In a year where nothing has been normal, the quickly approaching holiday season brings with it the familiar feeling of cheer, togetherness and generosity. The South Carolina Aquarium aims to be every shopper’s one-stop shop as they peruse for the perfect item to spread meaningful merriment to their friends and family. With the launch of the Aquarium’s 2020 holiday gift guide comes a number of options for gifts that give back!
New to this year’s holiday gifts are T-shirt and mask options featuring a limited-edition design that represents the Aquarium’s role in saving sea turtles in Charleston and beyond. The t-shirt and mask launch supports the efforts of Our World Without, the rescue campaign launched back in September to save the heart and soul of the Aquarium: Education programming and the Sea Turtle Care Center™.
“The shirt depicts a sea turtle and bridge, but it stands for so much more,” remarked Aquarium president and CEO Kevin Mills. “It embodies our pride in the Charleston community and our appreciation for the contributions we’ve received as we recover from financial hardships caused by COVID-19. Purchasing this shirt or mask acknowledges the life-saving efforts our team performs to save threatened and endangered sea turtles, and we’re extremely grateful for everyone's support."
In addition to the shirts and masks, the Aquarium holiday gift guide has a number of options that make it easy to find the perfect gift. The gift of an Aquarium membership is one that keeps giving all year-round with a number of exclusive benefits, including invitations to members-only events throughout the year. With unlimited admission to the Aquarium, it is easy to find the value in membership as it pays for itself in just two visits.
For the sea-turtle enthusiast in your life, Sea Turtle Guardian may be the perfect gift. This community of passionate advocates for sea turtle conservation are given access to exclusive Sea Turtle Care Center content and special invitations all year long. Plus, the purchase of every guardianship directly supports critical hospital operations and the care of sick and injured sea turtles.
The gift guide includes additional tangible items and creative ways to directly support the South Carolina Aquarium and its mission. There's something for everyone on your list, from private virtual programming and symbolic sea turtle adoptions to canvas totes and an exclusive beer collaboration.
The Aquarium’s Gifts that Give back page is accessible now through December 24, 2020, though orders should be placed sooner to ensure timely delivery. Each purchase helps the South Carolina Aquarium continue its mission of educating the conservationists of tomorrow and caring for the sea turtles who need them most today.