The St. Louis Aquarium Foundation is fortunate to have worked with a number of organizations and individuals to begin our journey of water conservation and stewardship. We thank the following people and organizations for their help designing and creating content for the Conservation & Education Center exhibits and for their partnership with us in local water stewardship initiatives!
We are a proud Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch Conservation Partner – learn more about how you can make ocean-friendly seafood choices by downloading the free Seafood Watch app here!
The Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District has been a valuable conservation & education partner. They shared many eco-tips with us which you can find on our Get Involved! action kiosks in the Conservation & Education Center, or here. Check out their tips and learn how you can help protect our waterways!
The Ocean Project focuses on advancing conservation in collaboration with aquariums, zoos, museums, youth, and many other partners. In addition, they host World Oceans Day, a day for people around our blue planet to celebrate and honor the ocean while bringing attention to the need to protect our oceans. The St. Louis Aquarium Foundation is proud to be a partner of The Ocean Project and a sponsor of World Oceans Day on June 8th. Visit our Events page to view more information about our annual World Oceans Day activity!
earthday365’s mission is to empower individuals and organizations to create and celebrate a greener St. Louis – every day. They also host the annual St. Louis Earth Day Festival (currently rescheduled for Oct. 18, 2020 in Tower Grove Park). The St. Louis Aquarium Foundation has participated in the St. Louis Earth Day Festival since 2019.
We partnered with the St. Louis Cardinals to collect the plastic bottles used in our plastic bottle sculpture in the Conservation & Education Center. The Cardinals value environmental stewardship, as evident in their own sustainability programs.
Thank you to the Missouri Botanical Garden and their Shaw Nature Reserve for helping us to design our Rain Garden, as well as for providing guidance on the best native plants to use in the Rain Garden, River Park, and other outdoor spaces. Learn more about rainscaping and creating your own rain garden here!
The St. Louis Aquarium Foundation Stream Team is a member of the River des Peres Watershed Coalition who strives to improve, protect, and maintain the River des Peres, its tributaries, and its watershed as a vital natural and cultural resource in the St. Louis metropolitan area. Together we made a Tik-Tok about monitoring the biology of a local stream! See what all the fun is about here!
Reach out to your local watershed organization or visit the MO Stream Team website to learn more about Water Quality Monitoring events and what YOU can do to make a positive difference to our environment!
We are a proud partner of Stream Teams United, who has a vision of uniting MO Stream Teams for Healthy Waters and Watersheds through education, advocacy, and stewardship efforts across the state! Stream Teams United is the sponsor site for our AmeriCorps project entitled “Waves for Successful Lives and Clean Communities” with the goal of expanding water education programs to benefit low-income youth and their communities!
Great Rivers Greenway is committed to making the St. Louis Region a more vibrant place to live, work, and play by developing a regional network of greenways. The Aquarium Foundation is excited to host a three-part cleanup series along the Mississippi Greenway to show our commitment to water stewardship and supporting our downtown neighbors! Join us in the Revamp the Riverfront cleanups to help prevent plastic pollution from entering the Mighty Mississippi and eventually, our oceans!
We are partnering with the Center For Water Innovation and EnvESA (Environmental Engineering Students Association) at Washington University in St. Louis to co-facilitate a hands-on water education program for 5th grade students in the School District of University City. Following an in-classroom water treatment experiment led by WashU graduate students, 5th graders enjoy an Aquarium field trip, where students learn about human impact on the Mississippi River and witness the importance of water quality to aquatic ecosystems, first-hand! Through this interdisciplinary partnership, 5th grade students are challenged to hypothesize a solution to the human impact on water resources and the environment, and participate in STEM-based, educational programing that meets the Missouri Learning Standards and Next Generation Science Standards.