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Educational Programs

2024 CART Trout Team

Spring 2024 – Fresno and Clovis high school students at the Center for Advanced Research and Technology’s environmental lab (CART) who are mentored by Aquarius Aquarium Institute released baby rainbow trout they raised from eggs in their classroom aquariums into the Kings River, just below Pine Flat Dam. By regularly testing the water in the …

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2023 Fireworks Stand

Kyle’s Kids Fireworks Stand is back! We look forward to seeing everyone at our 2023 Kyle’s Kids Fireworks Stand where you can pick up an amazing assortment of safe and sane fireworks for your Independence Day celebration, while supporting the nonprofit Aquarius Aquarium Institute and Fresno Aquarium project at the same time! More information

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2022 Charter Member Dinner

Set in the beautiful garden of long-time Charter Member, Janie Jurkovich, our fun 2022 Charter Member Dinner brought everyone together once again to enjoy a delicious meal, hear some great music, celebrate all the Institute has accomplished in our local schools in the current year and receive the latest progress update on our journey to …

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Betty Jane Jura

Betty Jane Jura, age 94, of Fresno, California passed away on Monday, August 22, 2022. Betty was born June 13, 1928 in Fort Madison, Iowa. She and her husband Roy first donated 5, then 10 acres of their land to the Fresno Aquarium in 2006. Betty Jane Wood married Roy Jura in 1950 and were …

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Educational Programs

Birthday Parties

We often post about our Teaching Tidepools® program that brings living California sea creatures to local school classrooms, but we’re also excited when we can reach children in their own homes at birthday parties! Contact us today to find out how you can have cool tide pool animals along with our fun, interactive program come to …

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two trains in reenactment of the 1869 Golden Spike ceremony
San Joaquin River

How Did Non-Native Fish Get Here?

In the section of the San Joaquin River that runs between Fresno and Madera counties, there is a long history of non-native fish plantings dating back to the 1870s. Just five years after the “Golden Spike” was driven into the final section of track that completed the Transcontinental Railroad in 1869, Dr. Livingston Stone of …

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