Monday, October 8, 2018
The transformation of Aquarium of the Bay at PIER 39 has been under planning and design for over a year led by Bay.org President and CEO, George Jacob, known for stellar museum projects around the world. With musical tributes and speeches by Board Chair Ben Bleiman, Advisor Dr. Paul Auerbach and past Chair Steve Machtinger, the audience was visibly moved by the vision drawn from the Ohlone shell mounds, ocean geometry and iridescent scales on the biomimetic architectural facade coupled with immersive content delivery platform.
Veteran TV personality Doug McConnell was the master of ceremonies that featured musical talent and tribute to the environment by Aliza Hava and dreaming the impossible by America's Got Talent's Lawrence Beamen in addition to Freddy Clark and the Wobbly World.
Established 37 years ago as the Bay Institute, Bay.Org/Bay Ecotarium and its six branches are united under one mission to enable conversations on climate resilience and ocean conservation globally, while inspiring actionable change locally by protection and preservation of the San Francisco Bay and its ecosystems, from Sierra to the Sea™. Visit www.Bayecotarium.org.