ISG+ Update: Teens at Riverbanks Zoo and Garden get their hands dirty

This guest post, by Director of Education Elizabeth Clemens and Coordinator of ZooTeens and Scout Programs Syndi Castelluccio, from Riverbanks Zoo and Garden is the second in a 3-part series on their Innovative Solutions Grants+ project, which investigates how engaging with teens and receiving incentives can impact zoo guest behavior. The Adventure Continues As reported in […]

Seas the Day in July – Eating for a Better World

“After a good dinner one can forgive anybody, even one’s own relations.” -Oscar Wilde “If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world.” -J.R.R. Tolkin “Seas” the days of July by thinking about what you eat. Your well-traveled food comes from all over the world, […]

Seas the Day in June – Explore the Outdoors!

The Seas the Day initiative encourages and empowers people to take ocean conservation personally. Each month, we feature a new conservation theme with ways to help so come back regularly for more ocean-friendly ideas and tips! Created mainly to support our partner ZAMs (Zoos, Aquariums, and Museums and other visitor-serving organizations involved in our growing […]

Seas the Day in May – Green Gardening

“However many years she lived, Mary always felt that ‘she should never forget that first morning when her garden began to grow’.” ―Frances Hodgson Burnett “My garden is my most beautiful masterpiece” ―Claude Monet Gardeners often end up with dirt underneath their fingernails and grass stained pants. They also create spaces of awe-inspiring beauty and […]

Seas the Day in April – Clean Green

“What’s the use of a fine house if you haven’t got a tolerable planet to put it on?” -Henry David Thoreau “We have forgotten how to be good guests, how to walk lightly on the earth as its other creatures do.” -Barbara Ward As the weather warms up it may be time for spring cleaning. […]

Research: Our green practices can inspire guests to make change

For zoos, aquariums, and other informal science education centers, the message should be “Don’t do as I say, do as I do!” Read the full article from Douglas Meyer in AZA’s Connect magazine. If you want to help your guests be more environmentally-friendly, you can start by telling them what your institution is doing. It […]

ISG+ Final Report: What we learned at the Oregon Coast Aquarium

This guest post by Teresa Mealy of Oregon Coast Aquarium is the final update on their Innovative Solutions Grants+ project, which put teens in the driver’s seat of a peer-targeted conservation campaign! Thank you and congrats to Teresa, Kerry Carlin-Morgan, and everyone at the Aquarium for your great work. Letting youth lead the way  The […]

Seas the Day in March – Green Transportation Choices

”Everywhere is walking distance if you have the time.” -Steven Wright “Every time I see an adult on a bicycle, I no longer despair for the future of the human race.” -H. G. Wells “Life is a journey, not a destination.” -Ralph Waldo Emerson This month let’s focus on the journey and not the destination. […]