Through partnerships with national, state, and regional organizations, Adventure Aquarium is committed to providing real opportunities for staff to get involved and make positive changes to the environment. Also, Fins works globally with conservation programs related to animal species currently exhibited at Adventure Aquarium. Aquarium staff volunteers their time to support the Fins program.
Together with the New Jersey Tree Foundation’s Urban Airshed Reforestation Program, the Adventure Aquarium and Fins for the Future team participates in several tree plantings in the city of Camden throughout the year. The Program is dedicated to planting trees in New Jersey's most under-served neighborhoods that help beautify the city, improve air quality, manage storm water, and provide shade. This fall, the Aquarium sponsored a tree planting event in which more than dozen took root in Camden.
Independently, and in conjunction with the Ocean Conservancy’s International Coastal Clean Up Day, Adventure Aquarium participates in numerous river cleanup efforts throughout the year. The Aquarium has adopted a section of the Delaware River shoreline at Michael J. Doyle Park in Camden for these cleanups. In 2014, the Fins for the Future team removed over 5,600 pieces of trash and recyclables weighing over 1,300 lbs. The 3 most common items removed were over 1,600 snack bags/wrappers, 1,400 plastic bottle caps and 1,300 plastic bottles. In addition, Fins for the Future also sent teams to participate in cleanups on Petty’s Island sponsored by New Jersey Audubon and the New Jersey Lands Trust.