RANGER RICK

Ranger Rick's Backyard Safari

Ranger Rick’s Backyard Safari is bringing together kids, nature and fun. Come with a sense of adventure. Leave inspired to care for the wildlife in your own backyard!

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Watch our Penguin Cam

Penguins Rock Web Cam
The Penguins’ Rock cam is live, 24-7. So chill out for awhile and enjoy the waddling, diving, splashing and swimming at the Tennessee Aquarium.
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Cast-iron cookoff

Cast Iron Cook-off

Don’t miss the Cast-Iron Cookoff on Sunday, September 22nd – Some of Chattanooga’s top Chefs will face each other at the Chattanooga Market to prepare a sustainable seafood dish with locally-sourced ingredients. One of the Market’s most popular events, the Cast-Iron Cookoff offers crowds an opportunity to see how delicious it is to “Buy Local.”

cast iron serve and protect skilletYou may purchase your own limited edition skillet at the Tennessee Aquarium gift shop, both on-site and online for $25. They are also available at Whole Foods Grocery in Chattanooga. Thanks to a special partnership with Lodge, 75% of each sale directly supports the Aquarium’s conservation programs.

Why It Matters To You

Our ocean makes life on land possible, providing most of our oxygen, governing weather and climate and providing food. A healthy ocean needs a richly diverse web of life. Unfortunately, human appetite for a few species of fish has upset the balance of nature. Learn how to make wise seafood choices that will benefit our ocean.
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Take Action

We’re glad you’re passionate about helping improve the health of our oceans. Making wise seafood decisions is just the beginning. There are a number of ways you can act, and lead others, to protect life from our backyards to the saltwater world downstream.
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Culinary Partners

Many of Chattanooga’s finest restaurants and caterers are participating in the Aquarium’s “Serve & Protect” program. Local chefs offer sustainable choices at their establishments and catering companies offer sustainable options for special events. The Aquarium’s culinary partners are ready to help patrons discover delectable menu options that help support a healthy ocean.
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Seafood Recipes

Cook one of our savory seafood recipes specifically created for the Aquarium’s “Serve and Protect” program. New recipes are posted regularly so check back often.
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2012 Serve and Protect Photos

The Tennessee Aquarium welcomed old friends and new to a delightful evening with famed foodist Alton Brown, who inspired all of us to try new sustainable seafood options. The event netted more than $115,000 to support the Aquarium’s mission critical work in education, conservation and community impact.
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Special Gift Shop Items

Check out our gift shop items featuring cookbooks, a special seafood spice blend, a limited edition cast iron Serve & Protect skillet by Lodge Manufacturing and Serve & Protect coffee mugs.
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Our Progress Report

Learn how the Tennessee Aquarium continues advancing the sustainable seafood conversation in Chattanooga through ongoing Serve & Protect programs.
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