For Immediate Release: October 22, 2020
GULFPORT, MS. – Mississippi Aquarium partnered with Chevron and the Bacot McCarty Foundation to purchase a vehicle for Education Outreach. This new program called Aquarium in Motion was designed as a way to bring the Aquarium to students throughout the state. “We know not every student has the ability to visit Mississippi Aquarium,” said Meredith Horn, Vice President of Guest Experience & Education. “This is our way of bringing the Aquarium to them, and we are grateful for community partners like Chevron and Bacot/McCarty to help us reach these goals.”
“As one of our founding pillars, having community support for our education efforts means the world to us. Mississippi Aquarium’s Education team is well on their way to providing world-class service to this community and our state,” said Horn.
The van will also be the main form of transportation for the Aquatic Mobile Touch Cart. Mississippi Aquarium’s education team will bring live animals to the classroom by transporting the custom-designed aquatic touch tank to schools across the Gulf Coast. The touch tank can hold a variety of species like small sharks and rays, invertebrates, crustaceans and mollusks.
“Chevron is proud to partner with the Mississippi Aquarium and Bacot McCarty Foundation to bring exciting educational opportunities to students of all ages,” said Amy Brandenstein, Chevron Community Affairs Representative. “Our company is committed to supporting education and this partnership brings hands-on interactive learning to the classroom and throughout the community.”
The Aquarium’s Education team looks forward to visiting schools along Coastal Mississippi and throughout the state. To make reservations, visit Mississippi Aquarium’s website at www.msaquarium.org/outreachfor more information.
About Mississippi Aquarium
Mississippi Aquarium, a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization, is a premier institution delivering an awe-inspiring experience that supports animal research and conservation. Mississippi Aquarium is committed to animal welfare and the majesty of the gulf and beyond. The Aquarium sits on 5.8-acres and contains over 80,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor exhibits connected by landscaped walkways with plants that represent all the physiographic regions of Mississippi. For more visit msaquarium.org