At the Aquarium
Girl Power at the Aquarium
Supporting Women and Girls in Science
The New England Aquarium is an institution that knows girl power! We’re proud to highlight that power today, the International Day of Women and Girls in Science, a global initiative that aims to achieve gender equality through full and equal access to science for women and girls.
“Aquariums do more than just educate. We conserve, we inspire, and we empower,” said New England Aquarium President and CEO Vikki Spruill. “From the girls visiting the Aquarium on school trips to the dedicated scientists spending long days in the field to CEOs like me, we know women are a vital part of protecting our blue planet.”
The ocean belongs to everyone, men and women, boys and girls, and at the New England Aquarium, we are working hard to create an inclusive environment for visitors, volunteers, and employees alike. In a world where less than 30 percent of science jobs are filled by women, we’re proud that two-thirds of New England Aquarium employees are female!
See our staff and scientists on the job!
Some other cool stats:
- More than half of the staff at the Aquarium’s Anderson Cabot Center for Ocean Life is female.
- 72 percent of Aquarium volunteers are women!
- Women scuba dive in every department here at the New England Aquarium, as both staff and volunteers, to help care for our animals.
- Since it was founded, the Marine Conservation Action Fund has supported 53 conservation projects led or co-led by women around the world.
Hear straight from our female staff!
What Goes In, Must Come Out
While many people feel a bit weird talking about this topic, poop is indeed a fact of animal life and good for the aquatic environment.Read More
A Penguin Supercolony
A previously unknown “supercolony” of 1.5 million Adélie penguins was discovered in 2018 on the Danger Islands, a cluster of islands off the tip of Antarctica.Read More
The Secrets of Seal Scat
Scientists in the Anderson Cabot Center for Ocean Life are using fecal samples to study the endocrinology of the northern fur seals living at the New Balance Foundation Marine Mammal Center.Read More
Woman-led science in the news!
Can Feces Save A Species? Boston Has The World’s Largest Collection Of Right Whale Poop | WBUR
The Seal Whisperers and the Seals Who Love Them | Great Big Story
Waiting to Exhale | Cape Cod Times
The Plight of the Right Whale | Smithsonian Magazine
Sea turtles wash ashore on Cape Cod; experts blame cold | Boston Globe
Baby Penguins At New England Aquarium Make Weigh-In Appearance | CBS Boston