—Reliant’s $25,000 donation funds new program, inspiring wildlife conservation among Texas youth—
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas, November 21, 2022–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Reliant and the Texas State Aquarium (TSA) are partnering to expand coastal wildlife rescue and education efforts across the Lone Star State. With a $25,000 donation from Reliant, the TSA will provide an interactive learning platform for children in underserved communities in Dallas, Houston, the Rio Grande Valley and other areas where residents cannot visit the aquarium and the new Port of Corpus Christi Center for Wildlife. Rescue.
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Flour Bluff Middle School students participate in the Texas State Aquarium’s new educational program, Wildlife Rescue on the Road, proudly sponsored by Reliant. (Photo: BusinessWire)
“As longtime supporters of the beloved Texas State Aquarium, we are thrilled to provide them with resources to expand their educational program in a fun and unique way that reaches even more Texans,” said Elizabeth Killinger, President. from Reliant. “Reliant has a deep commitment to the Lone Star State, and by partnering with the Aquarium, we hope to inspire the next generation to appreciate and protect our coastal wildlife.”
The TSA recently converted a retired ambulance donated by the Corpus Christi Fire Department into its wildlife rescue vehicle. Its main purpose is to respond to wildlife emergencies and transport injured, sick or stranded marine animals. However, when not in use for this purpose, it will serve as the main attraction for the Aquarium’s new educational program, Wildlife Rescue on the Road. The goal of the program is to visit schools and nonprofit organizations, such as the YMCA and Boys and Girls Clubs in underserved communities in Texas.
Last week, the Aquarium launched its brand new educational program, Wildlife Rescue on the Road, with 6e students of the Flour Bluff Independent School District and will continue to expand its reach in the months ahead. Attendees were able to tour the vehicle and study how it responds to wildlife emergencies, such as stranded marine mammals, cold-stunned sea turtles, injured shorebirds and more. This first-hand learning experience shines a light on the Aquarium’s wildlife rescue mission, advocating for wildlife conservation and minimizing human impact on the coastal environment.
“We are grateful to Reliant for helping us launch this traveling program, giving us the opportunity to bring coastal Texas wildlife to communities here in Corpus Christi and around the state,” said Jesse Gilbert, President and CEO. from the management of the Texas State Aquarium. “Many children living in our state have never visited the Texas coast, and we are thrilled to bring this creative initiative to them.”
The educational program, Wildlife Rescue on the Road, will begin its robust statewide tour beginning in Houston in January 2023. To learn more about this initiative, visit texasstateaquarium.org/educate/offsite.
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About the Texas State Aquarium
The Texas State Aquarium (TSA), the official state aquarium of Texas, is a private, nonprofit 501(c)(3) institution fully accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums and the World Association of Zoos. Zoos and aquariums. Its mission is to engage people with animals, inspire appreciation for our seas, and support wildlife conservation. TSA, the largest aquarium in Texas, cares for over 4,000 animals and was named the #5 aquarium in North America by USA Today. Learn more at texasstateaquarium.org.
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