Saturday, April 28, 2012

Dr. Block receives Ocean Stewardship Award at South Carolina Aquarium Annual Gala

 April 28, 2012

Every spring, the South Carolina Aquarium and the conservation-focused residents of South Carolina gather together to demonstrate their commitment to preserving and protecting the beauty of the natural world.  This year's celebration honored the Aquarium’s mission and celebrates the opening of the Aquarium's largest changing exhibit. 

The night – ‘An Evening in Madagascar‘ – was remarkable, attended by over 450 conservation minded Carolinians! The event was organized to leave guests feeling they have traveled to the island and back in a night. Showcasing how maintaining biodiversity here, and in places like Madagascar, remains a core conservation effort for the South Carolina Aquarium, the evening included cocktails, seated dinner, presentation of the Environmental Stewardship Award, theatrical performances and a 9:00 p.m. ‘After Affair’ inside the Aquarium.

Every year the Aquarium gives an Ocean Stewardship award.  The Aquarium presented the Ocean Stewardship Award to Sylvia Earle during 2011 and to Vice President Gore in 2010.  This year the Aquarium recognized TAG’s very own Dr. Barbara Block for her achievements in ocean conservation through her work for Tag-A-Giant, the Tuna Research and Conservation Center, the Tagging of Pacific Predators program, and Stanford University.

Dr. Block was introduced to this great conservation crowd by TAG Board member, Mr. John Hill (pictured below with his wife, Marilynn, and Dr. Barbara Block.  John is a long-time supporter of TAG’s bluefin research efforts, and a passionate champion for bluefin conservation.  It was a wonderful evening and a great honor for Dr. Barbara Block and TAG to be recognized Environmental Stewardship Award.

Dr. Barbara Block (left) with John and Marilynn Hill at the South Carolina Aquarium 2012 Annual Gala - 'An Evening in Madagascar'.

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