Shedd Gets Federal Money for Ocean Programs

Saturday, Oct 10, 2009  |  Updated 9:30 AM CDT
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Shedd Gets Federal Money for Ocean Programs

Shedd Aquarium

Shedd recently invited TV viewers to send SMS texts to win tickets to its new Fantasea exhibit.

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Because there's no better place to learn about the ocean than in the nation's heartland, over $1 million of your money is being given to Chicago's Shedd Aquarium.

Sen. Dick Durbin announced the federal grant, which was part of 11 grants nationwide totaling $9 million, on Friday.

The money is to create programs to teach people about the ocean so they take better care of the environment.

Durbin's office said the grant goes to the nonprofit society that runs the aquarium. One of the aquarium's exhibits is an oceanarium.

The grant is from the Department of Commerce's National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

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