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Top 9 Wierdest Things Found During Riversweep

NEWPORT, Ky. — Want to help clean up the Ohio River? You might find some weird stuff.
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The next ORSANCO Riversweep is Saturday, June 20.

ORSANCO — the Ohio River Valley Water Sanitation Commission — has been holding Riversweeps since 1989, and volunteers across several states have picked up tons of debris. (That’s literal tons, as in weight.)

Alle Barber, conservation program manager for the WAVE Foundation at the Newport Aquarium spoke with WCPO Cincinnati about the Top 9 Weirdest Things her teams have found during Riversweep events.

Click here to see what she had to say.


David Fulcher’s Putt for Penguins

Published Saturday, June 6, 2015

WEST CHESTER, Ohio (WKRC) — Golfing with football legends, that’s the name of the game during David Fulcher’s “Putt for Penguins.” It was held at Beckett Ridge Golf Club in West Chester on Saturday. The event allows people to golf with celebrities and penguins, all while raising money for animal conservation. The golf outing benefits the WAVE Foundation at the Newport Aquarium, which helps fund it conservation efforts and education programs.


Golf with NFL Legends while Raising Money for Animal Conservation at David Fulcher’s Putt for Penguins Celebrity Golf Outing

NEWPORT, Ky. (PRWEB) May 20, 2015

Play a round of golf with former NFL All-Pros and Pro Bowlers – while raising money for animal conservation – by registering for David Fulcher’s Putt for Penguins Celebrity Golf Outing on June 6 at Beckett Ridge Golf Club in West Chester, Ohio.

Now in its fifth year, David Fulcher’s Putt for Penguins Celebrity Golf Outing benefits the WAVE Foundation at Newport Aquarium, with proceeds going toward the nonprofit organization’s animal conservation and education programs.

Fulcher, a three-time Pro Bowler and First-Team All-Pro safety and the leader of the Cincinnati Bengals’ famous “SWAT Team” defensive backfield on their 1988 Super Bowl team, is headlining the event and has invited a lineup of more than 20 celebrities to play with registered participants.

The list of Fulcher’s friends confirmed to play includes: Dave Lapham, Bengals radio analyst and longtime offensive lineman; Archie Griffin, former Bengal and two-time Heisman trophy winner from Ohio State University; Byron Larkin, Xavier University men’s basketball’s all-time leading scorer; and George Wilson, University of Cincinnati men’s basketball and NBA great.

One celebrity will play with every foursome of golfers for a five-man scramble. All foursomes include 18 holes of golf with cart, access to the driving range prior to playing, lunch, hole contests, live animal encounters – including a visit from Paula the Penguin – and dinner upon completion.

Registration for David Fulcher’s Putt for Penguins Celebrity Golf Outing can be completed online at wavefoundation.org.


WAVE Foundation Camp WAVE

CINCINNATI (WKRC) — Summer is just a few weeks away and if you are looking for a way your kids can learn and have fun they can jump right in at the Newport Aquarium. Kids can jump into the Newport Aquarium’s summer camp program (not the fish tanks). Each camp is a week-long and there are 8 different camp weeks to choose from. Kids will be having fun and learning at the aquarium. Plus part of the camp fee supports education efforts lead by the Wave Foundation.

Dan Dunlap slithered into the studio on Sunday along with a pancake tortoise, a milk snake and some campers who made penguin key chains. Dan says campers get to participate in all sorts of activities, arts & crafts, and even some events around Cincinnati.

If you are interested in the Wave Foundation Newport Aquarium Summer Camps you can find more information at http://www.wavefoundation.org/education/campwave/.

Read More at: http://www.local12.com/news/features/top-stories/stories/Wave-Foundation-Newport-Aquarium-Summer-Camp-132445.shtml


Medical Edge: Penguin Petting Therapy

Tue, Feb 10, 2015, 09:25 AM EST

CINCINNATI (Liz Bonis) — If you needed another reason to own a pet, or even visit the Newport Aquarium, it appears that a personal petting encounter may have serious health benefits. Alle Barber and Ric Urban have pretty cool jobs; they get to play with penguins. Both of them perform education and outreach for the Wave Foundation, so they get to spend a lot of time with penguins. So who better to talk to about how animals help us heal? Ric admits that he can be having a rough day until he himself has a personal encounter with a penguin. “After thirty minutes, I feel great,” Ric said. “I am ready to go off and tackle the world again.” Alle said that a few minutes with an alligator will do the same thing.

“It really does make you feel calm, and just peaceful,” she said, “It’s just this feeling that nothing else matters in the world.” In addition to that, there may some power to actually petting the animals. A recent report from the Mayo Clinic found that when scientists looked at those who were petting animals, they had surge in healing hormones that led to a feeling of peace and serenity. While the effects are tough to quantify, just take a look at the penguins. Notice how you can’t help but smile?


David Fulcher’s Putt for Penguins Celebrity Golf Outing

Mon, Apr 27 2015, 02:58 PM EDT

CINCINNATI (WKRC) – Local 12 had some special guests in studio on Sunday to support The Wave Foundation.

It’s all to promote the “David Fulcher’s Putt for Penguins”, a celebrity golf outing at Beckett Ridge on Saturday, June 6.


Winter Camp WAVE at Newport Aquarium

Published on Dec 3, 2014

NEWPORT, Ky. (WKRC) — Just because the winter cold is coming doesn’t mean the fun has to stop at the Newport Aquarium. Alle Barber and Caleb Barber join Liz Bonis at Local 12 to talk about an exciting opportunity for kids ages 6-12 over the Winter Holiday.  Winter Camp WAVE runs December 29-31, 2014.


The WAVE Foundation Wants to Bring Newport Aquarium to You!

Updated: Sunday, August 17, 2014

CINCINNATI (WKRC) — The Wave Foundation has several new programs and some permanet white gators living there now. There is also a one of a kind scholarship that is being offered and a college course for high school students being offered by Thomas More College. The Wave Foundation wants to bring the experience of the aquarium right to you. Daniel Dunlap is with the Wave Foundation and talked with Local 12 about how you can help by donating. Help the Wave Foundation get real, live, touchable sharks on the move to your school, library or community event by donating just $15 to help us bring the Shark Cart out of retirement. Your donation will help to continue making an impact on our mission every day.

Read more at:  http://www.local12.com/news/features/good-morning/stories/wave-foundation-wants-bring-newport-aquarium-right-you-805.shtml


The WAVE Foundation Celebrates 15 Years

Updated: Wednesday, May 7, 2014

CINCINNATI (FOX19-WXIX) — Kelly Taylor from Fox 19 interviews Alle Foster, WAVE Foundation Conservation Program Manager, about WAVE’s 15 Year Anniversary.


Cincinnati News, FOX19-WXIX TV


Thomas More College Announces Groundbreaking Partnership with Newport Aquarium and WAVE Foundationthomas-more-college

April 30, 2014

CRESTVIEW HILLS, KY – Thomas More College has announced a significant and unique partnership with the Newport Aquarium and its WAVE Foundation, in conjunction with the College’s new Marine Biology program which was announced last month.  Professors from Thomas More will teach Marine Biology courses onsite at the Aquarium, Thomas More students will conduct research onsite, and a new lecture series on conservation of marine systems will be offered for the general public.

Click here to read the full press release.

This story was also picked up by USA Today!

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Putt for Penguins Golf Outing

Updated: Monday, April 14 2014, 09:44 AM EDT

CINCINNATI (WKRC) — The Newport Aquarium wants you to dust off your golf clubs to help out a good cause.

The Wave Foundation is working with the aquarium for its Fourth Annual Putt for Penguins Golf Outing at Boone Links Golf Course in Florence on May 31st. One of the Penguins Simon stopped by the studio this morning for a visit!To learn more about the event and how you can help go to  http://wavefoundation.org/events/putt-penguins/