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Explore Our 2013 Annual Report—Now Online

May 19, 2014

What served 1.5 million visitors, described 90 new species, amazed 150,000 field-tripping school kids, welcomed 836 new aquarium residents born through captive breeding programs, and hosted 1,200 visiting scientists in some of the world’s largest research Collections? The California Academy of Sciences—in 2013 alone.

As remarkable as those numbers are, they’re also only the beginning of our 2013 story. Our just-released 2013 Annual Report invites you explore where we’re going, where we’ve been, and what impacts we’ve been able to have on people, places, and environmental issues around the world. Learn how our chief stewards see the future in their Welcome Letter, get a range of perspectives from members of the Academy’s extended family and partners, and see how we’re planning for the Academy’s future goals with a look at our Financials.

To quote John C. Atwater, Chairman of our Board of Trustees, and Executive Director Greg Farrington, “The mission of the Academy—to explore, explain, and sustain life—is more fascinating and urgent than ever. We’ve come a long way since moving into our reinvented Golden Gate Park home—a home built to deliver the message that sustaining life on Earth is everyone’s responsibility. In the years ahead, the Academy will take that message to an ever wider audience … through some of the most innovative and accessible science programming and outreach on the planet.”

To read the full report, click here.


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