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#ToadallySmitten Twitter Contest

Looking for an amazing, unique place to celebrate Valentine’s Day with your special someone? Today, the National Aquarium is giving its Twitter followers the chance to win a pair of tickets to our romantic Valentine’s Day Date Night by participating in a special #ToadallySmitten Twitter Contest!

From 9am EST through 3:30pm EST today, Wednesday, February 8, post a tweet telling us what you love. A random entry will win two tickets to our Valentine’s Day Date Night on February 14th!

Here are the instructions:
1) Follow the National Aquarium on Twitter at @NatlAquarium
2) Tweet us about something you love (can be text or multimedia) to @NatlAquarium and include the hashtag #ToadallySmitten

Contest closes at 3:30pm EST on Wednesday, Feburary 8, 2012. A winner will be announced at 4:30pm EST on Wednesday, Feburary 8, 2012. Entrants must be 21 or older to win.

So what are you waiting for?! Show some love and win two tickets to celebrate with style this year!

Click here to find out more about our Valentine’s Day Date Night!

#FishFriday Halloween Contest

Who can create the best fish-o’-lantern?

This Halloween weekend, the National Aquarium is giving its followers a chance to win a family four-pack of general admission tickets to the Aquarium by participating in a special Halloween challenge!

Starting today, submit your aquatic-themed jack-o’-lantern through Twitter or Facebook. This can be a photo of an actual pumpkin you carved, or your own creative drawing of a marine-themed jack-o’-lantern! Our favorite entry will win the four-pack of tickets.Pumpkin

To get you started, you can download this fun stencil that could be the inspiration for your jack-o’-lantern. 

 

Here are the instructions:

1) Create an aquatic-themed jack-o’-lantern in any manner that you choose (be as creative as you wish, but our judges are hoping for real carved pumpkins!)

2) Take a picture or scan your jack-o’-lantern drawing and post it online.

3) Tweet us the link @NatlAquarium and include the tag #FishFriday OR upload the photo to our Facebook wall.

Contest closes at midnight on October 31. A winner will be announced on Monday, November 1.

So what are you waiting for? Dive in and start carving, and best fishes for a fin-tastic Halloween!

How much does the Aquarium recycle?

Sunday, November 15 is America Recycles Day, the only nationally recognized day dedicated to encouraging Americans to recycle RecyclesFlag-blogand to buy recycled products. Celebrating its 12th year, it has grown to include millions of Americans pledging to increase their recycling habits at home and work and to buy products made with recycled materials.

Recycling is a standard practice at the National Aquarium. With 1.4 million visitors a year and a staff of nearly 300, there is plenty of waste to be recycled at the Aquarium. We are committed to recycling and each year our efforts grow! In honor of America Recycles Day, we are holding a special recycling themed contest.  For a chance to win an Eco-Aquarium prize pack, please read below:

How much does the Aquarium recycle?

Here are some of our recycling numbers from 2008:

  • 56 tons of plastic, glass, aluminum recylced through Waste Management.
  • 21,832 lbs of cardboard recycled through Waste Managment.
  • 200 lbs of techotrash through Green Disk. Together with Green Disk, the Aquarium recycles CDs, DVDs, floppy disks, cords, handheld devices and other pieces of technological garbage. For more information,
  • Hundreds of pounds our old computers, tvs, printers and other electronic devices were given to charities through CDM eCycling in Baltimore -Second life cycle program.

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Share your visit to the Aquarium with everyone!

“Picture It!” is the Aquarium’s monthly photo contest and gives you the opportunity to share your underwater adventure with us, and thousands of Aquarium visitors. Did you photograph a nurse shark silently swimming or a blue poison dart frog leaping through the rain forest? Maybe it’ll be a winner! Re-tell and relive your experiences to discover the Aquarium in a whole new way – by submitting your Aquarium–related digital photos into our contest.

Aquarium staff will select winning photos monthly to feature on the Aquarium’s award-winning web site. To see current winners, information, rules, and photo guidelines, visit aqua.org.

 


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