In an effort to raise awareness of trouble facing our oceans, R.Russell Atamian has made various donations to Ocean Matters - a summer marine biology program headquartered in Uxbridge, MA. This interactive program gives students a hands-on and heads-under approach to marine biology and prepares them with real world experience.
"I have lived near the ocean my whole life," said R.Russell Atamian. I'm also an avid fisherman and look for ways to support both oceanic research and my local community. Ocean Matters combines two of my passions."
In support of the program, R. Russell Atamian has made a monetary donation towards helping Ocean Matters send young participants to two different dive site in Grand Cayman. The dive sites will allow the participants to gather important information used by the local Department of the Environment.
In addition to a monetary contribution, Mr. Atamian has generously donated an up close and personal tour at the Marine Biological Laboratory, Woods Hole, MA to be used in an Ocean Matters silent auction at their annual fundraiser. The package features various choices of events and private tours for the winner to participate in. The Marine Biological Laboratory is an international center for research, education, and training in biology, biomedicine, and ecology.
"Ocean Matters is grateful for the generous support of Atamian VW/Honda for our scholarship drive," said Executive Director of Ocean Matters, Laura Parker Roerden. "Such support tells young people that we find their work to protect the coral reef worthy of our attention."
About Ocean Matters:
Ocean Matters offers Summer Marine Biology programs for young people and educators.
Ocean Matters mission is to support young people and educators in developing the skills, knowledge, and convictions to be stewards for the marine ecosystem.
The marine biologists/educators at Ocean Matters believe that all students can meet high academic standards -- as long as they have support and a desire to do so. The program is academically rigorous in order to give students a realistic view of college-level study in marine biology so that they might "try on for size" a career in science. Unlike in college, however, you will be supported thoroughly to succeed in your studies -- through one-on-one study sessions with faculty, intensive writing seminars, and other special tutoring sessions.
Ocean Matters classes are hands-on and interactive, a 'heads-under' approach (as one student described it) where your studies center around daily dives on the reef. You will not be required to regurgitate information, but rather synthesize what you're learning and form your own questions from observations you've made in the field, and then design methods to answer those questions.
To Learn more about Ocean Matters please visit their website at http://www.oceanmatters.org/index.htm
Or visit their Facebook Page at http://www.facebook.com/pages/Ocean-Matters/293147853247
About Atamian Volkswagen & Honda
The Volkswagen and Honda franchises are operated at 150 Main Street, Tewksbury, MA, which occupy land from Route 38 to I- 495 in Massachusetts. It remains a family business with Bob and Virginia Atamian as Dealer Principals since 1968. Bob has since been joined by his sons Robby and Russell and by his grandson Benjamin, who represents the 4th
generation of Atamians in the business.
The Atamian family has also long been active in numerous community and charitable activities throughout the years. Local organizations benefiting from Atamian Family sponsorships include; The Genesis Fund, The Claddagh Fund, The Boys & Girls Club, The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, The Tewksbury Patriotic Activities Committee, T.H.E. FARM Tewksbury, Tewksbury Police Athletic League, The Highland Sports Association of Lowell, Tewksbury Youth Skating Association, Tewksbury Youth Soccer League and Tewksbury Youth Baseball and Girls Softball.
A Message from Atamian owner and President R. Russell Atamian:
Thank you for your continued support and patronage!
R Russell Atamian
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