Thank You Thursday 5-28-15

A huge thank you to Juli Gallagher and her Girl Scouts Troop 237 for donating $500 to Heal the Bay as well as completing three cleanups as part of the Adopt-A-Beach program.

And speaking of cleanups, cheers to Malibu Rum for sponsoring our Nothin’ But Sand cleanups throughout the summer. The beverage company is supporting the monthly Saturday cleanups from May through August and providing such beach necessities as lip balm and sunglasses.

Our Santa Monica Pier Aquarium is known for its amazing touch tanks, friendly, knowledgeable staff and volunteers and so much more. But for many of the marine science center’s youngest visitors, the tiny puppet theater with the tub of marine-themed puppets in the Kids’ Corner is an important part of the Aquarium experience. We are so grateful to Chelsea Davidoff and Paramount Pictures for giving that much-loved theater a redo. With a few tweaks, a new coat of paint and a colorful new set of curtains, the little theater has brightened the space considerably. 

Marcia Matz also gets a shout-out for her donation of science textbooks and other supplies to the Aquarium. A retired science teacher who’s been a member of the Aquarium’s advisory board for many years, Marcia recently moved to Napa – we wish her well!