Environmental Tectonics Corporation’s (OTC:ETCC) (BULLETIN BOARD: ETCC) ("ETC" or the "Company") Entertainment Subsidiary EnTCo’s The Ride Works today announced the commissioning of Wild Earth: Deep Ocean Safari at McWane Science Center in Birmingham, Alabama
Deep Ocean Safari, an addition to the Wild Earth interactive photo safari series, provides an interactive undersea adventure with lifelike aquatic species representations and compelling ocean literacy messages. Users of the interactive software become submariners and take control of their motion-simulator submersible craft and camera as they capture their own photos of ocean life. Their photos become a personal souvenir in print or online to share with family and friends.
Elaine Greene-Yancey, Vice President of Operations and Business Development at McWane Science Center, said, "We are very excited to able to offer Deep Ocean Safari to our visitors. The Ride Works has produced a quality product which will allow visitors to immerse themselves in a unique underwater experience which includes many species found in our own aquarium."
Developed under the expert guidance of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Office of National Marine Sanctuaries (www.Sanctuaries.NOAA.gov), Deep Ocean Safari’s visual imagery is a true to life representation of those species found in and around the four sanctuaries off the coast of California, including Monterey Bay. "Deep Ocean Safari tells an engaging story about everyone’s connection to the ocean, " said Daniel J. Basta, director of the sanctuaries program. "It’s our hope that projects like this will raise awareness in communities from the coastal regions of the U.S. to deep inland communities, because life everywhere is dependent on the health of the ocean."
Also contributing to the development of Deep Ocean Safari as a subject matter expert and as one of the narrators is Philippe Cousteau, son of Philippe Cousteau Sr. and the grandson of Jacques Cousteau, oceanic preservationists and marine experts. Says Cousteau, "Wild Earth: Deep Ocean Safari is an amazing adventure that leverages new and interactive technologies in relevant ways in order to engage a whole new generation in ocean education. EarthEcho International (www.EarthEcho.org) is proud to work with NOAA National Marine Sanctuaries and The Ride Works on this exciting project that reflects our commitment to fostering extraordinary leaders for ocean conservation."
Rob Lloyd, President and Chief Creative Officer of The Ride Works, added, "We are proud to have been a part of a project that involved so many outstanding individuals and organizations. Deep Ocean Safari is the result of their passion and is an engaging message of caring for the ocean and ultimately our planet."
Additional resources regarding Wild Earth: Deep Ocean Safari and other attractions can be found at www.TheRideWorks.com.
About EnTCo’s The Ride Works
The Ride Works designs and manufactures cutting-edge themed, interactive, family-oriented entertainment and education simulators to customers in the Amusement/Theme Park, Museums, Zoo/Aquaria and Family Entertainment Center markets.
About McWane Science Center
Designed to inspire a life-long love of learning, McWane Science Center has welcomed millions of visitors since opening its doors in 1998. Explorers – from ages 1 to 100 – flock year-round to see, to hear, to touch, and to experience the wonder of science in one of the South’s most unique venues.
About NOAA’s NMSP
NOAA understands and predicts changes in the Earth’s environment, from the depths of the ocean to the surface of the sun, and conserves and manages our coastal and marine resources. Visit www.NOAA.gov.
The mission of NOAA’s National Marine Sanctuaries is to serve as the trustee for the nation’s system of marine protected areas, to conserve, protect, and enhance their biodiversity, ecological integrity and cultural legacy.
About EarthEcho International
EarthEcho International is a nonprofit 501c3 organization founded in 2000 by siblings Philippe and Alexandra Cousteau in honor of their father Philippe Cousteau Sr., famous son of the legendary explorer Jacques Yves Cousteau. EarthEcho International’s mission is to foster extraordinary leaders to take action to restore and protect our Oceans.
ETC was incorporated in 1969 in Pennsylvania and this year we will celebrate our 40th anniversary. Our core technologies include the design, manufacture and sale of Training Services (TSG) which includes (1) software driven products and services used to create and monitor the physiological effects of flight; (2) high performance jet tactical flight simulation, and; (3) driving and disaster simulation systems, and Control Systems (CSG) which includes: (1) steam and gas sterilization; (2) testing and simulation devices for the automotive industry, and; (3) hyperbaric and hypobaric chambers. Product categories included in TSG are Aircrew Training Systems (ATS) and flight simulators, disaster management systems and entertainment applications. CSG includes sterilizers, environmental control devices and hyperbaric chambers along with parts and service support.
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