Having clean air and water is something we would all like to take for granted. It is essential to life and important to ensuring healthy communities and ecosystems. That is why Seattle Aquarium was disappointed to learn about proposed actions by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) that will revoke protective water quality standards here in Washington state.
The Seattle Aquarium is proud to announce that our Beach Naturalist program is the very first winner of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) Innovation in Volunteer Engagement Award. The award was developed to recognize achievement in volunteer program development; programs were judged by their ability to engage volunteers in the overall mission and operation of the organization.
Every year, literally hundreds of dedicated, passionate people give their time to the Seattle Aquarium—prepping food for our animals, answering questions from our many visitors, and furthering our mission of Inspiring Conservation of Our Marine Environment. In 2013 alone, 1,380 volunteers donated 96,800 hours to our institution!