World Oceans Day Artwork Contest for Kids

In anticipation of the upcoming World Oceans Day on June 8, we are collaborating with Surf Sweets, a natural and organic candy brand, on a World Oceans Day Artwork Contest for Kids. Kids ages 5-13 can enter their drawings that best illustrate “Why I Love the Ocean.” This contest will be a valuable and fun […]

Funding Opportunity for Aquariums

Any AZA-accredited aquarium that doesn’t yet know about the newest grant program from NOAA should read on and act quickly as the deadline for applications is coming up very quickly, immediately following the first ‘official’ World Oceans Day. Also, if you are applying please know that The Ocean Project is interested in helping advance ocean […]

Happy Blue Earth Day!

Today much of the world celebrates our planet Earth. As Arthur C. Clarke noted, “How inappropriate to call this planet Earth when it is quite clearly Ocean.” Since we share an interconnected planet, though, everything that each of us does for Earth Day also benefits our world’s ocean. Overconsumption, improper development, polluted runoff from farms, […]

UN declares June 8th as World Oceans Day

Exciting news! The United Nations has declared June 8th as World Oceans Day! Congratulations to all! Making this happen was a truly worldwide effort and something we can all take credit for in making this possible. Link here for the official U.N. Resolution that authorizes June 8th as World Oceans Day beginning in 2009. By […]

“one ocean one climate one future”

If you’re not already planning an event, now is the time to rally your colleagues and plan an exciting event on or around World Ocean Day, June 8th, at your facility or organization. The Ocean Project, working with the World Ocean Network, helps to coordinate events and activities with aquariums, zoos, museums, conservation organizations, universities, […]

The problems with America’s favorite seafood

Orion Magazine always has thoughtful articles on the connection between the environment and social and political issues. This month’s issue features a story on the problem with shrimp. “All You Can Eat” gives you a taste of shrimping, shrimp farming, and why shrimp – in nearly all cases – is not a sustainable choice for […]