AQUARIUS AQUARIUM INSTITUTE

aka Fresno Aquarium, AAI   |   Fresno, CA   |  https://aquariusaquarium.org

Mission

To Elevate Public Consciousness and Understanding of our Aquatic World

Ruling year info

2000

Principal Officer

Mr. Tom Lang

Chair, Board of Directors

Ms. Aletha Lang

Main address

5541 Columbia Dr N

Fresno, CA 93727 USA

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EIN

77-0528762

NTEE code info

Zoo, Zoological Society (D50)

Protection of Endangered Species (D31)

IRS filing requirement

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Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

There is an environmental educational disparity between students in California's San Joaquin Valley versus the coastal population centers. Because of generous donors like you, Aquarius Aquarium Institute has been working to address this by providing high quality, standards-based educational programs in our Valley schools from Pre-K through high school.

Our programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Teaching Tidepools

Our program uses standards-based curriculum and features a mobile "tide pool" that travels to San Joaquin Valley classrooms so that students may experience living marine life.

Population(s) Served

Classroom interactive program focusing on the water cycle and how our rivers are connected to the ocean. Program includes living California tide pool animals for the students see and touch.

Population(s) Served

Where we work

Our Sustainable Development Goals

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Goals & Strategy

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Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

With your gift, Aquarius Aquarium institute is making a positive impact today in the lives of the students we touch. We are aiming to build our capacity to reach to more and more schools as we work to build the nonprofit educational Fresno Aquarium on our 10-acre property at the northern entrance to Fresno County, adjacent to Highway 99 overlooking the San Joaquin River.

Our strategy is simple. We are leveraging the generosity of people just like you to build our organization DEBT-FREE organically. As donations build, we build. We are committed to giving our donors the absolute best bang for their buck. We are not a governmental entity and this gives us to ability to expand without excessive red tape and exorbitant costs.

Aquarius Aquarium Institute was founded by professional aquarists Tom and Aletha Lang of Fresno. They bring expertise to the programs and the Fresno Aquarium project with over 40 years of experience in animal care and habitat knowledge.

Because of donors like you, Aquarius Aquarium Institute has been able to expand our educational outreach programs over the years to include Ocean Camps for after school programs, a Middle School "Fish Club." We also continue to make progress on the Fresno Aquarium project by building necessary infrastructure on our property as generous donations come in. Of course, the speed of such progress is totally dependent on how fast donations come in and that's why we hope you will consider a donation to our organization today.

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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AQUARIUS AQUARIUM INSTITUTE

Board of directors
as of 4/19/2020
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Aletha Lang

Aquarius Aquarium, Inc.

Raye Grant

Aletha Lang

Patricia Birkle

Marc Johnson

Thomas Lang

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? No
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? No
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? No
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? No
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No