A Value to the Community
Taking marine science education and making it a fun, personal experience for kids and adults only can happen with the help and support of our sponsors, partners and friends in business and the marine science communities. They give us time, resources and money.
Corporate sponsors help us to achieve our mission to enhance the understanding of the value and fragility of the local and global marine environment through research, education and personal experiences. They provide us with funding that benefit the educational programs of The Pier Aquarium.
For the past two decades, we have welcomed more than 4 million people and more than 250,000 students in scheduled education programs. Our visitors come from all over the world and our local neighborhoods to enjoy our award-winning programs.
Thanks to our corporate sponsors, we can create new, exciting award-winning exhibits featuring current research, and innovative educational programs that add the word "play" to our "FISH-ful Saturday" family events, school study trips and comunity outreach activities.
These funds have enabled us to bring to life timely exhibits about our Earth environment, bring a traveling touch tank to schools to teach pupils about marine animals and how to care for them and develop unique, ocean science education outreach activities for residents in underserved comunities.
The support of our sponsors helps bring to aquarium visitors - young and old - first-hand and up close, award-winning experiences of our Tampa Bay marine environment and the world ocean.
Recent awards include:
2009 Florida Inclusive Culture Award for Best Practices in Access from the State of Florida Division of Cultural Affairs and VSA arts of Florida
2006 WEDU Be More™ Award for Innovation for The Big Fish Move book writing project
2005 Magnet School Award of Excellence for Campbell Park Elementary Marine Science Program
2005 Mayor's Top Appel Award in partnership with Campbell Park Elementary
Florida's Top Museums, 2004, Florida Monthly
2003 Award of Excellence in Water Conservation Education from the Southwest Florida Water Management District for "It's All About Water"
2001 Gulf Guardian Award from the United States Protection Agency
If you are interested in becoming a Corporate Sponsor, please call President/CEO Howard Rutherford, email@example.com
or (727) 803-9799, ext. 202.