Impact Report

2017 IMPACT REPORT

ENGAGING 1.3 MILLION GUESTS ANNUALLY

One of the top three aquariums in the nation

IN 2017, WE

Grass

Planted 15,952 grasses, shrubs, trees, perennials and freshwater wetland plants.

Bottle

Removed 108,011 plastic bottles, straws and other pieces of trash from critical habitats.

People

Empowered 20 million people nationwide to shift away from single-use plastic through the Aquarium Conservation Partnership's "In Our Hands" campaign.

Crab

Engaged 106,495 students in education programs.

Seal

Celebrated the release of 200 rehabilitated animals since 1991; released our 100th Kemp's ridley sea turtle back to its ocean home.

Capitol Building

Hosted ocean acidification and plastic pollution education events for 70 staffers representing 16 senators within the U.S. Senate Oceans Caucus, a bipartisan group that raises awareness around coastal and marine issues.

Maryland

Welcomed 103,003 guests for free or at reduced admission through community access programs.

Leaf

Mobilized 1,920 volunteers at the Aquarium and in conservation and cleanup projects.

You Make It Possible

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