Saturday, October 19, 2013 8p.m. to Midnight
At the Commotion in the Ocean annual fund raising event, guests can dance the night away to the sounds of the band Carbon Jam, shop the silent auction mall of travel packages and exquisite merchandise, participate in an exciting short live auction, partake of abundant food and beverages, and enjoy the Aquarium exhibits in a festive atmosphere.
The event is organized by the Aquarium Connection, a group of Hampton Roads' young professionals who raise money for the Virginia Aquarium Foundation. The proceeds from this year's Commotion in the Ocean will be used to purchase new outreach vehicles. The Virginia Aquarium Foundation offers many offsite programs to schools throughout the area. Due to decreased school funding for field trips outreach programming has become more important than ever. It gives students hands on learning opportunities that are directly tied in with the Virginia Standards of Learning curriculum. The current fleet of outreach vehicles is aging out of its useful life, and without replacements we cannot continue to offer these kinds of programs. These vehicles allow us to continue to offer rich experiences focusing on the marine environment.
Commotion in the Ocean tickets cost $100 per person, and includes admission, food, beer and wine. Valet parking is provided.
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