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511 N Main Street

Hendersonville, NC 28792
Tel/Fax: 828-692-8386


Welcome to Team ECCO

      The Ocean Center is home to the only marine studies classroom and public aquarium  in WNC.  Our curriculum has  provided materials, lessons, special events and animal encounters for over 4,000 learners and education leaders.   The Aquarium cares for more than 75 species of fish and reptiles in 20 displays - and growing!   You can expect to see animals such as red footed tortoises, blue spot sting rays, eels, and lots of fish!
The Team ECCO Ocean Center & Aquarium is a 501 c 3 and is maintained and run through the great hearts of our student volunteers and volunteer staff as a service to this community for education and enjoyment.

  Aquarium news...

Due to the delightful snow from Mother Nature, the Team ECCO Ocean Center & Aquarium asks you to bare with us a bit longer!   Please check this site or our Face Book link for daily updates!   We will return to regular hours when it is safe for our students to get here.    Thank you!


Super minions promoted! The above students have been promoted at the Team ECCO Ocean Center & Aquarium:   Kortney Clark, Assist. Director of Education:   Katlyn Kannup, Lead Intern; Mary Lynn Marks, Mead Krowka, and Hagen Mendrykowski all are Aquarium Development Interns.  Kortney, Mary Lynn , and Mead are members of the Team ECCO divers. Kortney has begun teaching Sea Base 101 classes and will be responsible for program and event scheduling. Katlyn will oversee student training and assist in aquarium care and design. Mead and Mary Lynn will focus on new exhibits. Hagen is responsible for social media and educational poster displays. Congratulations to all! We hope you stop in and personally talk with these


outstanding young leaders and meet the solid core of Team ECCO. ( not pictured: Hagen Mendrykowski)
  Please note:  calendar events are subject to change !



The mission of Team ECCO: To promote scientific discovery
through interactive learning encounters that develop
understanding and respect for water based ecosystems.
This mission is to foster stewardship, develop leadership,
and build friendship - life skills for a living world.


Team ECCO is a Team for Educating Children to Care for the Ocean

Michael Ramer, shark training with Cristina Zenato, UnExSo, Grand Bahama Island

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