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YP Only Event - Shedd Aquarium Laboratory Tour

A behind the scenes tour of the Shedd Aquarium's laboratory and treatment facilities guided by Allen LaPointe, who is responsible for maintaining and monitoring the environmental quality in all of Shedd’s animal habitats. After the tour, join Jazzin' at the Shedd for an evening of music, beverages, snacks while you stroll through the exhibits.

8/20/2014
When: Wednesday, August 20, 2014
from 2:45 PM to 8:00 PM
Where: Shedd Aquarium
1200 S Lake Shore Dr
Chicago, Illinois  60605
United States
Presenter: Allen La Pointe
Contact: Angela Podesta
866-521-3595 ext 2


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A Special event for Young Professionals in the Water Industry

Shedd Aquarium - Behind the Scenes Laboratory Tour
Wednesday, August 20, 2014   2:45pm

Don't miss out on this exciting event! Join a guided behind the scenes tour through the Shedd Aquarium's water quality laboratories and treatment facilities.   Our tour will be lead by Environmental Quality expert Allen LaPointe, who is responsible for the water quality in all of the Shedd's habitats.

After the tour, stay for Jazzin' at the Shedd, enjoying live music, beverages, snacks and tour the exhibits after hours.  A special presentation will be made by Dr. Bill Van Bonn on microbes in the aquatic world.

This event is limited to Young Professionals and University students currently in the water industry.  Tour size is limited to 15.


Cost:  $5 per person
Maximum # of registrations:  15 - Hurry!

Allen LaPointe, VP of Environmental Quality
Allen LaPointe
Vice President, Environmental Quality

An expert in environmental quality and water resources, Allen La Pointe is responsible for maintaining and monitoring the environmental quality in all of Shedd’s animal habitats. As part of Shedd’s world-class animal care team, La Pointe and his staff of water quality specialists work to replicate the precise conditions of each animal’s home in the wild.

La Pointe began his career at Shedd in 1997 as the aquarium’s chemist; since then, he has played an integral role in the development of life-support systems and environments for Caribbean Reef, Amazon Rising, Wild Reef and the Abbott Oceanarium. A member of Shedd’s sustainability steering committee, La Pointe is responsible for approving the use of every chemical at the aquarium and has reduced chemical use in the environmental quality laboratory by 60 percent through the strategic purchase of an ion chromatograph.

Here's a link to the parking info from the Shedd Aquarium website

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