For information about funding needs for the new Discovery Center, contact Peter Clark or call 727-867-8166, x226.

We are excited to announce our naming sponsor for the building, the Milkey Family Foundation. The official name will be Tampa Bay Watch Discovery Center presented by the Milkey Family Foundation, which will honor the $1 million donors, Kevin and Jeanne Milkey.

As shared during the Dedication & Appreciation Day on April 2, 2019, Mr. Milkey states, "We really support their mission of protecting and restoring Tampa Bay waterways and the education programs that Tampa Bay Watch provides. Jeanne and I are passionate about protecting the environment. I think that the way we need to do that—and Tampa Bay Watch is doing that—is through education."

To read more about that special day, click here.

We're proud to announce the new

Tampa Bay Watch Discovery Center presented by the Milkey Family Foundation

 

Tampa Bay Watch will be opening a second education center and exhibition hall at the new St. Pete Pier, where our citizen science programs will expand public involvement in scientific discovery.

 

The Tampa Bay Watch Discovery Center will enhance our education and outreach missions. The 3,000 square-foot facility will open with a soaring exhibition hall that will bring our ecosystem up close and personal to visitors from around the corner—and around the world! The focal point of the exhibit hall is a centerpiece aquarium that showcases many of the species found in our local waters. Touch tanks, interactive displays, video presentations, and docent-led tours will combine for an unforgettable experience and a newfound respect for our local environment. The public exhibition hall will double as a venue for special events,

corporate events, weddings, or other public/private meetings.

 

The discovery center will offer school field trips inviting students of all ages to explore flora and fauna while learning valuable practices that can help preserve our environment. Eco-tours will focus on Tampa Bay history and species population studies with activities like fisheries trawls and bird species identification.

 

Tampa Bay Watch is currently offering exclusive sponsorship naming opportunities at the Discovery Center to include exhibition hall, classroom, media wall, exhibits, and more.  To learn more, please contact Peter Clark at pclark@TampaBayWatch.org or 727-867-8166, x226.

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