December 14, 2018

Virginia Aquarium foundation receives $1 million grant


The Virginia Aquarium Marine Science Center Foundation recently received a $1 million grant, according to a news release.

The grant came from the Hampton Roads Community Foundation’s Batten Educational Achievement Fund.

Frank Batten was former chairman of Landmark Communications, predecessor to Landmark Media Enterprises, which publishes The Virginian-Pilot.

The endowment will allow staff members to further their knowledge, and college students to intern at the aquarium.

The foundation is a nonprofit organization that advocates for marine education through research.