2012 Charter Member Dinner

Aquarius Aquarium Institute Charter Members were the very first to see the engineered plans for the Phase One Fresno Aquarium basement at our annual free Charter Member dinner held on Sunday, September 30.

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Seven classes of Teaching Tidepools

This summer, Aquarius Aquarium Institute worked with the Sanger Unified School District’s LEAP (Learning, Enrichment & Activities Programs) to tailor our Teaching Tidepools to accommodate more than 600 students participating in their summer program.

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San Joaquin River Restoration Final Program Environmental Impact Statement/Report Released

The Bureau of Reclamation and the California Department of Water Resources today released their Final Program Environmental Impact Statement/Report for the San Joaquin River Restoration. The joint document describes the direct, indirect and cumulative impacts of implementing the NRDC, et al., v. Rodgers, et al. Settlement that resolved more than 18 years of litigation related…

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4th of July Fireworks Booth

Fireworks Stand

Once again, Aquarius Aquarium Institute volunteers braved the blazing heat to staff our annual Kyle’s Kids fireworks stand. But selling over $10,000 worth of safe and sane fireworks for 4th of July celebrations is just one part of this effort.

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Events engage & inform our supporters

Events such as our approaching Charter Member Holiday Party¬†are designed as opportunities for Aquarius Aquarium Institute supporters to learn more about our organization’s plans, programs and progress. While we have a lot of fun at our events, it is not so much about the party as it is about the networking that occurs at these…

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Fresno Aquarium – The Journey

As has been our practice to this date, our plan is to build and grow as the sponsorships, donations and grants come in. Our Charter Members keep the organization going, our outreach programs keep the community and our schools engaged and our volunteers are the smiling faces that help us get accurate facts out to the public.

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Spring is busy indeed!

As the school year winds down, the calls come pouring into the Institute phones. We always try to accomodate last minute requests for our school programs, but all too often we have to tell the teachers or parents that we are unfortunately totally booked during the month of May. Sometimes things can get a bit…

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Salmon make it to within 21 miles of Firebaugh, California

For the last 62 years, Chinook salmon (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha) have not been able to swim from the Pacific Ocean up the San Joaquin River to their historic spawning beds near Fresno. The construction of Friant Dam put an end to the runs in 1948. Now, in the winter of 2010, water has flowed continuously down…

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