For more than 18 years, the Dauphin Island Sea Lab (DISL) and ExxonMobil Corporation have maintained a partnership in providing coastal marine science education to students and the public.
Recently, the company donated $35,000 to the DISL in support of the following programs and projects: graduate student fellowships, the Graduate Student organization, the Discovery Hall Program, DISL’s K-12 and teacher training program and BayMobile, a mobile coastal marine science program that travels throughout the state of Alabama, bringing the coast to 10,000 students a year.
ExxonMobil also contributed $43,750 to the DISL’s public aquarium, The Estuarium. Lisa Young, DISL Public Relations Consultant, said that in 1997, ExxonMobil was a founding donor in the construction of this 10,000-square foot facility, a premier aquarium highlighting the ebb and flow of life within Mobile Bay and near shore Gulf of Mexico.
"The Sea Lab is currently constructing a new technology-centered addition to the Estuarium and,once again, ExxonMobil is the first contributor toward the hands-on exhibits that will be featured in this facility, scheduled to open in late 2015," Young said. "The Dauphin Island Sea Lab is grateful to ExxonMobil for its commitment to marine science education on Alabama’s Gulf Coast," she said.