The Ocean Project inspires action to protect our ocean. We help aquariums and other visitor-serving organizations effectively engage with their millions of visitors to create a more sustainable society and healthier ocean. Since 2002, The Ocean Project has also been the lead organization coordinating World Oceans Day.

The Ocean Project’s network of approximately 2,000 partner zoos, aquariums, museums (ZAMs) and other organizations is the largest ever developed for our ocean. We empower our partners with cutting-edge communications research, tools, and related strategic resources, including grants that help ZAMs capture people’s imaginations, create more engaged citizens and communities, and result in a significant conservation impact. Join our growing global network!

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With kudos to the Houston Zoo, which provided the inspiration for what proved to be a very popular bag design!

It’s in the bag! Lessons learned from the Better Bag Challenge

With kudos to the Houston Zoo, which provided the inspiration for what proved to be a very popular bag design! For World Oceans Day 2015, we teamed with the Aquarium of the Bay, Shedd Aquarium, Vancouver Aquarium, and the Virginia Aquarium and Marine Science Center to test and assess various approaches to the Better Bag […]


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Seas the Day in August – Be Water Wise

“Earth provides enough to satisfy every man’s needs, but not ever man’s greed.” –Gandhi   “Water, water every where And all the boards did shrink; Water, water, every where, nor any drop to drink.”  -Coleridge  “Seas” the month of August by thinking about your water consumption. Our blue planet is covered in water, but most […]



Innovative Solutions: Three projects completed, some great advice, and new opportunities ahead!

The three winners from the initial round of The Ocean Project’s Innovative Solutions Grants+ Program completed their projects earlier this year, and since that time we’ve been compiling the cross referencing the results to help guide those getting ready to submit their applications for next year, and prepare for a session at the AZA Annual […]


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