• 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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  • Collaborating for Conservation in 2018

    Happy holiday season! Thank you to all the organizations from around the world that are involved in our partner network and working to advance conservation. Together, we are making a real difference! We hope The Ocean Project’s work to support our partners over the past year – and for nearly 20 years – has been […]

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  • Communicating Conservation Effectively with Zoo and Aquarium Guests

    Conservation is the action of protecting and rejuvenating ecosystems so that the plants and animals within them can thrive indefinitely. If those inhabitants could accomplish this on their own, our jobs would be much easier; however, animals are merely the ambassadors for many of the issues that require our intervention (unless you’re a plastic-eating Ideonella […]

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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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  • Pilot project shows that engaging visitors in conservation efforts can inspire commitments and enhance experience!

    During the week surrounding World Oceans Day, 12 zoos, aquariums and museums (ZAMs) participated in a pilot project that had them asking their visitors about helping to address the problem of plastic pollution in our ocean. The response from visitors to the initial ask was positive, generating more than 1,300 (and counting!) commitments. But it […]

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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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