This past year, Hazel Mak, a teacher at Gordon J. Lau Elementary School, visited Aquarium of the Bay with her first grade class—the majority of whom come from low income households. At the Aquarium, her English language learners were immersed in rich firsthand experiences of the marine animals that live in and around our Bay. She tells us that when they returned to school, these bright and curious young people had meaningful discussions and were eager to share this information with others.

"Without this free of charge educational program, most of my students would not visit the Aquarium with their parents. Because of limited financial resources and the fact that many parents work long hours, they would have missed out on very important educational experiences had this program not been available to schools." 
(Hazel Mak, teacher) 



It is due to the generosity of supporters like you, that more than 20,000 students in more than 50 cities will have access to science-based education opportunities this coming year—free of charge.  

In order for us to continue our mission, we need your support. Help us give every visitor a reason and a means to learn about and protect our Bay, Delta, coast, and ocean, and the amazing animals that live here. Big or small, any amount will help us fund our programs.


Donate today and help us continue to inspire children and protect our Bay’s animals.



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