Press & Past Events


“The Friends with Fins videos are PERFECT for my students. They are short, engaging and packed with lots of fascinating information.  So much of our life science is about habitats and animal adaptations and so much information connected to that is embedded in these videos.” CLICK HERE to read the full article

“Friedlander, an advocate for ocean conservation who volunteers at the Santa Monica Aquarium, based her story on the short animated film she produced, Friends With Fins, which is shown at the aquarium.” CLICK HERE  to read the full article

Past appearance at the Santa Monica Pier Aquarium for children’s story time. CLICK HERE for past event information

“I love to hear about the process writers use but even more interesting to me with Jaclyn’s interview is the way she is using these books to teach kids about a global issue that she is passionate about. Her work is a great model for kids about how to use writing and media to make a difference in the world.” CLICK HERE to read the full article

“Ever since I was young, I’ve always loved marine life and have been interested in ocean conservation issues.  I visited many aquariums with my family and I always wanted to work at one.  I thought volunteering at the Aquarium would be a great way to learn more and then help educate others.” CLICK HERE to download the issue

“Jaclyn Friedlander saw the email inviting Santa Monica Pier Aquarium volunteers to build a Rube Goldberg Machine for this Saturday’s S.T.E.A.M. Machines event on the Pier and took the challenge to her most creative and handy friends, Trisha Hershberger from Comic-Con HQ and Jason Wishnov from Iridium Studios.” CLICK HERE to read the full article

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Erica Wernick interviewed Jaclyn for her podcast LA Bound: The Ultimate Guide.  Jaclyn talks about why she created Friends with Fins. CLICK HERE to listen to the podcast
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“Join the Flint RiverQuarium for a celebration of all creatures great and small at the Water, Wings and Wildlife Festival.  Jaclyn Friedlander, host of Friends with Fins, will be presenting in the Imagination Theater and she will also be our fish-feeding diver for the day.” 
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“Sylvester community rallies to bring books to children! Dona Duckworth of Rocky’s Music has orchestrated a book drive in preparation for author Jaclyn Friedlander’s visit.” CLICK HERE to read the full article
“Entrepreneur brings excitement to marine education with contemporary branding” 
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