The Florida Aquarium Unveils Newly Completed Mosaic Center at “Bow Tie”-cutting Celebration
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The Florida Aquarium Unveils Newly Completed Mosaic Center at “Bow Tie”-cutting Celebration

May 23, 2017   |   ShareThis

Mosaic recently celebrated the much-anticipated grand opening of the new Mosaic Center at The Florida Aquarium in downtown Tampa. It’s the latest on a growing list of accomplishments that – over the course of our 20-year partnership – has opened the door for thousands of children in Central Florida to visit on school field trips, and provided hundreds of thousands of gallons of essential salt water by barge to the facility.

In 2011, the relationship was further expanded when Mosaic announced its support of the Aquarium’s Rising Tides capital campaign. We pledged $2.5 million – the single largest gift ever received by the Aquarium – to create a state-of-the-art, “open-air” event and conference facility designed to bring new possibilities to the Aquarium, Tampa’s downtown district and other area businesses.

“How we partner with the Aquarium isn’t nearly as important as why we do it,” said Mark Kaplan, Mosaic Vice President, Phosphates Services. “We are proud to work alongside the Florida Aquarium because they maintain a laser focus on educating our youth and community at large on conservation and restoration of our environment – values that parallel ours.”

The “bow tie”-cutting celebration not only marked the official opening of the facility, but also served as recognition of the leadership provided by the Aquarium’s late President and CEO, Thom Stork, as well as his love for the signature accessory he was well known for wearing.

Watch a video to learn more about the new Mosaic Center and Mosaic’s partnership with The Florida Aquarium.

At far left, Mark Kaplan, Mosaic VP, Phosphates Services, joined (L-R) Scott Rose, Florida Aquarium Chief Operating Officer, Donna Stork, wife of Thom Stork, Bob Buckhorn, City of Tampa Mayor, Mark Watson, Chairman, The Florida Aquarium Board, and Roger Germann, CEO, The Florida Aquarium, to help cut the “bow tie”—celebrating the official opening of Mosaic Center at The Florida Aquarium.