Monday, March 31, 2008

The Daily Eagle on the Aquarium's New Director

Friday's Brooklyn Daily Eagle had an article on Jon Dohlin, the new director of the New York Aquarium. It sounds like Dohlin has some pretty ambitious plans for the aquarium: "My hopes are for the aquarium to become the best guest destination in the Northeast. We have an incredible conservation message."

One particularly heartening thing about Dohlin's comments in the interview is that, despite the focus on increasing visitors to the aquarium, he seems committed to working on how the aquarium can benefit the surrounding communities, not just tourists. Specifically, programs are being put in place to reach out to the Russian, Hispanic, and Orthodox Jewish communities.

- post by Ben Nadler

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