Shedd to increase efforts at Great
Posted on kwqc.com on June 8, 2005
CHICAGO Chicago's Shedd Aquarium announced today it will
intensify its efforts to draw attention to the value and
vulnerability of the Great Lakes ecosystem.
Shedd officials say the aquarium will partner with Biodiversity
Project to launch an awareness campaign in Chicago called
"Great Lakes Forever."
Aquarium president Ted Beattie says Shedd's exhibits,
public programs and special events will increasingly focus
on Lake Michigan and the other Great Lakes. He says the
intent is to get people thinking and talking about the
five bodies of water that provides water, recreation and
food to 37 (m) million people.
Beattie says the aquarium plans to install a invasive
species exhibit later this year to educate visitors about
the damage to the Great Lakes invasive species cause,
including the depletion and extinction of native fish.