It’s common knowledge that books open doors, but we’re taking that expression to a whole other level. In partnership with the Enoch Pratt Free Library, our new Read to Reef program gives any local child up to fifth grade the chance to earn four tickets to the Aquarium!
The Read to Reef Book Club offers four different bookmarks for four distinct age levels: under age 5, kindergarten to first grade, second to third grade and fourth to fifth grade. Each bookmark contains a checklist of 10 age-appropriate books themed around the aquatic world and conservation—but kids aren’t limited to just those! They can also choose their five books based on recommendations from the children’s librarian at any Pratt Library branch.
This exciting new program is just one of many that celebrates our community. It’s our way of celebrating our local roots and giving back to the community that has given us so much. Plus, by connecting our city youth’s love of reading to the aquatic world, we hope to drive awareness of our blue planet and the critical responsibility each of us has to protect it!
We have the opportunity to raise an environmentally conscious generation that will respect and preserve the ocean that gives us life. Knowledge is a critical tool to in achieving that goal—and what better place to find it than in a book?
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