258 posts categorized "Adults"

September 13, 2013

Having fun while being safe in the Great Lakes

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Hands down, the Great Lakes offer some of the world’s best opportunities for water recreation, and there’s no shortage of fun to be had on these truly magnificent lakes.

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September 09, 2013

September Fish of the Month: U.S. Wild-Caught Striped Bass



September’s Fish of the Month is striped bass—one of the fishes on Shedd’s “best choice list” for sustainability. This recipe for striped bass with roasted tomatoes and olive tapenade will wow your guests and bring bright piquant flavors to your table!

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August 01, 2013

August Fish of the Month: Arctic Char

 

Our Right Bite team chose farmed arctic char as August’s Fish of the Month because it’s on Shedd’s “best choice list” for sustainability. The recipe for grilled arctic char with eggplant and tomato salad uses a medley of summer’s best vegetables while keeping it simple. We think you’ll like it!

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May 17, 2013

Endangered Species Have Their Day

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May 17 is Endangered Species Day. But we live among threatened and endangered plant and animal species every day. You might see them during a bird walk on the lakefront or on a hike through the Cook County forest preserves. You will see them swimming in Shedd’s exhibits and even growing in our gardens.

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April 08, 2013

April Fish of the Month: U.S. Pacific Cod


Choosing to eat sustainably can have a positive impact on the health of our oceans and lakes, which is why  Shedd’s Right Bite team highlights a sustainable seafood option every month. April’s Fish of the Month is U.S. Pacific cod.

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February 11, 2013

February Fish of the Month: U.S.-Farmed Mussels


Your seafood choices can have a big impact on the health of our oceans and lakes—so make sure they’re positive ones! Every month, Shedd’s Right Bite team highlights a sustainable seafood option that’s  good for you and good for our planet. The Fish of the Month for February is farmed mussels.

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Happy Birthday to Shedd on Founders Day

Portrait_blogEighty-nine years ago today, 12 civic movers and shakers met in the office of Chicago’s premier architectural firm, Graham, Anderson, Probst & White, on the 14th floor of the Railway Exchange Building (later the Santa Fe Building and today Motorola) on Michigan Avenue. There they incorporated the not-for-profit Shedd Aquarium Society.

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February 07, 2013

Through Great Partners, Shedd Drives Energy Innovation

Light_bulbWhen Shedd Aquarium opened its doors in 1930, energy goals were much different from today’s green initiatives. Take, for example, the four beautiful chandeliers hanging in the main foyer. They are illuminated by a whopping 600 bulbs, a design that showed off the new age of electric lighting—when an opulent display of bulbs was a measure of success.

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December 10, 2012

December Fish of the Month: Farmed Scallops



Your seafood choices can have a big impact on the health of our oceans and lakes—so make sure they’re positive ones! Every month, Shedd’s Right Bite team highlights a sustainable seafood item as our Fish of the Month. December’s pick is farmed scallops, and we have an elegant holiday starter dish, seared scallops with braised fennel, apple and leeks.

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November 15, 2012

Shedd Taps Local Brewer with Surprise Crop

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Shedd’s award-winning gardens provide floral nectar to butterflies, a lakefront haven to migratory birds, leafy greens to our resident reptiles, fragrant herbs to our food service and boxes of fruits and vegetables to local food pantries.

Now they’ll also quench your thirst.

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