April 12, 2012
Hundreds of students from area schools visited the Aquarium of the Pacific on April 13 thanks to a donation from SAVOR…Long Beach. The corporation donated to the Aquarium’s scholarship program for the tenth consecutive year, allowing children to visit during the Grand Prix of Long Beach, when the Aquarium is closed to the general public. Another school visit funded through the scholarship program will take place in June.
Nearly 400 students from five Los Angeles schools have the opportunity to visit the Aquarium to partake in ocean educational programs under the scholarship. The students explored the Aquarium with the entire facility all to themselves. Since 2003 more than 12,000 students have taken part in the SAVOR…Long Beach/Grand Prix scholarship program with more than $135,000 awarded in scholarship funds.
In 2011 the Aquarium officially dedicated its outdoor classroom in recognition of SAVOR…Long Beach’s continued commitment to sustainability and education. The SAVOR Watershed Classroom serves thousands of students each year. SAVOR…Long Beach, the food and beverage division of special event venue management company SMG, currently provides food and beverage services as well as catering and special event services to more than 100 facilities around the world, including the Aquarium of the Pacific.