BENEFITING: Sea Research Foundation Inc.
EVENT DATE: Jan 30, 2016
It seems I have a big thing for pinnipeds, especially pinnipeds in need of help. I'm so fond of them that I'm going to plunge myself into some chilly waters to raise money and awareness for the Animal Rescue Clinic. If you have a bit to donate the seals & I would deeply appreciate it. Thank you!
The Animal Rescue Clinic is an critical way to give back to our marine environment. Many of the strandings are due to entanglement in fishing gear, many marine organisms are being outcompeted for food by humans, helping them become healthy enough to return to the sea is very important.
Join us for Mystic Aquarium’s 3rd Annual Seal Splash!
Saturday, January 23, 2016
12:00pm (Splash time) Arrive as early as 10:00am
1 Beach Pond Road ▪ Groton, CT 06340
It’s the coolest thing you’ll do all year!
Become a “splasher” and take the plunge to raise money for Mystic Aquarium’s Animal Rescue Program! Before you take the plunge, warm up with friends and family with a cup of hot chocolate. Plus, meet our Animal Rescue Team to learn more about the Animal Rescue Program.
Register before January 6th, 2016 and pay only $20 per adult and $10 per youth (age 13-17). Registration from January 7-22, 2016 will be $25 per adults and $15 per child.
splasher (noun): A highly motivated, generous and brave individual who is known to jump from the shores of Eastern Point Beach into the waters of the Long Island Sound with the goal of raising much-needed funds for Mystic Aquarium’s Animal Rescue Program.
Raise $100 in addition to your registration fee and receive a complimentary long-sleeved “Seal Splash” t-shirt. Plus, the top fundraiser will win a Mystic Aquarium encounter program! Restrictions may apply.
Mystic Aquarium’s Animal Rescue Team support animals in need in Conn., R.I. and Fishers Island, NY; providing specialized and compassionate care for the rehabilitation of animal with the ultimate goal of releasing them back into their natural habitat.
Mystic Aquarium’s Animal Rescue Program has been rehabilitating marine mammals since 1975. To date the Aquarium has responded to more than 1,500 stranded seals, whales, dolphins, porpoises and sea turtles.
‘The work we do always strives to undertake a great conservation effort. Through research done at the aquarium and in the field, we hope to better understand the animals that make-up the ocean environment, and by directly impacting individuals within that environment to benefit the overall population, like we’re doing with our rescue and rehabilitation efforts’.
-Janelle Schuh, Stranding Coordinator
Enjoy the coolest event of the year and raise money for a good cause!