Texas State Aquarium Annual Report 2019


The Aquarium’s Flint Hills Resources Center for Excellence in STEM Education

was established in 2014 through generous funding from Flint Hills Resources,

which continues today. The FHR STEM Center houses all of the Aquarium’s

educational initiatives, which come to life for students through onsite field trips,

field expeditions, camps, special programs, and online distance learning.

in 2019, over 82,000 students and teachers received conservation based STEM education strengthening their STEM skills and inspiring them to be responsible stewards of their environment. The Aquarium saw 43,400 area students participate in onsite field trips to not just explore the Aquarium, but to learn and engage with their surroundings through STEM-focused activities. Generous funding from a friend of the Aquarium provided for 700 Laredo ISD sixth and seventh grade students to travel to the Aquarium and

participate in the Marine Adventures Program, followed by Aquavision Distance Learning at their school. Reliant Energy, a longtime partner of the Aquarium, awarded the FHR STEM Center a generous grant that allowed 650 fifth grade students, all from area school districts impacted by Hurricane Harvey’s landfall, to spend an exciting day at the Aquarium with interactive STEM learning experiences. And, CITGO’s Caring for the Coast grant provided funding for 650 regional high school aquatic

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