Jun 29, 2015
- Aquarium News
Julie Packard, Founding Executive Director, is excited to announce a new leadership development at the Monterey Bay Aquarium. With the pending retirement of Jim Hekkers as Managing Director, Julie announced Friday the promotion of Cynthia Vernon to the position of Chief Operating Officer.
Jun 25, 2015
- Aquarium News
Jim Hekkers has been with the aquarium as the non-profit’s managing director for 15 years. Hekkers has overseen a period of strong growth in the aquarium’s success as a visitor destination. He has also played a key role in the tremendous growth in the non-profit’s mission-related programs, from expanded education and low-income access programs to a rapidly expanding conservation and science division.
Young People with Disabilities Become “Underwater Explorers” on Annual “Zach Bunnell Day of Discovery”
Jun 09, 2015
The Monterey Bay Aquarium will host over 30 young people ages 8 to 14 – with varying disabilities and special needs – for a 90-minute SCUBA experience, sponsored by Salinas Valley Memorial Hospital Foundation and Children’s Miracle Network, in the Aquarium’s Great Tide Pool.
Monterey Bay Aquarium, Stanford University to Host International Symposium on Future of Bluefin Tuna
May 27, 2015
The Monterey Bay Aquarium and Stanford University – partners in the Tuna Research and Conservation Center – will host the Bluefin Futures Symposium from January 18-20, 2016. It will bring together leading science, policy, business and conservation leaders from around the world to address the status and future of bluefin tunas in the global ocean.
May 19, 2015
Celebrate the oceans and all they provide during a festive Cooking for Solutions weekend honoring World Oceans Day at the Monterey Bay Aquarium. On Saturday and Sunday, June 6 and 7 enjoy special activities including live music, cooking demonstrations, family crafts, sustainable seafood samplings, special talks with our aquarists, and much more – all included with aquarium admission.