• Saving Energy to Save Wildlife

    The recruitment phase of the Philadelphia Zoo’s “Saving Energy to Save Wildlife” project concluded at the end of 2016 with impressive results. Drawing from NNOCCI framing methods, guests were engaged with Zoo interpreters through a short hands-on activity showing the effects that ocean acidification has on marine ecosystems, as well as how saving energy at […]

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  • Americans Are Heartwired to Love the Ocean

    In a deeply divided country, here’s how advocates can put that to work to protect the ocean for future generations By Robert Pérez & Amy Simon   “The ocean does something to your spirit,” an African-American woman from Charlotte, North Carolina volunteered during a focus group. “You are stressed out when you are driving. You […]

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  • World Oceans Day 2017 Annual Report

    Thanks to your participation, and that of hundreds of organizations, schools, businesses, and governments, World Oceans Day reached new heights for global ocean awareness and involvement. With 1,000+ events in 100+ countries and a huge social media presence, this annual celebration of our shared ocean continues expanding in many exciting ways, creating more impact around […]

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  • The World Unites On June 8 For World Oceans Day

    World Oceans Day 2017 will be the biggest and best yet! For 2017, hundreds of celebrations are planned in over 100 countries – from the United Nations Oceans Conference being centered around World Oceans Day in New York, to the Bahria University in Pakistan holding events across their campus, to the Council of the Haida Nation and Gwaii Haanas […]

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  • Get Ready for World Oceans Day 2017!

    The Ocean Project promotes and coordinates World Oceans Day as a unique opportunity to celebrate our ocean and its life, and engage people in positive and empowering ways. The theme for World Oceans Day 2017 is “Our Oceans, Our Future,” with a conservation action focus on encouraging solutions to plastic pollution and preventing marine litter […]

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  • Youth Taking the Lead for Conservation Action

    Teens with Bags: The ZooALIVE teen volunteers from the Saint Louis Zoo pose with their #byetobags reusable bags! They are ready to go and spread the reusable bag message! In the summer of 2016, Phillipe Cousteau, grandson of legendary explorer Jacques Cousteau, recognized youth as “the hope for our oceans.” Across the globe, there is […]

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  • Youth Making Waves for Ocean Conservation

    2016 brought a variety of challenges and triumphs for our oceans. While the world faced the hottest year on record and Australia’s Great Barrier Reef suffered from its largest coral bleaching event, we were still able to celebrate the establishment of the largest marine protected areas on earth in Hawaii and Antarctica, and cities and […]

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  • ISG+ Final Report: Philadelphia Zoo visitors say an overwhelming yes to “Saving Energy to Save Wildlife!”

      After almost a year of testing and active recruitment for our study, we’ve been learning a lot about how to engage visitors on the issue of Saving Energy to Save Wildlife! We have been humbled by our visitor’s trust in us and wowed by their willingness to pledge to reduce their household energy use. […]

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  • The Houston Zoo Explores Whether Artistic Displays Inspire Conservation Action!

    This guest post is by Martha Parker, Conservation Impact Manager at The Houston Zoo. The Houston Zoo is committed to saving wildlife through partnerships and the support of global and local conservation projects, while connecting the Houston community to wildlife at the Zoo and inspiring them to action. To help fulfill our goal of saving wildlife, the […]

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  • ISG+ Final Report: Seattle Youth Climate Action Network is Looking Back and Planning Ahead!

    This guest post by Eli Weiss of Woodland Park Zoo is the last in a 3-part series on their Innovative Solutions Grants+ project, exploring how teens in the Seattle area can empower each other and their peers for action on climate change. When the idea of Seattle Youth Climate Action Network was hatched in the fall […]

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