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									              Florida Aquarium List of Education Collaborations/Partnerships

Organization                  Description of Partnership
Army Corps of Engineers       The Corps has designated the Aquarium as a site for dissemination of
(Jacksonville Office)         Everglades content generated and approved by USACE.
Brooker Creek Preserve
(Pinellas County)             Florida Aquarium staff offer teacher workshops at this Nature Center.
                              Aquarium staff work with BG educators to provide collaborative inquiry-based
                              science workshops to middle school teachers. We also partner with them on
Busch Gardens, Tampa Bay      camp trade opportunities.

                              AquaCamps staff work with their camp staff to provide programming, in turn our
Big Cat Rescue                camps are able to visit the facility and receive free educational programming.
                              The Aquarium is a designated Coastal Ecosystem Learning Center (CELC) and,
                              as such, collaborates with Coastal America and its network of 22 national CELCs
Coastal America               (now to also include Vera Cruz, Mexico).
                              With the Everglades National Park and MODS, the Aquarium jointly formed the
                              FLOE team (Florida Outreach for the Everglades) and has conducted
Everglades National Park      collaborative statewide Everglades workshops for K-5 teachers.
                              FWRI staff attend targeted Aquarium education events and programs, and FWRI
Fish and Wildlife Research    provides lectures and programs for the Aquarium's summer SEAS Institute for
Institute (FWC)               teachers.
Guana Tolomato Matanzas
National Estuarine Research
Reserve (Ponte Vedra)        Florida Aquarium staff offer teacher workshops at this NERR.
Gulf Coast Ocean Observation
Systems, Education and
Outreach Committee
(GCOOS)                      Florida Aquarium staff sits on this Gulf-States council.
                             Florida Aquarium staff sits on the outreach council for this Gulf-wide
Gulf of Mexico Alliance      organization.
                             HCC's dive class is held at The Florida Aquarium and has involved Aquarium
Hillsborough Community       staff. Additionally, some Aquarium summer camps are held at the HCC Ybor
College                      Campus.
                             In addition to having representation on our Board, HCPS works closely with
                             Aquarium education staff on providing in-service teacher workshops. HCPS
Hillsborough County Public   science supervisors also serve in an advisory capacity for Aquarium program
Schools                      content.

                              Ongoing collaborations, as well as a past formal MOU for The JASON Project.
Mote Marine Laboratory and    Strong connections due to representatives from both organizations serving
Aquarium                      together on the Board of the Florida Marine Science Educators Association.
                              With the Everglades National Park and MODS, the Aquarium jointly formed the
Museum of Discovery and       FLOE team (Florida Outreach for the Everglades) and has conducted
Science (Fort Lauderdale)     collaborative statewide Everglades workshops for K-5 teachers.
                              Aquarium education staff works with this environmental education company,
                              directed by the former Environmental Science Supervisor for Hillsborough
Nature Coast Environmental    County Public Schools, on program evaluation, teacher workshop content and
Education                     instruction, and other educational initiatives.
Rookery Bay Education         Florida Aquarium work with staff from this NERR through initiatives with the Gulf
Center (Naples)               of Mexico Alliance.




                                                                                                Updated 7/28/08
               Florida Aquarium List of Education Collaborations/Partnerships

                               Numerous collaborations and partnerships have occurred since the Aquarium's
                               opening in 1995. SWFWMD provides funding for specific education programs,
                               but they also provide support and guidance in overall educational content,
Southwest Florida Water        programming, and initiatives. The Aquarium Board of Directors has had a
Management District            SWFWMD representative for most of our history.
                               Ongoing collaboration with programs, such as ROCS, that involve student
SunCoast Earth Force           service-learning projects.
                               Provide funding support for education programs, content providers, and resource
                               sharing for teachers and students. TBEP staff also provide periodic
                               presentations and content-sharing with/for Aquarium staff, as well as students
Tampa Bay Estuary Program      and teachers in Aquarium programs.
                               TBW staff assist with specific Aquarium programs, in addition to partnering with
Tampa Bay Watch                us to offer restoration opportunities to students.
                               The Aquarium partners with this non-profit museum to offer four sessions of
                               grant-funded summer camps to underserved youth each summer for the past 8
Tampa Museum of Art            years.
                               Florida Aquarium education staff served on their Board through May 2008 and
                               now have moved to their advisory council for educational programming in
The Education Channel          Hillsborough County.
                               Ongoing collaborations, as well as strong connections due to representatives
                               from both organizations serving together on the Board of the Florida Marine
The Pier Aquarium              Science Educators Association.
                               The Aquarium was a partner in the development of a USF graduate-level
                               certificate in informal environmental education. Accredited USF classes for this
                               program are held at the Aquarium, and Aquarium staff participate as students,
University of South Florida,   presenters, and guest lecturers. Additionally, faculty and staff attend and
College of Education           participate in some Aquarium education programs
University of South Florida,
OSHER Center for Lifelong      The Aquarium presents lunch-and-learn sessions for this continuing education
Learning                       center, and we have jointly developed a 4-session course for fall 2008.




                                                                                               Updated 7/28/08

								
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