SEASons Greetings from The Ocean Project!

It has been an eventful year for the health of our ocean planet. Devastating events such as the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico have reminded us of the vulnerability of our ocean, and our duty to take action and protect it.    At The Ocean Project we continued to provide our Partners with […]

Taking action and changing minds, and vice versa

As zoos, aquariums, and museums increasingly use market research from The Ocean Project and other sources to become more strategic and effective communicators and educators for conservation action with their audiences, it might prove helpful to see how the environmental movement is showing signs of shifting course in their messaging. Although there are always exceptions, […]

Time to Take Action on Climate Change Communication

In today’s issue of Science, a leading a group of respected climate scientists, social scientists, economists, and others put forth a call for the science and funding communities to support a new initiative that will bring the public up to speed quickly on climate change. Concurrently, they launched to have people from all walks […]

NOAA Announces Environmental Literacy Grants for Science Education

NOAA’s Office of Education announced today that it has awarded grants totaling more than $8 million to seventeen institutions – including several TOP Partners – across the country to engage the public in science education activities that improve understanding and stewardship of the local and global environment. These seventeen grants will fund thirteen projects: University […]

A Decade of Discovery in the World’s Ocean!

Yoshihiro Fujiwara/JAMSTEC A hydrothermal vent snail, a newly discovered species, is now part of a plethora of sea creatures cataloged in the Census of Marine Life While World Oceans Day 2010 focused on “Oceans of Life”, the theme of the great diversity of life continues throughout this International Year of Biodiversity, as designated by the […]

Expanding our Research Initiative to help our Partners

The Ocean Project’s market research initiative is already the largest such undertaking ever on behalf of the environment, and it’s about to grow. Over the last three years with major support from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and its Environmental Literacy Grants program, we have been able to conduct cutting edge research and […]

2010 Tracking Survey Available and 2 New Reports

Here are a few things to be aware and some quick updates: We’ve re-organized our Market Research page to make it easier to use. Latest Tracking Survey available which shows the change in opinion between April – August 2010. This survey is especially interesting because it shows the change in US opinions before, during, and […]

New Web page on Reaching Kids

The Ocean Project has developed new Web pages on Reaching Kids for our Partners. The new pages provide tips and resources for educators working with young children. Please use it to learn the highlights from recent research in place-based education, a body of research which suggests that when children spend time engaged in nature and […]

Contribute to Planning the Next Decade for the Centers for Ocean Sciences Education Excellence (COSEE)

The National Science Foundation’s  COSEE will be holding a meeting in Washington, D.C. on November 3-4, 2010.  The meeting announcement (below) and link to the application can be found at (COSEE Community Meeting Announcement). NSF encourages a broad range of participants, especially individuals who are not currently involved in the National COSEE Network. Meeting expenses (travel, lodging and […]