Are you celebrating this June 8th? Check out the new World Oceans Day website for event lists, promotional materials, interaction with others around the world, and more! This new homepage is meant for the international World Oceans Day community to share their plans and ideas. The site features a brand new layout, easier navigation, and […]
What did we do before the internet came into our lives? Apparently most people can’t remember either. In Pew Research Center’s Project for Excellence in Journalism latest study “The State of News Media 2011”. For the first time, more people (46%) get their news online than from any other sources. It’s becoming clear – if […]
The recently released “Knowledge of Climate Change Among Visitors to Science and Technology Museums” report is reinvigorating the conversation about communicating climate change to the public. It corroborates The Ocean Project’s market research finding that ZAM (Zoo, Aquarium, and Museum) visitors are more likely to be concerned about climate change and express a willingness to […]
Mom and Dad might set the curfew, but who has the most influence when it comes to environmental information in most homes? Research by The Ocean Project and others has shown that parents consider their teens and tweens to be the most knowledgeable and environmentally conscious members of the family. Young people wield a great deal of control […]
Grants are available to zoos, aquariums, and museums for demonstration projects that best integrate and test The Ocean Project’s market research findings (available for download here). Successful projects would clearly enhance meaningful participation in conservation action by youth and/or minorities. Apply by March 15, 2011. Click here for more information.
Today the US National Ocean Council announced that it is seeking public input as it develops strategic action plans for nine priority objectives described in the Final Recommendations of the Interagency Ocean Policy Task Force. These objectives seek to address some of the most pressing challenges facing the ocean, our coasts, and the Great Lakes. […]
Sometimes clichés ring true: The youth are our future; and they need to have a say in its direction. Unfortunately, youths are a disproportionately unengaged group by organizations that want to make a difference. Many organizations may think it too difficult or feel it is off-mission to add a youth component to their initiatives. On […]
Happy New Year! It’s nice to start a new year with good news so here is some for our Partner zoos, aquariums, and museums (ZAMs). To help us achieve our collaborative mission and expand our market research initiative, The Ocean Project was recently awarded a three-year grant from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). […]