Hello Sea Israel Supporters! We’re back with a Winter update:
Construction has been advancing at a rapid pace with most of the outer shells in place with the major buildings. Unfortunately, Jerusalem had an unseasonably high amount of rainfall at the start of the rainy season and we have experienced more flooding and drainage issues at the construction site in spite of the advance preparations made (including ground preparation, rock work, landscaping and additional reinforcement of the retaining walls).
In addition, a contractor has been selected for the installation of the life support system and work will begin on this important aspect in the near future.
The new Window on the Mediterranean educational website has received almost 1,000 visitors since it launched in September. The site provides a variety of educational content on the Mediterranean Sea for all ages including write-ups, videos, cartoons, and more. Click through on the link provided below to take a look and get started on learning more about the Mediterranean Sea and all of its extraordinary creatures!
In addition, a comprehensive education plan for the Sea Israel Aquarium has been compiled by our expert team of educators and marine biologists. Visitors to the future aquarium will learn about the importance of the world’s oceans, seas, lakes and rivers in a variety of interesting and fun ways.
We anticipate completing construction by the beginning of 2016. Some major challenges still lie ahead - such as tank design and theming; installation of the life support system; and system testing.
We are also in the midst of planning the exhibit educational material and mechanisms including signage and interactive experiences. Stay tuned for more on this later.
Please continue to spread the word about the Sea Israel Aquarium – Israel’s first aquarium and an essential educational tool to raise awareness of the challenges facing our aquatic habitats. We are looking forward to finalizing the project during the course of 2015 – the best is yet to come!
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