Mystic Aquarium & ARSOME Announce 'Animal Heroes' Subscription Box' in Honor of #GivingTuesday

This #GivingTuesday, Mystic Aquarium is excited to announce the upcoming launch of ‘Animal Heroes,’ a one-of-a-kind monthly subscription box that will call on youth to give back to the planet.  The Aquarium’s world-class educational programming and ARSOME Technology Group’s powerful immersive technology have joined forces to create a one-of-a-kind Educational Experience. This incredible educational tool offers grade-school students the chance to become heroes for our planet by discovering how they can help preserve wildlife, conserve natural resources, and give back to the earth through interactive games, videos, and unique outdoor activities and challenges.
 
“It makes perfect sense to announce the upcoming launch of ‘Animal Heroes’ on #GivingTuesday,” said Katie Cubina, Senior Vice President of Mission Programs at Mystic Aquarium.
 
This year, the #GivingTuesday movement is critically important as people search for ways to stay connected to each other and empower their communities. Emphasizing opportunities to give back to organizations and causes in ways that allow for social connection and kindness, #GivingTuesday unleashes the power to transform our communities and their world.
 
An Animal Heroes subscription offers children and families an exciting way to stay connected through learning, calls on youth to give back to the planet and supports Mystic Aquarium’s conservation- focused mission. 
 
Powered by Connecticut-based software developers ARSOME Technology Group, the ‘Animal Heroes’ monthly subscription box includes a diverse suite of digital content as well as a variety of hands on activities. Users can customize their own ‘Animal Heroes’ avatar, test their knowledge with fun facts and quizzes, tackle conservation challenges, and interact with the physical world using augmented reality features in the ‘Animal Heroes’ app. Additional outdoor activities help ‘Animal Heroes’ practice conservation in their own backyard.
 
“We at ARSOME are absolutely thrilled with the opportunity to partner with Mystic Aquarium,” said Benjamin D. Williams, Co-Founder and CEO. “We believe the ‘Animal Heroes’ subscription box will demonstrate how families can actively engage, experience, and enjoy the education and entertainment benefits as children and families continue to look for new and creative ways to immerse themselves in technology.”
 
Each month the box will be themed around a featured animal, including African penguins, beluga whales, sharks and sea turtles. The amazing digital technology is complemented by fun ‘hero gear,’ including stuffed animals, trading cards, adoption certificates, and much more.
 
The ‘Animal Heroes’ subscription box, a thoughtful, educational, fun and ‘good for the Earth’ gift will be available for purchase in mid-December, just in time for holiday gift giving. 
 
For more information on how to join the ‘Animal Heroes’ mission and become an ambassador for the planet this #GivingTuesday, sign up for updates here

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