Category Archives: education

Join us all week for National Zookeeper Appreciation Week! We’ll introduce you to a new animal care staff member everyday. Yesterday, we chatted with Vicki Sawyer about what it’s like to work with the seals and otters. Today, meet aquarist … Continue reading

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Take a look inside our most popular camp program: Junior Marine Biologist! JMB, as we call it around here, runs for five sessions over the summer at the Aquarium. During JMB 1 and 2, campers enter the inner workings of … Continue reading

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In December, Jennifer Herring, president and CEO of The Maritime Aquarium, announced she will retire in 2014. She has served in that position for 10 of the Aquarium’s 25-year history and, in that time, has come a wealth of unique … Continue reading

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By Dave Sigworth, Maritime Aquarium publicist So imagine that you just got out of high school and you’re given the opportunity to work with someone who pioneered an absolute global change in the way we forever view –or live – … Continue reading

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By Judith Bacal When I was asked to help out with the Dead Reckoners diorama project – I really didn’t know what I was getting into.  As the Exhibit Director at the Aquarium, I have lots of experience building exhibit … Continue reading

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Throughout the school year that’s about to end, The Maritime Aquarium has been helping 40 high school teens from Norwalk figure out life after high school. The 9th- and 10th-grade students came to the Aquarium after school once a week … Continue reading

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Here’s our annual reminder that this is the time of year when Connecticut’s turtles are on the move. As we noted last spring, you might find one in your yard or garden, or crossing the road in front of you, … Continue reading

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Six to Six Magnet School is part of The Maritime Aquarium’s Whole School partnership program and serves students from kindergarten through eighth grade from Bridgeport, Fairfield, Monroe, Stratford and Trumbull. Fourth-graders from Six to Six visited Old Mine Park in … Continue reading

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In December, Jennifer Herring, president and CEO of The Maritime Aquarium, announced she will retire in 2014. She has served in that position for 10 of the Aquarium’s 25-year history and, in that time, has come a wealth of unique … Continue reading

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Famed zookeeper and naturalist Jack Hanna delighted an afternoon audience at The Maritime Aquarium on May 7 with highlights of his career (and some comical moments too). He presented a menagerie of live animals:  two lemurs, an alligator snapping turtle, … Continue reading

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