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Rose Parade Float Created By Cal Poly Campuses Honored By Tournament Of Roses

(Photo from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo)
The two Cal Poly campuses in California teamed up to build "Aquatic Aspirations", a 55 foot long float in the 2020 Rose Parade.

A float built by teams from the two Cal Poly campuses in California won a special honor as part of the 2020 Rose Parade.  The float, named “Aquatic Aspirations” received the "Director Award" for outstanding artistic design and use of floral and non-floral materials.

It features a submarine exploring a sunken shipwreck surroundead by marine wildlife.  It was designed and built by teams of students from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, and Cal Poly Pomona.

The 55 foot long float featured animated turtles, jellyfish, fish, a ray and swaying kelp. 

An estimated 700,000 people saw the float in person as it moved along the parade route.  More than 60 million people around the world watched the parade on television.

Lance Orozco has been News Director of KCLU since 2001, providing award-winning coverage of some of the biggest news events in the region, including the Thomas and Woolsey brush fires, the deadly Montecito debris flow, the Borderline Bar and Grill attack, and Ronald Reagan's funeral. 
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