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Pollinators - 3/16/16

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Did you know? One out of every three bites of food you eat comes from pollinators. Without them, we wouldn’t have foods like blueberries, apples, chocolate and almonds.

Unfortunately these animals are facing significant population declines—which is why First Lady Michelle Obama and the National Pollinator Garden Network have made a nationwide call to action to create gardens that help revive the health of bees, butterflies, birds, bats and other pollinators across America. The Million Pollinator Garden Challenge aims to register a million public and private gardens and landscapes to support pollinators.

As chief executive officer, John Racanelli leads a team of 600 full and part-time employees and 1,000 volunteers in pursuing the National Aquarium’s mission to inspire conservation of the world’s aquatic treasures. More than 1.5 million people annually visit the Aquarium’s venue in Baltimore, Maryland, while millions more are touched by the Aquarium’s education programs, outreach activities, social media campaigns and conservation initiatives.