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2011-04-08 00:00:30

Largest Earth Day Party in North America Silver Spring, MD (Vocus/PRWEB) April 07, 2011 What better way to celebrate Earth Day than with the planet's amazing and diverse wildlife? More than 120 of the top zoos and aquariums across North America are throwing the 5th Annual Party for the Planetâ“ž¢, the largest combined Earth Day celebration in North America! Local AZA-accredited zoos and aquariums are the perfect place to connect with nature and conservation in...

2010-12-14 00:01:39

New Initiative to Fund Field Conservation Projects Silver Spring, MD (Vocus) December 13, 2010 The Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) Ape Taxon Advisory Group (TAG) today announced a critical new campaign to sustain a future for one of the planet's most imperiled group of animals"” apes. For apes"”bonobos, chimpanzees, gorillas, orangutans, gibbons and siamangs"”the outlook in the wild is bleak. Given catastrophic population declines, it is estimated that some ape...

2010-11-23 00:01:09

If the Mall is a Zoo, Why Not Go to the Zoo? Silver Spring, MD (Vocus) November 22, 2010 This year, shoppers can go wild and do their holiday shopping the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) accredited zoos or aquariums. Gift shops are always stocked with fun toys, beautiful ornaments and unique environmentally-friendly products. "Spend Black Friday with a black rhino or blacktip reef shark; shop at the zoo or aquarium," said AZA Senior Vice President for Marketing, Jill Nicoll. "Not...

2010-06-02 13:09:00

NEW YORK, June 2 /PRNewswire/ -- In honor of 50 years of Dr. Seuss's One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish entertaining children around the world, Random House Children's Books, Dr. Seuss Enterprises, The Ocean Project, and the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) are partnering to celebrate World Oceans Day, held annually on June 8th. Seventy-five AZA accredited zoos and aquariums across the country, and more than 600 Ocean Project partners worldwide will host fun-filled family...

2010-03-30 11:58:00

PITTSBURGH, March 30 /PRNewswire/ -- The Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium has partnered with Visionworks® to offer free admission to Zoo visitors who donate a pair of prescription eyeglasses during the month of April. "We are excited to partner with Visionworks to encourage our visitors to recycle their old prescription eyeglasses and help someone who is not able to afford them," says Dr. Barbara Baker, president and CEO of the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium. "Most...

2010-03-11 07:55:00

SAN FRANCISCO, March 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Springing forward into daylight savings, Aquarium of the Bay will host an interactive, fun-filled celebration starring Pacific Tree Frogs, Western Toads and amphibian friends on Sunday, March 14, 2010. The Aquarium's Husbandry and Conservation teams will lead special animal interactions, themed hands-on activities and more during this free-with-admission celebration, while highlighting issues facing amphibian species worldwide. It is estimated...

2010-01-12 07:00:00

MT. LAUREL, N.J., Jan. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- TimeSight Systems(TM), the industry leader in the practice of video lifecycle management (VLM) for video surveillance, today announced the Pittsburgh Zoo and PPG Aquarium has implemented the company's intelligent Network Video Recorder (NVR) platform to help protect the visitors, employees, animals and exhibits and to provide long-term audit ability and accountability. A 77-acre naturalistic habitat zoo that is home to thousands of animals, the...

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2009-06-30 15:29:33

A new exhibit at the New England Aquarium aims to entice an increasingly obese generation of kids into getting in shape, The Associated Press reported. The "Move It!" program at the New Balance Foundation Marine Mammal Center, which opens Wednesday, uses the athleticism of seals as an example for children. Tony LaCasse, an aquarium spokesman, said those marine animals will do things that are jaw-dropping at times and they wanted kids to be inspired by them. The $10 million center, built at...

2009-06-11 13:29:00

The Bay Institute's Acquisition Transforms Financially Successful Aquarium of the Bay Into a Nonprofit Center for Science, Education and Conservation for San Francisco Bay SAN FRANCISCO, June 11 /PRNewswire/ -- The Bay Institute today announced the successful culmination of its four-year effort to acquire Aquarium of the Bay, the first step towards transforming the financially successful Aquarium into a self-supporting, nonprofit center for education, science and conservation of the San...

2009-03-02 07:45:00

SAN FRANCISCO, March 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Just in time for leaping forward into day light savings time, Aquarium of the Bay will preview the Pacific Tree Frog and Western Toad during its "Spring Forward: Invasion of the Land Animals" event on Sunday, March 8, 2009. Led by the Aquarium's Husbandry and Conservation departments, "Spring Forward" is a part of a series of fun and interactive events providing sneak peeks into the Aquarium's much-anticipated new exhibits opening April 4, 2009. The...