If an aquascaping project can benefit the targeted audience, the project deserves all the support it can get. Besides, setting up and maintaining an aquarium is an expensive affair. And this is true for Maritime Aquarium. Just a few days ago, the aquarium received the biggest financial support from Fairfield Golfers.
According to Dave Sigworth from Hamlet Hub, the golf team raised $160k to help the aquarium in their artificial marine life exploration.
An accredited member of the Association of Zoos & Aquariums, The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit institution whose mission is to inspire people of all ages to appreciate and protect the Long Island Sound ecosystem and the global environment through living exhibits, marine science and environmental education.
The funds were raised during an annual Maritime Golf & Tennis Classic, on September 17, 2018.
The tournament, which included 110 area business professionals, supports the Aquarium’s exploration of animal and conservation issues in Long Island Sound while also helping to provide STEM-focused educational opportunities to area students, regardless of their ability to pay.
Among the foursomes were (first photo/pictured above), from left: Jay Maffucci of Stamford, Scott Blaney of South Orange, N.J., Glen LeBlanc of Westport and Marty Devaney of Southport.
The education plan will benefit different students, including those who are not able to make the required payments to access the aquarium.
According to Robert Koch from the Hour, Maritime Aquarium has plans to build a 4D Theater in the region.
With replacement of Walk Bridge slated to start in late 2019, The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk plans to begin building a 4D theater and replacement exhibit space starting this fall. Replacement of the rail bridge, which bisects the aquarium on North Water Street, will require removal of the aquarium’s IMAX theater and a riverfront structure, which is home to the “Go Fish,” “Meerkats” and “Dragons” exhibits.
It is highly likely that the funds contributed by the Fairfield Golf Club will help to finance the 4D Theater project.
Maritime Aquarium’s 4D Theater is expected to launch on October 2019. So if they are able to raise the funds required for the project, they should be able to meet this goal.