UPDATE: New England Aquarium is now ONLY accepting applications from qualified entrants, who have already secured their 2013 Boston Marathon race entry with the B.A.A.
The New England Aquarium is a global leader in ocean exploration and marine conservation, and is the only Boston-based cultural institution with a mission focused primarily on the environment. We are redefining what it means to be an aquarium, combining education, entertainment and action to address the most challenging problems facing the oceans.
Our hands-on, traveling education programs reach 35,000 children in diverse communities every year. Funds raised through the marathon team will be used to support these outreach programs, giving children and families from underserved neighborhoods what is often their first experience with marine life, including touch tidepools and free Aquarium admission. Each program incorporates conservation messages to help area youth understand the importance of nature, why they need to help protect the oceans and the simple things they can do to make a difference. The programs also encourage young people to be active in the natural world.