We love the South Carolina Aquarium and are glad we were able to support them during the recent Sea Life by Starlight event. We donated the Folbot Experience for two and a couple of shirts as a package for their silent auction. The whole event raised over $70,000 and we are looking forward to taking new friends on the water in some Folbots.
Besides providing an amazing aquarium experience, the South Carolina Aquarium provides free educational programs to school children, sponsors numerous conservation programs and provides volunteers and service hours galore. Since opening in 2000, over 6 million guests have visited the aquarium; more than 100,000 school children have participated in their programs; 43,000 hours of service are provided by nearly 350 volunteers annually; and 100 rehabilitated sea turtles have been returned to the sea. Visiting the Sea Turtle Hospital is an incredible view of these beautiful and vulnerable animals.
We invite you to learn more about what the aquarium is doing by following their blog and for you to get involved in protecting and maintaining your local waters. Please tell us what you are doing to provide great paddling now and in the future, and let us know how we can help.