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July 14, 2017

KING5 News: Seattle Aquarium ditches plastic straws

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July 12, 2017

CURBED Seattle: Seattle Aquarium is getting a massive new building

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July 11, 2017

Aquarium announces new staff veterinarian

Caitlin Hadfield, DVMSEATTLE—The Seattle Aquarium recently announced the appointment of Caitlin Hadfield, DVM as the new staff veterinarian. She began at the Aquarium on June 1.

Hadfield’s undergraduate degree was in zoology followed a few years later by her veterinary degree at Cambridge University. Throughout that time, she worked on projects ranging from humpback whale fieldwork and reef surveys to veterinary work at the Shedd Aquarium and Alaska SeaLife Center. After graduating, Caitlin worked at the National Aquarium in Baltimore, with her final position being senior vet. While there, she became boarded with the American and European colleges of zoological medicine (ACZM and ECZM). “I will always be proud of what we did over my 12 years at the National Aquarium, and I am looking forward to joining the Seattle Aquarium,” said Hadfield.

About the Seattle Aquarium
The Seattle Aquarium is one of Washington state’s leading environmental education and stewardship institutions, and the region’s gathering place for discussion and sharing information about marine conservation. It maintains a number of research initiatives in cooperation with federal, state, zoological and university partners. The Aquarium is accredited by the AZA and located on Pier 59, at 1483 Alaskan Way.

On the web: SeattleAquarium.org
On Facebook: facebook.com/Aquarium.Seattle
On Twitter: twitter.com/SeattleAquarium.

Photo available upon request.

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Contact:
Tim Kuniholm
(206) 386-4345
t.kuniholm@seattleaquarium.org


June 29, 2017

LMN Architects selected for Seattle Aquarium's New Ocean Pavilion

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June 28, 2017

Daily Journal of Commerce: New waterfront icon: Ocean Pavilion

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Daily Journal of Commerce: Overlook Walk slims down, aquarium steps up

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June 19, 2017

Aquarium announces new finance director

Rick JohnsonSEATTLE—The Seattle Aquarium recently announced the appointment of Rick Johnson as the new director of finance and administration. He began work in this role at the Aquarium on June 1.

Rick brings over 30 years of cultural nonprofit experience with him, most recently from his time with the Seattle Opera where he held both the chief financial officer and chief operating officer responsibilities and, at times, was a singer in the Seattle Opera chorus!

Johnson has participated in more than one large successful capital campaign and was instrumental in the successful construction of The Smith Center for Performing Arts in Las Vegas, NV. Rick also worked with City of Seattle officials on the Opera's new building project on the grounds of the Seattle Center, which is a public/private partnership project as was The Smith Center. “Rick is a strong communicator and has the depth of experience to help the Aquarium through complex challenges that come with our future growth and expansion,” said Robert Davidson, Seattle Aquarium president & CEO.

Other notable highlights from Rick's past experience include teaching graduate level nonprofit financial management courses for a number of universities. Rick holds an MBA from the UCLA Graduate School of Management and a Bachelor of Music degree from Boston University.

“I started college as a science major and wanted to be a marine biologist,” said Johnson, “So I’m thrilled to be a part of the Seattle Aquarium and helping to contribute to conservation of our marine environment.” Rick is a singer and a member of the board of Seattle Pro Musica. He is also very active with University Unitarian Church, including being the chair of the finance committee.

About the Seattle Aquarium
The Seattle Aquarium is one of Washington state’s leading environmental education and stewardship institutions, and the region’s gathering place for discussion and sharing information about marine conservation. It maintains a number of research initiatives in cooperation with federal, state, zoological and university partners. The Aquarium is accredited by the AZA and located on Pier 59, at 1483 Alaskan Way.

On the web: SeattleAquarium.org
On Facebook: facebook.com/Aquarium.Seattle
On Twitter: twitter.com/SeattleAquarium.

Photo available upon request.

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Contact:
Tim Kuniholm
(206) 386-4345
t.kuniholm@seattleaquarium.org


May 25, 2017

Kick off summer fun at the Seattle Aquarium and on local beaches!

Meet us at the beach! 2017 Summer Beach Naturalist program
Join trained volunteers and explore our local beaches and the amazing animals that live there! Beach Naturalists will be stationed at 12 different beaches on low-tide days throughout the summer starting May 25. Visit SeattleAquarium.org/beach-naturalist for dates, times, locations and driving directions.

Family Science Weekend, May 27-29
Participate in activities to learn about science and research taking place at the Seattle Aquarium. Look in microscopes and see the plankton we find in the water beneath the Aquarium. Bring in your own stuffed animal for a check-up! Learn how the Aquarium keeps animals healthy. Hands-on activities, special talks and demonstrations will help the whole family discover science in a fun way.

World Ocean Weekend, June 10–11
Celebrate the world’s one big ocean with us and learn to be an ocean hero! Everyone, no matter where they live, can help keep the ocean clean and healthy. We'll show you how with a variety of hands-on activities and special demonstrations. We’ll also have a special show featuring Captain Barnacles and Kwazii Kitten, Octonauts: To Your Stations! Show times are 11am, and 1pm.

Hours/prices at the Aquarium:
The Aquarium’s admission gate is open 9:30am to 5pm daily, with the exhibits closing at 6pm. Admission fees (effective June 1, 2017): Adults $29.95; Youth (4–12) $19.95; Children 3 and under are admitted free.

On the web: SeattleAquarium.org
On Facebook: facebook.com/Aquarium.Seattle
On Twitter: twitter.com/SeattleAquarium.

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Contact:
Tim Kuniholm
(206) 386-4345
t.kuniholm@seattleaquarium.org


February 17, 2017

Sound Conversations at the Seattle Aquarium

WHEN:
March 2: Lynda Mapes, Rescuing Rialto: Conservation and Compassion
April 6: Jonathan White, TIDES: The Science and Spirit of the Ocean
May 17: Michael Werner, The Making of Mystery Sharks, a KCTS 9 Wildlife Detectives Documentary

WHERE: Seattle Aquarium, 1483 Alaskan Way, Pier 59, Seattle, WA

WHAT: Join the conversation with host Jeff Renner, an Emmy-award-winning producer of science documentaries, as we delve into the journalistic efforts that bring forth critical environmental stories. Three great local writers will bring their hard work and skillful storytelling to share the discovery and exploration of fascinating animals, places and forces of nature.

WHO:
March 2: Lynda Mapes, Rescuing Rialto: Conservation and Compassion

Lynda Mapes is a newspaper reporter and author, an explorer and reveler in the natural world. We’ll take a look at the extraordinary rescue of Rialto, the stranded baby sea otter and how the Seattle Times teamed up with the Aquarium to tell this story of conservation and compassion.

April 6: Jonathan White, TIDES: The Science and Spirit of the Ocean
We’ll journey around the globe with writer, sailor and surfer Jonathan White to discover the science and spirit of ocean tides. White is an active marine conservationist, and holds an MFA in creative nonfiction.

May 17: Michael Werner, The Making of Mystery Sharks, a KCTS 9 Wildlife Detectives Documentary
Michael Werner, five-time Emmy award winning filmmaker and journalist, and the researchers from the Seattle Aquarium will take you beneath the surface to discover the science and lore of one of the ocean's largest and most mysterious predators, the sixgill shark.

MORE INFO: Doors open at 7pm for a reception in Seattle Aquarium’s Life on the Edge Exhibit. Program begins at 7:30pm in the Ackerley Foundation Puget Sound Hall.

COST: $10 advance tickets/ $15 day of event. Purchase online at SeattleAquarium.org/Sound-Conversations.

On the web: SeattleAquarium.org
On Facebook: facebook.com/Aquarium.Seattle
On Twitter: twitter.com/SeattleAquarium.

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Contact:
Tim Kuniholm
(206) 386-4345
t.kuniholm@seattleaquarium.org


 

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