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 […]

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 […]

ISG+ New Project: Teens at Riverbanks Zoo and Garden take action “all the way to the ocean”

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 first 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. Teen S.O.S. The Riverbanks Zoo and […]

ISG+ Final Report: What we learned at the New England Aquarium

This guest post by Heather Deschenes of New England Aquarium, the final in a 3-part series on the aquarium’s Innovative Solutions Grants+ project, is a look at what the aquarium learned from their efforts. Thank you to Heather and everyone who helped at the aquarium for your hard work! The Ocean Project’s Innovative Solutions grant enabled […]

ISG+ New Project: Philadelphia Zoo asks, “Can an exhibit change visitor behavior at home?”

This guest post by Wei Ying Wong of Philadelphia Zoo is the first in a 3-part series on Philadelphia Zoo’s Innovative Solutions Grants+ project. They’re exploring a new way of evaluating long-term conservation behavior change, specifically home energy use, in visitors to the zoo’s KidZooU exhibit. As a conservation institution, the Philadelphia Zoo is committed […]

ISG+ Final Report: What we learned at the NC Aquariums

This guest post by Windy Arey-Kent of NC Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores is the final in a 3-part series on NC Aquariums’ Innovative Solutions Grants+ project, aimed at testing different approaches to engaging guests for conservation action at aquariums. This blog post is a look at what NC Aquariums learned as a result of […]