A Note from our Education Department – Jan. 2017

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A fresh new year is once again upon us. It’s the time to be thankful for the triumphs and challenges of the past year – after all, it is in those tough moments that we grow the most and learn the most. Let’s take a moment to be thankful for the failures and mistakes of 2016, and now let’s look forward to this year, 2017, where we will use these experiences for the better. Prepare yourself for a year of new ‘firsts’, more accomplishments, and more success.

Nothing seems more refreshing, more energizing than setting new goals! We need to have goals to keep us focused. To keep us motivated. To keep us accountable. Sometimes the road to achieving our goals is bumpy, and we sometimes take a detour or two, but at the end of the road we will reach success. Don’t let the bumps and curves in the road derail you from your goals. If it’s something you really want to do and you can’t stop thinking about it, then don’t stop working for it! More than anything, enjoy the process!!

I will share more in the coming posts, but for now I do want to share a sneak peak at what we’re looking forward to in 2017. Later this month the second semester of our Junior Scientist Program will begin, March Break plans are underway, Ryan Hreljac from Ryan’s Well Foundation will be on-site with us on Wednesday March 22, 2017 to help kick-off our week-long World Water Day events, and Camp AQ will keep us on our toes this summer. One thing is for sure: things at the Aquatarium are going to be busier and more exciting than ever! Expect to see more of what was offered in 2016, plus some! I am looking forward to launching a handful of new programs in 2017 – all curriculum-based and targeted for toddlers, youth, teens, and even adults!

Speaking of youth and teens, have you yet checked out our latest piece of technology? We recently upgraded our Planetarium on the 4th floor for when we want to transform the Pilot House into outer space! Blocking out all light, laying on the floor, and looking up at the stars and planets in our galaxy is an experience unlike any other. You must stop in and see for yourself!

There is lots for which to be thankful, and so much to look forward to this coming year! We are so grateful to have you on this journey with us! Here’s to a brand-new year filled with new learning, achievements, and play!

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