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ANGARI Foundation Provides Research Vessel, Supports Marine Science Outreach

A new private operating foundation has launched in West Palm Beach, FL with a mission to actively support marine science research and to strengthen bonds between the scientific community and the public through innovative educational programs and hands-on experiences.

ANGARI Foundation’s programs center around its 65-foot Grand Alaskan research vessel R/V ANGARI, which has been refitted and equipped specifically for use in marine science research and education. Its founders, the Rosenberg family, have a proven history of supporting marine science, and their combined experiences in marine science research, yachting, film and business led them to begin this new venture.

“Our goal is to offer a very capable and comfortable research vessel to marine scientists at affordable rates, and to then share the activities and findings of these expeditions with students, teachers and the local community. We want to increase communication between scientists and the public," said Angela Rosenberg, ANGARI Foundation President.

While supporting marine science research is a primary goal of the Foundation, its educational initiatives are equally as important. ANGARI Foundation Vice President of Production Kari Rosenberg is leading the nonprofit’s film components, including work on several virtual reality episodes, which will provide students with first-hand field experiences at sea without leaving the classroom. Working with Florida teachers, the Foundation is developing standards-aligned lessons to unite the classroom with scientific methods in the field, real world marine science research projects and the ocean environment. All lessons and VR experiences are made available to educators at no cost. The Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization. For more information, click here.

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