Houston, we have impressive results to share

For the last several years, The Ocean Project has been working closely with IMPACTS Research, using their cutting-edge market research and continually developing new methods for measurably increasing ocean awareness and conservation action with our partner zoos, aquariums, and museums (ZAMs). Recently, we developed a beta online advertising campaign, to measure its effect on raising […]

Empowering youth to take meaningful conservation action

Not only is our market research telling us that youth of today are the most socially conscious and environmentally aware generation, but also another recent study shows that “(not) since 1972 has generation played such a significant role in voter preferences as it has in recent elections”. This is great news for our efforts with […]

Small Grant Winners Announced

Thanks to all who applied for a grant in the second round of The Ocean Project’s Small Grants Program! We had an even more competitive pool of applicants this second round and lots of great ideas. Our Advisory Board had a challenging time deciding on the award winners. After an extensive selection process, we are […]

U.S. Students’ Entrepreneurial Energy Waiting to Be Tapped

This Gallup poll talks more to the issue of job creation, etc. but echoes many of our research findings, and provides more good fodder for focusing on youth. Among the implications: Like U.S. adults, the Gallup-HOPE Index data suggest an important segment of the American student population demonstrates attitudes often ascribed to entrepreneurs. Previous Gallup […]

Maui Jim Winners Announced!

Thanks to everyone at the AZA 2011 conference who participated in our Maui Jim sunglasses raffle! The lucky winners have been announced: Darcie LarsonInterpretation CoordinatorSeattle Aquarium Amber NeilsonEducation CoordinatorSequoia Park Zoo Brian M. CarterDirector, CommunicationsSeaWorld San Antonio Megan HudakVolunteer Services ManagerCheyenne Mountain Zoo We’ve mailed them their Maui Jim sunglasses and hope they’re ready to […]

Hope to see you at AZA in Atlanta!

The Ocean Project team, including Wei Ying Wong, Alyssa Isakower, and Bill Mott, and including consultants Douglas Meyer and Deb Kerr, will be in Atlanta at the Association of Zoos and Aquariums’ annual conference, September 13-17. We look forward to meeting with you! In case you will be at AZA, here’s a brief summary of […]

Small Grants RFP Hurricane Irene Update

We hope everyone affected by Hurricane Irene is safe and doing well. We, here in Rhode Island, are safe, but facing significant disruptions to power and communication. On account of all the disruptions caused by the hurricane, we will be extending our RFP deadline by a week. Small grant applications will now be due next […]

Last call for RFPs!

Small Grants anyone? It’s your last chance! Have a project that you’ve always been wanting to try but there were always other funding priorities? Then you should check out The Ocean Project’s Small Grants RFP! We’re looking for projects that implement the findings of our market research, evaluate its success, and share the experience with […]

The Ocean Project wants your Small Grants proposals!

Small Grants Program Funding Opportunity Deadline September 1st Click here to see the full RFP. If you are a partner zoo, aquarium, or museum and with a great idea, let us help you! The Ocean Project Small Grants Program will grant up to $50,000 to ZAMs in 2011 and up to $60,000 in both 2012 and […]