Thursday, March 22, 2007

Friday, March 16, 2007

Earth Shattering Event

City officals, Aquarium board members, volunteers and staff were all on hand for Thursday's "Earth Shattering Event" - the official kick off of the renovation. After hearing from the Aquarium's Director, our "super supportive" Mayor, Board President and State Delegate Bob Tata a wrecking ball, in the shape of the planet, was launched into one of the original gallery walls taking out a good size chunk and beginning the demolition process. Chuck Arthur (W.M. Jordan) commented afterwards "keep going... it's less work for us!"

Monday, March 5, 2007

Offices Relocated

Last week the Volunteer Resources Office and the Volunteer Lounge were moved to the north side of the classroom. Guest Services moved to the south side. The Guest Services staff love their new window view. Cecelia Campbell (Facility Sales Coordinator) has already named one of the squirrels living outside her office. Additionally, the workshop area in the Bay & Ocean Pavilion was broken down and moved to the Marsh Pavilion. A smaller workshop is being created so the Scientific Exhibits staff can keep up with the exhibits that will remain open during the renovation.

Cyd Halstead (Guest Services Supervisor) and Katherine Miller (Graphics Designer) came up with a plan for directing guests to the temporary ticketing area. Our young guests love "hopping" on the turtles and following them to the admissions desk.