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Georgia Aquarium provides an entertaining, engaging and educational experience inspiring stewardship in conservation, research and the appreciation for the animal world. Visit us at www.georgiaaquarium.org.




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Tuesday
May032016

Teacher Appreciation Day STEM Day 




Teacher Appreciation Day: Why Georgia Aquarium Loves our Educators

May 3, 2016

We have all had at least one teacher who has inspired us beyond the classroom. Whether this inspiration came in the form of encouragement or challenges, these particular teachers motivated us to work harder and discover our true capabilities. In honor of Teacher Appreciation Day, Georgia Aquarium is highlighting how much teachers mean to us!

As we celebrate 10 years of education at Georgia Aquarium this week in honor of Georgia STEM Day, we must thank some of the most important people who have brought thousands of students to learn about our animals, conservation and marine biology – our teachers! Our education department works closely with teachers from across Georgia in several programs, from pre-K to high school classes and professional development workshops. In this feature of our STEM Day blog series, our own Georgia Aquarium educators tell us their own reasons on why they love and appreciate teachers nationwide.

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Monday
May022016

Inspiring Students for Georgia STEM Day




Inspiring Students for STEM Day
How we're connecting students to the aquatic world

May 2, 2016

Do you remember what inspired you to choose your career? Or what you wanted to be “when you grew up?” Many people discover their passions when they are just children, experiencing a spark of inspiration during a trip to the museum, their first visit to an aquarium or a strong interest in a school subject.

Whether or not our childhood goals turn into careers, there is no denying that education is vitally important, and some experiences can inspire us for the rest of our lives. As proud supporters of education in and out of the classroom, Georgia Aquarium is honored to feature our education department throughout the week in celebration of Georgia STEM Day presented by TAG-Ed on May 6. STEM Day is a nationwide event created to raise awareness and engage students in activities involving science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). For the first in our series of our STEM Day blogs, we’ll hear from Georgia Aquarium Director of Education Kristyn G. Tumbleson, who dedicates her career to educating and inspiring every student who comes through the Aquarium.

My name is Kristyn Tumbleson and I serve as the Director of Education here at Georgia Aquarium. As a former middle and high school teacher, I know what a privilege it is to have Georgia Aquarium as my “classroom” and I am eager to share it with the students and teachers in our community.

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Friday
Apr222016

Celebrate Earth Day All Weekend at Georgia Aquarium




Earth Day for Days!
Join us in celebrating our planet all weekend

April 22, 2016

Written by: Hannah Rushing, Digital Media Coordinator

Our planet faces numerous threats from climate change to overfishing, and these issues create a chain reaction that impact everything from the air we breathe to the food we eat. While these problems may seem insurmountable at times, there are millions taking action to protect our animals and our planet! Today marks the 46th annual Earth Day, and we’re joining organizations around the world to spread awareness about the problems facing our earth with a weekend of activities at Georgia Aquarium!

On Saturday, April 23, we’re kicking off Earth Day with earth-friendly activities throughout the Aquarium from 11 a.m. – 2p.m. Do your part to help our planet with an Earth Day pledge bookmark, which contains a seeded “Earth” that you can plant at home! You can even get creative by decorating a flower pot to plant flowers or herbs, and participate in The Home Depot Kids Workshop station.

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