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National Aquarium in Baltimore, Inc. Organization Name provided in the GuideStar Exchange* as of 10/31/2013: National Aquarium in Baltimore, Inc.

Organization Name as listed in the IRS Business Master File as of 06/09/2014: NATIONAL AQUARIUM IN BALTIMORE INC

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AKA  National Aquarium in Baltimore, Inc.
Baltimore, MD
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National Aquarium in Baltimore, Inc. Organization Name provided in the GuideStar Exchange* as of 10/31/2013: National Aquarium in Baltimore, Inc.

Organization Name as listed in the IRS Business Master File as of 06/09/2014: NATIONAL AQUARIUM IN BALTIMORE INC

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Also Known As: National Aquarium in Baltimore, Inc.
Physical Address: Baltimore, MD 21202 3103
EIN: 52-1121163
Web URL: www.aqua.org 
Blog URL: nationalaquarium.wordpress.com/ 
NTEE Category: D Animal related
D60 Other Services
C Environmental Quality Protection, Beautification
C30 Natural Resource Conservation and Protection
C Environmental Quality Protection, Beautification
C32 Water Resource, Wetlands Conservation and Management
Ruling Year: 1979 


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Mission Statement

To inspire conservation of the world's aquatic treasures.

Legitimacy Information

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Fiscal Year Starting: January 1, 2012
Fiscal Year Ending: December 31, 2012

Total Revenue $46,235,253
Total Expenses $43,562,890

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Fiscal Year Ending: December 31, 2012

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Mr. John C. Racanelli

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Budget:
$31,788,422
Category:
Animal-Related
Population Served:
Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.)

Program Description:

The Aquarium's Conservation Education programs are designed to reach a variety of audiences. Over 220,000 students and teachers participate in on-site programs annually; 70,000 to 90,000 more participate in our outreach programs. Educational publications, such as our interdisciplinary middle school curriculum, Living in Water, reach an international audience. Conservation programs are integrated based on three critical areas: Ocean Health, the Chesapeake Bay, and Global Biodiversity. Programs and projects include: Marine Animal Rescue Program (MARP). MARP's primary function is to rescue stranded marine animals in emergency situations, provide extensive rehabilitation and, if possible, release the animals back into the wild. To date, the program has rescued 49 pinnipeds (seals, walruses, and sea lions), 29 sea turtles, 31 cetaceans, and one Florida manatee. MARP has been able to successfully return 28 of these animals back into the wild. Captive Breeding Programs: Captive breeding programs such as these help protect threatened species and eliminate some of the need to collect wild specimens. Sixteen species of rain forest birds have been successfully bred at the Aquarium. We were also the first US zoo or aquarium to breed the rare blue poison dart frog (Dendrobates azureus). Regional Conservation Efforts: Because the tidal wetlands of the Chesapeake Bay region in which the Aquarium is located are vital filters of pollutants and habitat sources for numerous species of plants and animals, the Aquarium is currently involved in community-based projects to restore regional habitats and to create an educated and trained volunteer base to encourage widespread conservation activities.

Program Long-Term Success:

In 2007, 415 volunteers contributed 1,195 hours to remove more than 45,574 pieces of debris from the wetlands at Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine in Baltimore. The Aquarium partners with the National Park Service and receives support from the Maryland Port Administration, the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, Steinweg Baltmore, Inc., and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration for these events. These clean-up days have an immediate impact on the environments of Baltimore City and the Chesapeake Bay.

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Impact Summary from the Nonprofit

Transforming experiences reach well beyond the Aquariums’ walls. Education teams reach thousands of students each year with activities in schools and in the field; conservation crews and volunteers restore habitats and preserve species around the Chesapeake Bay and around the world; and the National Aquarium venues continue to serve as an economic engine for tourism in the city of Baltimore and as a unique draw in downtown Washington, DC. Through all of its work, the National Aquarium maintains its long-time commitment to serving the surrounding communities.

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