At each annual conference, IMATA holds raffle drawings and auctions with proceeds being donated to help fund IMATA-sponsored research grants and IMATA’s Conservation Fund. These programs provide financial support for efforts that focus on conservation-related issues and that promote communication, professionalism, and cooperation among those who serve marine mammal science through training, public display, research, husbandry, conservation and education.
The items for the raffle come from YOU! So, we need your help and are asking each conference attendee to dig deep and ask big! Examples of items that can be brought to the conference for inclusion in the raffle include passes/admissions to your facility, excursion/program/tour vouchers, T-shirts, jackets, water bottles, beach towels, hats, books, etc. Basically, any “gift” item from your zoo or aquarium would be much appreciated.
Raffle item submissions will be collected in the main registration area. Just ask any IMATA personnel for more information.