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One Hope Boulevard

Galveston, TX 77554

Phone: 409-744-4673

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Volunteering

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Volunteer Crew

Moody Gardens relies on volunteers to support our staff and mission of providing an educational destination utilizing nature in the advancement of rehabilitation, conservation, recreation and research. Whether in education, horticulture, assisting keepers and aquarists or  other departments, volunteers make an impact every day to help provide a rich and enjoyable experience for all our visitors.

Adult Volunteer Program

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Volunteers

Thank you for your interest in becoming a volunteer at Moody Gardens!

ARE YOU UNDER 18?
Explore our SAVY Program

ARE YOU OVER 18?
Submit a General Volunteer Application
Submit a Dive Volunteer Application

*We accept new applications in the months of January and September.

Who Volunteers?

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Our Adult Volunteer Program is for all individuals aged 18 years and older. Applicants should be able to pass a background check, commit to a minimum of 8 hours per month for at least one full year and comfortably interact with guests as a representative of Moody Gardens. Additional volunteer positions become available with the accrual of 40 hours of volunteer service. Accrued hours do not guarantee acceptance into any position. Advanced volunteer positions, such as volunteering behind the scenes alongside our Rainforest keepers and Aquarists, are demanding, competitive and require an internal application process.

We do not accept individuals seeking court-appointed service hours and at this time, we cannot accept international applicants.

Volunteer Diver Program

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Interested in the Moody Gardens Volunteer Diver Program? Below are the requirements to be completed before helping our staff maintain exhibits and work with animals underwater. Before submitting your application, be sure to review these and ensure you are able to make these dates work with your schedule. Applicants must be able to fulfill each requirement in succession to progress through on-boarding and begin participation in regular volunteer diver shifts. Applicants unable to satisfy an individual requirement are still able to participate in the general volunteer program and will be encouraged to reapply to the volunteer diver program in the next application period. These will be covered in greater detail during interview for successful applicants.

  • Minimum of 10 logged dives - Logs will be assessed during interview process
  • AAUS Medical (Approximately $225) – Deadline March 31st (Please wait until after you have completed the Volunteer Orientation before completing this requirement. Specific Moody Gardens forms are needed)
  • Swim Test and Dive Assessment – April 18th or 19th (Try to be available on both days to permit scheduling flexibility)
  • 2 non-diving volunteer shifts completed behind the scenes with staff prior to a mandatory DAN First Aid for Dive Professionals Class
  • DAN First Aid for Dive Professionals Class – April 25th or May 9th

Why Should You Volunteer?

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Volunteers

Our volunteers are a diverse group of individuals that comprise a variety of professions, backgrounds, and ages. Each has a distinct passion to share our mission with our guests. In exchange for volunteers sharing their passion with us the Volunteer Program offers professional development opportunities, social events, member benefits, recognition of service, and opportunities to learn about and get an up close look at how Moody Gardens operates.

What Roles Are Available?

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Volunteers

As a public, non-profit educational destination utilizing nature in the advancement of rehabilitation, conservation, recreation and research, most of our volunteers initially focus on guest experience for a minimum of 40 hours and then based off of availability may apply to work behind the scenes alongside our staff keepers and aquarists. The exception to this is for those interested in the Volunteer Dive Program.

We also encourage skill specific applicants. If you have a passion for sharing a specific skill (e.g. marketing, events, arts, electrical, etc) please submit an application and contact us directly detailing your interest.

How To Become A Volunteer

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Volunteers
  • Submit a General Volunteer Application or a Dive Volunteer Application. (Applications will be accepted in January and September.)
  • You will be contacted by email to sign up for an interview where you will receive a better understanding of the program and the position(s) you are interested in working. 
  • We will run a Criminal History Background Check on all applicants as part of the interview process. Applicants must be cleared before being accepted.
  • If accepted into the program, you will be contacted with our available orientation dates.
  • At orientation, you will learn about Moody Gardens as well as receive training on our customer service, safety, and general policies. Confirm your chosen volunteer area and schedule any training sessions that might be necessary for your area.
  • Accept your volunteer name tag, volunteer shirt and official welcome!
  • Attend any required training sessions

If you have any further questions, please contact our Asstant Volunteer Coordinator, Thomas Heathman, at 409-683-4281 or email avolunteer@moodygardens.org

Teen Volunteer Program - SAVY

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Teen Volunteers

The Society for the Advancement of Volunteer Youth, SAVY, provides students 14 to 17 years of age with the opportunity to volunteer within their community while gaining experience in a variety of career fields. Through the SAVY program, participants have an experience that only Moody Gardens can offer.

For more information regarding the SAVY Program, please contact Volunteer Services at 409-683-4121 or send inquiries via email at savy2@moodygardens.org

SAVY Goals & Objectives Include:

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  • To expose participants to a variety of career fields, including biology, and education.
  • To help support Moody Gardens mission statement: Moody Gardens is a public, non-profit educational destination utilizing nature in the advancement of rehabilitation, conservation, recreation, and research.
  • To be an enriching program that will challenge participants mentally, physically, and socially, regardless of sex, color, or creed.
  • To provide an edu-taining environment for our visitors and guests.
  • To assist staff with various duties and responsibilities.
  • To help participants garner experience for future employment.

How To Apply for SAVY

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Teen Volunteers

Applicants must submit a completed Moody Gardens SAVY Volunteer application with at least two letters of recommendation from non-relatives and a copy of their most recent report card. Once the application is received in full, the applicant will be contacted to attend a required SAVY Open House and schedule a personal interview with Volunteer Services. Applications for the 2020 Summer Season will be due no later than March 20, 2020 at 5:00 p.m.

Contact savy2@moodygardens.org for more details.

Special Event Volunteers

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Volunteers

Special Event volunteer applications are accepted year-round. 

The following lists our special events that take place annually:

  • Mardi Gras Ball for Special People
  • Adaptive Water Sports Festival
  • Art in the Gardens
  • Festival of Lights
  • Many, Many More

Please contact the Volunteer Coordinator at volunteers@moodygardens.org or 409-683-4108 for current Special Event volunteer opportunities.

Corporate & Group Volunteers

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Volunteering boosts employee morale and promotes team building. Corporate and group volunteers assist with ground work, Festival of Lights and other special events/projects. The volunteer office can arrange a corporate volunteer day for your company, organization or student group.

Moody Gardens depends on volunteers for assistance in many areas of the property. Our Corporate and Group Volunteer Program offers groups of volunteers the opportunity to participate in the hands-on work of keeping our property looking great. Volunteers may assist staff with a variety of different types of designated projects designed to be enjoyable and fulfilling; giving you and your employees or group a sense of ownership in Moody Gardens.

CORPORATE VOLUNTEER PROGRAM

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Corporations play a special role by bringing groups of employee volunteers together, often for specific projects on either an ongoing, seasonal, or one-time basis. These projects not only provide an invaluable service to Moody Gardens® , but also afford an outstanding opportunity for employees to spend quality time together outside the workplace. If your company would like to become more involved at Moody Gardens® , we can modify a program of activities that is just right for you and your employees. There are a number of possibilities, but the sample programs which follow offer some ideas to get you going. Volunteering boosts employee morale and promotes team building. Corporate volunteers assist with property upkeep, Festival of Lights and other events. Volunteer Services and can arrange a corporate volunteer day for your company or an ongoing corporate volunteer project.

Hold a Corporate Volunteer Day

Bring staff together for a one-time beautification day complete with special thanks on all ticketing marquees. Enjoy a fun day of teamwork and camaraderie in an island setting.

Link Your Corporate Donations to Your Community Service

If you are interested in making a corporate donation to Moody Gardens® , you may want to consider linking your funds to your employee’s volunteer service donating a specific amount for every hour volunteered.

Join the Moody Gardens® Crew!

You can encourage your employees - both current and retired - to join the year round Moody Gardens® Volunteer Program. These volunteers undergo training and commit to serve a specific number of hours each month in a variety of capacities, according to their interests and abilities. The program welcomes volunteers18 and older to join this dedicated group. We would be happy to provide you with more information to distribute to your employees. For more information, please email volunteers@moodygardens.org or call 409-683-4108.

Frequently asked questions for Group and Corporate Volunteers

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What type of projects are available at Moody Gardens® ?

We have a variety of projects available throughout the year:

  • Garden and grounds maintenance such as mulching, planting and/or weeding
  • Painting
  • Exhibit Upkeep
  • Event preparation
  • Cleaning attractions, such as cleaning the lazy river, playground structures and surfaces
  • Paint and change bulbs for Festival of Lights
  • Special events, such as Ghostly Gardens, Easter in the Gardens and Festival of Lights

Please Note: Due to animal husbandry guidelines and safety issues, there is no animal contact or inside-exhibit work with the animals at Moody Gardens®

Our group/organization would like to donate money as part of our project. What opportunities does this create?

We welcome your support! Projects with an accompanying donation are created based on greatest need. Please make sure to let us know in advance if you are interested in this kind of project.

When are projects scheduled?

Groups may volunteer year round, weather permitting. Moody Gardens® greatest need for volunteers is between September and May.

How far in advance should we schedule our project?

The sooner the better! We confirm projects in the order requests are received. All projects should be scheduled at least one month in advance. Please complete and return a Group Volunteer Application.

Am I guaranteed a project if I e-mail Moody Gardens® ?

Moody Gardens® cannot guarantee volunteer placement. Moody Gardens® will, however, make every effort to match volunteer applicants to volunteer opportunities based on the needs of Moody Gardens® and the interests and abilities of the volunteer. Giving us a range of dates months in advance will help us schedule a project for your group.

How long will the project last?

Most projects are designed to last for four to eight hours and may be shorter depending on the size of the group and how quickly work is completed. We typically schedule projects from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. to work during cooler hours. Special event hours will depend on timing of the event.

After our project is complete, may we visit the attractions?

Yes! You are welcome to visit to one of the following attractions: Aquarium, Rainforest, or Palm Beach after your project is complete or receive tickets to come back at a later date. Only those who complete the project are given free admittance. Anyone meeting you after the project must pay regular admission.

My group is volunteering at the Moody Gardens® . May we bring family members along?

Projects are designed for the age range of the group. Some projects are not suitable for volunteers under the age of 18 and age restrictions may apply. The minimum age for group and corporate volunteers is 16, we cannot make exceptions to this. For liability reasons, if children under the age of 16 accompany the group, an adult must stay with them and the child may not participate in the project. The adult and child/children will be required to pay regular admission.

What happens if it is raining on the day of my volunteer project?

Most volunteer projects are designed for all weather. If you would prefer not to work in the rain or cold, and the weather looks as though it will be such please let us know by 2 p.m. the day prior to your project. We will contact you by 2 p.m. the day prior as well if your project cannot be completed in the forecasted weather. Rescheduling will be based on future availability and is not guaranteed.

Is food provided?

We encourage you to bring beverage containers that can be refilled by water fountain. If you would like to have a meal on property, we have concessions and restaurants available. Let us know in advance what your needs are so we can be most helpful.

Do we need to bring anything with us?

Just your willingness and exuberance! We will provide needed supplies.

What should we wear?

Wear comfortable clothing for the weather and closed-toe shoes. Please make sure that any writing or artwork on your clothing is appropriate. Hats and sunglasses are recommended in the warmer months, as well as insect repellant and sunscreen. Any special requirements based on volunteer duty will be communicated.

Is there any paperwork we need to fill out?

We require a signed liability waiver on file for every volunteer. For children under the age of 18, we will need to have a parent or guardian sign the second page of the form. These forms will be provided when the project is scheduled and must be submitted either prior to or upon arrival the day of the project. You will not be allowed to volunteer without a signed release.

Where should we go the day of our project?

A Volunteer Services staff member will contact you with all the project specifics. For most projects, the Volunteer Coordinator will meet your group at a predetermined location.

What if we need proof that the project was completed?

Please bring any paperwork you need completed when you come for your project. Give paperwork to the Volunteer Coordinator who will meet your group. We will complete the paperwork and return it to you at the end of your project. If you need us to mail anything, please provide us with the name and contact information.

Still have questions? Please contact Volunteer Services at volunteers@moodygardens.org or 409-683-4108.

Program Details

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  • Groups may volunteer year round, weather permitting. Moody Gardens greatest need for volunteers is between September and May.
  • A minimum of 15 volunteers will be accepted on any given day. Groups will be taken on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • Time requirement is a minimum of 2, maximum of 4 hours.
  • Must be 14 years of age or older. Children may not accompany adults while volunteering.
  • Each participant must sign a waiver of liability.
  • Groups need to register in advance and may do so by contacting avolunteer@moodygardens.org or 409-683-4281.

Project types may include, but aren't limited to:

  • Garden and grounds maintenance such as mulching, planting and/or weeding
  • Painting
  • Exhibit upkeep
  • Event preparation
  • Cleaning attractions, such as cleaning the lazy river, playground structures and surfaces
  • Paint and change bulbs for Festival of Lights
  • Special events, such as Ghostly Gardens, Mardi Gras Ball for Special People, Easter in the Gardens, Adaptive Watersports Festival and Festival of Lights

Group & Corporate Daily Volunteer Benefits

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An opportunity to become a part of conservation and education in your community the chance to meet people and enjoy camaraderie with your group.

Recognition - A Special Thanks to your organization in the Volunteer Newsletter, Moody Gardens website and Moody Gardens Facebook page and a visit to one of the following attractions: Aquarium, Rainforest, or Palm Beach.

Internships

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Thank you for your interest in the Internship Program at Moody Gardens. We are proud to offer college students the unique opportunity to gain hands-on experience in the field of their choice. As part of the Moody Gardens mission, education is an important part of the experience. Internships provide an outstanding opportunity for students to learn and grow.

How To Apply

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Applicants are required to submit a Moody Gardens Internship Application packet, which consists of a completed application, resume, cover letter, two letters of reference from non-family members, and a current transcript. Moody Gardens life sciences internships are specifically built to receive college credit. We currently do not offer intership opportunities to those who are not seeking college credit. Applicants must also turn in a letter from the course professor containing the professor’s name, contact information and the name of the course towards which this internship will be given credit. After receiving your packet, you will be contacted by phone or email to schedule an interview with the manager of the appropriate department and the Volunteer Coordinator. This provides you with the opportunity to learn about internship duties, while giving us a chance to get to know you. Please see below for deadline dates.

Finally, if you are chosen as intern, you must successfully complete our internship orientation program. Orientation is conducted before each semester and typically lasts no longer than three hours. Attendance is mandatory and interns must attend the orientation before starting their first shift.

If you have any further questions about the program or application process, please do not hesitate to contact the Volunteer Coordinator at volunteers@moodygardens.org.

Deadlines

All applications must be received by 5PM on the day of the deadline.

Spring Internship
January-March
Applications accepted until December 1
Start by January 15

Summer Internship
June-August
Applications accepted until May 1
Start by June 1

Fall Internship
September-November
Applications accepted until August 1
Start by September 15

Please mail completed applications to:

Moody Gardens
Attn: Volunteer Services
One Hope Blvd.
Galveston, TX 77554
Phone: 409-683-4108
Fax: 409-683-4929
Email: AVolunteer@moodygardens.org

Hope Therapy

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Art in the Garden

Hope Therapy at Moody Gardens was inspired by the son of Foundation Trustee Robert L. Moody, who sustained a head injury in an automobile accident and who subsequently discovered the healing benefits of therapy utilizing animals and nature. Opening in January 1986, Hope Therapy became the cornerstone of Moody Gardens, an internationally recognized program that offered rehabilitative horseback-riding (Hippotherapy) to mentally and to physically disabled individuals.

Today's Hope Therapy offers Horticultural Therapy, through which individuals with disabilities can improve sensory awareness and motor abilities, regain confidence, and learn new skills to prepare for employment opportunities. The massive greenhouse and Rainforest Pyramid at Moody Gardens are tended in part by these special clients.

Vocational Training, or Supported Employment also is an important part of the program. This provides the opportunity for individuals with disabilities to develop the necessary skills to gain and maintain a job. Moody Gardens employs many of these individuals on a full and part-time basis. We will work with job coaches, as needed.

For individuals with special needs looking for employment, please contact our Human Resources Department at 409-683-4275.

Volunteers Needed: please email our Volunteer Coordinator or call 409-683-4108 to find out about volunteer opportunities.

Adaptive Water Sports Festival

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Hope Therapy Sports Fest

This event welcomes individuals with special needs to participate in aquatic sports, such as water skiing, sailing and kayaking, with special equipment and instructors. All activities, weather permitting, will be offered free of charge to the individual with special needs and immediate family members (limit of 4 guests) on a first come, first serve basis.

Pre-registration is required. Due to limited time, family members of participants will not be allowed to partake in water skiing offered through the event but can enjoy Palm Beach. Additional guests can participate by purchasing a regular admission to Palm Beach. The event schedule is subject to change due to weather conditions.

Date: August 28, 2021
Admission: Free for individuals with special needs and immediate family members

Contact hopetherapy@moodygardens.org or call 409-683-4108 for more information or to volunteer.

RSVP is REQUIRED - Registration open until August 16th.

Art in the Gardens

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Art in the Garden

This hands-on arts festival offers a non-competitive forum for children and youth with disabilities to celebrate and share creativity through participatory experiences, performances, and more. We also have educational art stations provided by local artists and art organizations. Spots are limited to the first 500 students, they must attend with a school/class. Pre-registration is required.

Date: September 22, 2021
Time: 10AM - 1PM
Admission: Free for children with special needs. Must attend with a school/class/group

Contact hopetherapy@moodygardens.org to RSVP starting August 31 - September 21, or call 409-683-4108 for more information or to volunteer.

Mardi Gras Ball for Special People

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Hope Therapy Mardi Gras Ball

Annually celebrated by thousands, this free event provides food, fun and entertainment for people with special needs as well as their immediate families. The event is staffed by volunteers. If you are interested in volunteering or attending, please contact volunteers@moodygardens.org.

*Please Note: Group home attendees must wear an ID with name and organization

When: 2021 Date TBD
Where: Moody Gardens Convention Center - Expos A & B

RSVP: Online registration will be available for this event by visiting moodymardigras2020.eventbrite.com or call us at 409-683-4281.

Volunteers Needed! 

The Mardi Gras Ball for Special People operates almost entirely on Volunteer help with an array of different tasks and fun activiites to choose from. If you, or a friend or family member, are looking for an exciting and fulfilling opportunity to volunteer your time, this is the event for you! Feel free to sign up through eventbrite.com or email hopetherapy@moodygardens.org

Contact hopetherapy@moodygardens.org or call 409-683-4108 for more information or to volunteer.

Growing Together at Moody Gardens

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Hope Therapy Growing Together

Growing Together at Moody Gardens is an educational program offered to individuals with early-stage Alzheimer's and one family member or caregiver. Moody Gardens provides a hands-on, interactive learning expereince using arts and crafts, exotic animal experiences, tours through sections of our exhbits and attractions, Moody Gardens staff presentations and much more!

By particiapating in Growing Together at Moody Gardens, caregivers and family members can use these programs as a fun and exciting topic to reflect back on and discuss in their spare time.

Mardi Gras is one of the most celebrated festivals in the South! Keep the spirit of Mardi Gras alive by delving into the rich history of this tradition, along with the meaning behind the colors, costumes, King’s cake, Krewes and much more! Create your own Mardi Gras mask in this fun and exciting program to take home to your family and friends.

(PLEASE LIMIT 1 GUEST/CAREGIVER PER ATTENDEE)

When: Postponed

Where: Macadamia Room located beside our Garden Restaurant inside of the Visitor’s Center (view Property Map)

Parking: Central Parking Lot (refer to Moody Gardens Property Map)

Price: Free!

Itinerary:
10:00AM - 10:15AM: Check In for the program inside of the Macadamia Room Located in the Visitors Center.
10:15AM - 11:00AM: Enjoy a presentation about the History and Traditions of Mardi Gras while enjoying festive treats!
11:00AM - 12:00PM: Make your own Mardi Gras Mask to wear and take home!

Registration is required to attend all Growing Together Programs. Please contact savy2@moodygardens.org or 409-683-4121 to register or if you would like more information.

Conservation

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Through the Moody Gardens Conservation Fund we are able to support a large number of local and global field conservation efforts. These range from efforts to protect our local sea turtles to saving African penguins across the globe. Each year we contribute funds, time and expertise to help protect and preserve animals and habitats. Our conservation fund is generated from our Penguin Encounters, Seal and Penguin Experience, penguin art and our newly developed Giant Otter Experience.  In 2014/2015 Moody Gardens contributed over $90,000 worth of conservation support.

Animal Rehabilitation

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Seal

Working with different organizations, Moody Gardens® has provided assistance whenever possible aiding in the recovery and release of sea turtles, fish and other marine animals as they return to the wild. In the Aquarium Pyramid®, guests will find rescued seals and more.

Species Survival Plans

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Sloth

As a member of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums, Moody Gardens® wants to help ensure the continued survival of selected wildlife species. One of the ways Moody Gardens® and other institutions help is by participating in Species Survival Plans or SSPs. This is a cooperative effort made by zoos and aquariums around the country to help maintain healthy captive populations of endangered species. Currently, Moody Gardens® is involved in a variety of SSP programs, including the Pink Pigeon, Ocelot, Scarlet Ibis, Fairy Bluebird, and Two-Toed Sloth.

Sustainable Seafood

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Lion Fish

Moody Gardens is an active partner of Seafood Watch, lending conservation efforts by engaging in and promoting the Seafood Watch program through recommendations of sustainable seafood and healthy ocean choices in the local community.

Coral Rescue Lab

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Coral Reef Lab

An international effort is underway to increase awareness and combat a disease that is rapidly killing the Florida Reef Tract, the third largest coral reef system in the world. Our Coral Rescue Lab at the Aquarium Pyramid will be used to protect coral as it focuses on species being impacted by this disease.

The Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA), selected Moody Gardens to participate in this vital project to help save corals native to the Florida Reef Tract as one of 60 institutions from 21 states and Canada.

Saving The Rainforest: Belize Botanic Gardens

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Belize Botanic

Moody Gardens® donated more than $7,500 to the Belize Botanic Gardens to launch two rainforest conservation projects. The organization’s mission of conservation and education aims to serve the Belizean community and provide a scientific resource for botanical and horticultural institutions worldwide.

S.A.F.E. | Saving Animals From Extinction

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For decades, AZA-accredited zoos and aquariums have been leaders in species survival, and are already working to restore more than 30 species to healthy wild populations, including the American bison, the California condor and a variety of aquatic species. Through SAFE, AZA-accredited zoos and aquariums will convene scientists and stakeholders globally to identify the factors threatening species, develop Conservation Action Plans, collect new resources and engage the public.

Lake Victoria Cichlid

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As an AZA accredited facility, Moody Gardens works in conjunction with other accredited zoos and aquariums to achieve conservation goals.  Moody Gardens has been a long term financial supporter of the Lake Victoria Species Survival Plan (LVSSP) program.  More importantly, Moody Gardens is a primary breeding facility working to propagate many species of these endangered fishes endemic to Lake Victoria in Africa. The AZA LVSSP works to ensure that there are sustainable captive populations while working on in-situ conservation, education and habitat assessment/restoration.

Penguin Conservation Projects

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Moody Gardens supports several penguin conservation projects around the world. Contributions to SANCCOB (South African Foundation for the Conservation of Coastal Birds), St. Louis Zoo Humbolt penguin project, ACOREMA in South America, Yellow Eyed Penguin Trust T, Global Penguin Society and others help researchers and educators protect penguin populations. Moody Gardens also sent staff to Punta San Juan in Peru to work with local biologists to census the Humbolt penguin population and monitoring the guano harvest to insure negligible impacts on those populations.

Assisting Government and State Agencies

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Diver

Scientific divers have participated in invasive mussel surveys with researchers from the United States Fish and Wildlife Service and have assisted with fish population and habitat surveys for NOAA field office in the Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary.

Moody Gardens has also assisted Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) with long-term monitoring programs known as “Rigs to Reefs” and “Ships to Reefs” over the past few years. As an American Academy of Underwater Science (AAUS) Organizational Member, we are able to support and partner with a multitude of academic, governmental and non-governmental research entities through diving reciprocity developed via on-site programs.