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Students Get Squeamish for Science
February 17, 2017 – An outreach from the Center for Aquatic Sciences walked students at F.W. Holbien Middle School through a squid dissection. (Learn more)


Merrily, Merrily: Camden Students Row Across as Part of Cleanup
September 15, 2016 – Several CAUSE Interns paddled across the Delaware River to help kickoff the River Days event. (Learn more)


Hunger Fix
July 28, 2016 – The Center’s CAUSE program partnered with the Food Bank of South Jersey to provide lunches to summer campers. (Learn more)


Wounded Warriors Overnight Shark Adventure
March 7, 2016 – Families of wounded veterans packed up their sleeping bags and headed to Adventure Aquarium for the Center’s overnight “Shark in the Dark” adventure (Learn more)


"What Pet Should I Get?” at VECC
March 2, 2016 – The Center for Aquatic Sciences visited the Ventnor Educational Community Complex for Read Across America to teach children what animals were and were not suitable for pets. (Learn more)


CAUSE Works with STEM Steps Out Program
October 4, 2015 - CAUSE students participated in Saving the Environment of Moorestown’s annual STEM Steps Out Festival. There, the students taught guest about turtles, horseshoe crabs and the importance of preserving the environments these creatures live in. (Learn more)


The Center at the Wetlands Institute
September 9, 2015 – The Center for Aquatic Sciences presented Morticia, an eastern screech owl, to educate visitors at Wetlands Institute’s Fall Migration Festival. (Learn more)


The Center Visits Haddonfield Library
August 7, 2015 – On Friday August 7, 2015 The Center for Aquatic Sciences’ Outreach Coordinator, Amy Penney, visited the Haddonfield Library. During the program the children got to learn about and meet a diamond back terrapin, a ball python, a screech owl and a horseshoe crab. (Learn more)


The Center celebrates World Oceans Day
June 6, 2015 – The Center joined Adventure Aquarium in promoting healthy oceans with crafts, educational tables and voting for a favorite beach. Aquarium guests, and even some animals, had the opportunity to tell us why they think oceans are awesome.


Center for Aquatic Sciences receives the Chancellor's Award for Civic Engagement from Rutgers University-Camden
May 12, 2015 – The Center strives to be a responsible member of the community and is honored to have been recognized for our work associated with civic engagement initiatives.



CAUSE fuels passion for research
March 25, 2015 - CAUSE had the chance to travel to Washington, D.C. for a national conference about after-school, before-school and summer learning programs. We had the opportunity to meet with members of Congress to share the ways these programs help teach our generation about science, technology, engineering and math, or STEM. (Learn more)

Aquatic Academy keeps kid in the flow
July 31, 2014 - The CAUSE program’s Interns have a 100 percent high school graduation rate, and over the past nine years 100 percent enrolled in college. The Center has mentored more than 150 high schoolers and served more than 40,000 youth through its summer camps and other outreach programs. (Learn more)

CAUSE visits Capitol Hill to support afterschool programs
May 28, 2014 - Youth representatives from CAUSE met with members of Congress to advocate for afterschool programs as part of the Afterschool Alliance’s Afterschool for All Challenge. Participants were sent to Capitol Hill to advocate as part of the 21st Century Learning Centers initiative. (Learn more)

Camden youth participate in Youth Summit in Washington, D.C.
March 27, 2013 - The Center for Aquatic Sciences is proud to announce that five students from its Community and Urban Science Enrichment, CAUSE, program traveled to Washington D.C. to participate in the 4th Coastal America Partnership Student Summit on the Oceans and Coast. (Learn more)

Adventure Aquarium and Center for Aquatic Sciences designated the region’s first Coastal America Coastal Ecosystem Learning Center
November 15, 2011 - The Adventure Aquarium and the Center for Aquatic Sciences join 23 other marine facilities in becoming part of the growing network of Coastal America Coastal Ecosystem Learning Centers. (Learn more)


Outreach visits the Bellmawr Branch of the Camden County Library
July 1, 2010 – Guest speakers from the Center for Aquatic Sciences presented “Investigating Invertebrates” at the Bellmawr Branch of the Camden County Library. The children who attended the program were able to get up close and personal with Madagascar hissing cockroaches, Starfish, Horseshoe crabs, a Chilean rose tarantula and a Diamondback terrapin. (Learn more)

Center for Aquatic Sciences at Adventure Aquarium Receives NSF & IMLS Funding
October 29, 2009 - The Center for Aquatic Sciences was awarded $2.5 million over five years in grants from the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) for a brand new program, CLUES - Community of Learning for Urban Environments and Science. (Learn more)


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