What is an Aquatic Biosphere?
Merriam-Webster Dictionary defines a biosphere thus:
1: the part of the world in which life can exist
2: living organisms together with their environment
The aquatic biosphere specifically focuses on the life that exists within, on and at the edges of water.
Our Mission & Values
The Aquarium Society of Alberta's mission is:
To educate, inspire and empower people to play an active role in the conservation of our aquatic ecosystems.
The Corporate Values of the Society are:
Wonder of All Things
The Project has FOUR foundational cornerstones that create it. Each on their own is strong project for the region. Blended together they create a long lasting legacy for Alberta and Western Canada:
Conservation and Research Institute
Goals for Sustainable Development
The Society is focused on five important and urgent global challenges that must be addressed in order to protect natural systems, protect water systems in particular and protect biodiversity, emphasize education according to the United Nations 17 Goals of Sustainable Development:
#4. Quality Education
#6. Clean Water and Sanitation
#14. Life Below Water
#15. Life on Land
#17. Partnerships for the Goals
#3. Good Health & Well-being
#10. Reduced Inequalities
#12. Responsible Consumption and Production
#13. Climate Action
The Aquarium Society of Alberta incorporated as:
Federal non-profit in 2014
Alberta Extra-Provincial Non-Profit in 2015
The Society became a registered Canadian charity in 2015.
The legacy development was named 'The Aquatic Biosphere Project' in 2018 to better reflect the intended broad reach and impact to the region beyond the scope of just an aquarium.
Information on the current status of the charity and its charitable filings can be found at:
If you are interested in getting involved at a Board level, please visit the Volunteer Opportunities page to view openings.