MARITIME AQUARIUM AT NORWALK RECOVER FROM PANDEMIC AND REACH A BROADER, MORE DIVERSE AUDIENCE

NORWALK, CT  –  Grants of $355,200 and $25,000 from Connecticut Humanities will support The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk’s continued rebound from the pandemic through new exhibits, educational programming and other experiences that introduce a more diverse audience to Long Island Sound.  Connecticut Humanities in late December announced $16 million in CT Cultural Fund Operating Support Grants to 624 nonprofit arts and cultural organizations in the state, including... Read More
Posted by Brianne Faust at Tuesday, March 8, 2022
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STEM-focused learning space, "Sea & Discover Zone," now open for preschoolers & parents

NORWALK, CT  –  Preschoolers and their parents can explore the aquatic world through books, artifacts, live animals, dramatic play and simple scientific tools in the “Sea & Discover Zone,” a new learning center now open in The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk.  Designed in accordance with the Connecticut Early Learning and Development Standards, the unique, permanent educational space debuted today [March 2]. Attending the special ribbon-cutting... Read More
Posted by Brianne Faust at Wednesday, March 2, 2022
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The Maritime Aquarium Celebrates the Establishment of the Connecticut National Estuarine Research Reserve

The Maritime Aquarium celebrates the establishment of the Connecticut National Estuarine Research Reserve (NERR), designated today by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the State of Connecticut.   Consisting of 52,000 acres of upland waters, tidal basins, salt marshes, and coastal waters in southeastern Connecticut, the newly established reserve represents the first Marine Protected Area of Long Island Sound, and the first within Connecticut state waters. ... Read More
Posted by Brianne Faust at Friday, January 14, 2022
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Danielle Tranzillo named VP for Philanthropy & Engagement

NORWALK, CT  –  Danielle Tranzillo, who led the efforts to raise the private and public funds that carried The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk through its COVID financial crisis last year, is the Aquarium’s new Vice President for Philanthropy and Engagement. Tranzillo has been the Aquarium’s Director of Development since April 2020, a position she took just weeks after the South Norwalk attraction closed because of the COVID pandemic. The closing, which lasted for... Read More
Posted by Brianne Faust at Monday, January 10, 2022
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"Happy Feet 4D Experience" Debuts Jan. 3 in Aquarium's 4D Theater

NORWALK, CT  –  Follow Mumble the dancing penguin in amazing 3D while also feeling the polar wind, falling snow and icy spray in “Happy Feet 4D Experience,” the newest cinematic family adventure at The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk.  Opening on Jan. 3, this 13-minute film is based on Warner Bros. Pictures’ and Village Roadshow Pictures’ Academy Award®-winning film “Happy Feet.” Combining the excitement of digital 3D projection with... Read More
Posted by Brianne Faust at Monday, December 27, 2021
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