Ørsted and Eversource to provide $1.25 million to Mystic Aquarium programs
Joint-venture partners Ørsted and Eversource on Tuesday announced a $1.25 million grant to Mystic Aquarium to support internships, youth programs, animal rescue work and a new ocean wind energy exhibit.
Educational programs launching this summer at the aquarium with support from Ørsted and Eversource include the Youth Works Program and the Women in Science Program. Mystic Aquarium will offer paid internships to students in New London, giving them the chance to work side by side with staff on everything from finance, to marketing, to zoological operations.
The Women in Science series will feature events and workshops throughout the month of August, highlighting women in various scientific fields as they participate in webinars and panel discussions. In addition, the program also will provide internship opportunities for undergraduate women to explore careers in veterinary science and marine research.
Ørsted and Eversource’s offshore wind farm Revolution Wind is set to become the official sponsor of Mystic’s Animal Rescue Program. The grant additionally will help build a new exhibit at the aquarium focused on ocean wind energy. Scheduled to arrive in the spring of 2022, “Wind, Water, Wave” will feature interactive equipment and infographic displays that celebrate achievements in marine engineering and highlight the impact of the Revolution Wind project.
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