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Fresno Aquarium Blog

Join us on our Cruise to the Second Largest Barrier Reef in the World

December 16, 2011 – We are now accepting $250pp double occupancy deposits for our upcoming fundraiser cruise aboard Royal Caribbean’s Mariner of the Seas (above) sailing January 27 – February 3, 2013. While it’s cold and foggy in Fresno, we will being visiting (and snorkeling) Roatan, Belize and Cozumel – home to some of the most spectacular sea creatures in the Caribbean!

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2011 Charter Member-only Holiday Party is December 15th

December 5, 2011 – Current Charter Members of Aquarius Aquarium Institute are invited to our 2011 Charter Member Holiday Party at Daily Grill – 7855 North Palm Avenue, Fresno, CA 93711 Map

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Our booth at 2011 Big Fresno Fair continues through October 16th

October 12, 2011 – Aquarius Aquarium Institute is reaching thousands of fair-goers with our large tide pool aquarium exhibit, sponsored by Aqua Sports Dive Shop. The outreach continues through Sunday, October 16th, 2011.

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2011 Big Fresno Fair

October 4, 2011 – We just finished setting up our touch tide pool in the Aqua Sports booth at the Big Fresno Fair.

We are in the Commerce Building just inside the Chance Avenue Gate from October 5th through the 16th.

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Guarantee Good Will Network donates $1000

September 15, 2011 – It was a great pleasure today for Aquarius Aquarium Institute Executive Director Tom Lang to accept a $1000 donation from the Guarantee® Good Will Network.

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ABC30 Action News AM Live Interview

August 17, 2011 – Executive Director Tom Lang had a great time being interviewed by Christine Park about our Fresno Aquarium project and Aquarius Aquarium Institute’s Teaching Tidepools™ educational outreach program.

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2011 Kyle’s Kids Fireworks Stand

July 14, 2011 – From June 28 through July 4th every year, we have a fireworks stand in front of the Dante Club on Grantland Avenue, just south of Herndon Avenue in Fresno. It’s just a short distance from the Fresno Aquarium property and gives us a great opportunity to interact with the neighborhood closest to our project while we sell “safe and sane” fireworks in memory of Kyle Runciman at the same time!

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Celebrating Earth Day 2011


April 11, 2011 – Our mission: To elevate public consciousness and understanding of our aquatic world, says it all!

In keeping with our mission, Aquarius Aquarium Institute’s Earth Day focus each year is on the WATER portion of our blue planet.

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2011 Calendar of Events Launch Party

December 14, 2010 – Coming up next month, Aquarius Aquarium Institute celebrates the 11th anniversary of its founding in 2000. Once again this year, we’ll be celebrating at the newly opened Appellation: California (ApCal) Wine Tasting Room in Madera California, just north of the Institute’s land planned for the Fresno Aquarium. Darren Schmall, owner of ApCal is donating a glass of wine for each guest. And Institute board member Debbie Vlaminck is creating the stunningly beautiful and elegant “birthday cake.”

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2010 River Clean up for Disney Days!

March 14, 2010 – Aquarius Aquarium Institute joined with HandsOn Network for the Give-a-Day, Get-a-Disney-Day One Million campaign. Goal: The first one million participants who volunteer their time will receive a free pass to Disneyland! Our executive staff knew we would need to act fast. One million passes would no doubt be distributed by March.

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