Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Long Beach Marine Institute

We at Taste of Brews have announced our charitable partner for the event so I present you with all the goodies from the press release.

Taste of Brews designates Long Beach Marine Institute as our official charitable partner for our inaugural event on Saturday, August 20, 2011, in Long Beach, Calif.  

“Taste of Brews is excited to be working alongside the Long Beach Marine Institute and helping to create awareness for their fine organization,” said Jennifer Hernandez, event director.  “The institute has long-standing relationships with a number of schools, colleges and community organizations in the Southwest U.S., plus their staff is experienced and dedicated.  Our spectacular oceanfront location at Lighthouse Park dovetails nicely with their marine-focused mission.”

The Long Beach Marine Institute was founded to prepare children for an exciting and challenging future.  Unlike zoos, or aquariums, the Marine Institute takes students to the source through hands-on exploratory excursions aboard its 118’ vessel Challenger in addition to camp programs in Long Beach and on Catalina Island.  The Marine Institute is a tax exempt charitable organization under section 501(c)(3) of IRS code.  More information is available at www.longbeachmarine.org.

“At the core of our education programs is the goal to inspire an appreciation for highly successful marine ecosystems,” said Karen Shackelford, Managing Director of the institute.  “We believe that if people are aware of the unimaginable life that exists in our oceans, they will be more inclined to protect and preserve what we have.” 

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