Weekly Round Up: tis the season for energy polls

If you’re a science communicator or educator at an informal science center (such as a zoo, aquarium, or museum) trying to encourage conservation action – this is the round up for you! Every Friday we break down the week’s most interesting news and best resources to help you frame the issues as effectively as possible. […]

Youth, Digital Literacy, and Social Activism

With social networking platforms covering the bases of personal expression, current events, pop culture, professional news and trends, and photos (Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, LinkedIn, Instagram, Foursquare, etc), there is no question that social media has become a necessary tool for organizations’ online communication. What makes this communication technology different from other mediums of info dissemination […]

One of these things is not like the other: Comms. Round up

If you’re a science communicator or educator at an informal science center (such as a zoo, aquarium, or museum) trying to encourage conservation action – this is the round up for you! Every Friday we break down the week’s most interesting news and best resources to help you frame the issues as effectively as possible. […]

Rapid Fire Round Up

There is so much good stuff to share this week that we’re doing it rapid-fire! We can continue the conversation in the comments, on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn – heck, you can even email us. It’s been a very interesting week for strategic conservation communicators, so read on for some polls, news, and potential storytelling angles. […]

Special Round Up: risk as a climate change frame

Since we did our Weekly Communications Round Up on Monday this week, I thought I’d take a closer look at an interesting meme circulating through the climate change blogosphere: risk. There is a lot of talk about belief in climate change. All you have to do is look through our past Communications Round Ups and […]

Seas the Day in March – Become a conscious commuter!

The Seas the Day initiative is meant to encourage and empower people to begin taking ocean conservation personally. It was created mainly to support our partner ZAMs (Zoos, Aquariums, and Museums and other visitor-serving organizations involved in our growing network) in motivating visitors and other individuals, both onsite and online, for conservation action. We have […]

Lessons Learned: Best Practices for Youth Campaigns

Working with youth is incredibly important for the future of environmental protection. Not only has our communications research told us youth of today are the most socially conscious and environmentally aware generation with the most household influence on environmentally responsible actions, another recent study shows “(not) since 1972 has a generation played such a significant […]

Weekly Comm. Round Up: cheap coal causes pricey illness

Happy International Women’s Day! This week we have articles about the climate gender gap, how cheap coal makes for expensive health problems, updates on the Six Americas and more. It’s mostly opinion and analysis this week as opposed to resources, so I’ve changed the format a bit for this post. Don’t be alarmed – like […]