• ISG+ New Project: Oregon Coast Aquarium sets out to explore empowering youth for change

    This guest post by Teresa Mealy of Oregon Coast Aquarium is the first in a 3-part series on their Innovative Solutions Grants+ project, exploring the question “How do we fuel behavior changes in teens to decrease their impact on ocean acidification?” Drive, enthusiasm and passion for change; these are three qualities that fuel the teen […]

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  • ISG+ New Project: NC Aquariums prepare a green power(ful) experiment

    This guest post by Windy Arey-Kent of NC Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores is the first in a 3-part series on their Innovative Solutions Grants+ project, aimed at testing different approaches to engaging guests for conservation action at aquariums. The North Carolina Aquariums are excited to be working with The Ocean Project on their Innovative […]

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  • Seas the Day February – Get connected!

    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 network) in their efforts to […]

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  • Poll: Red or blue, regulate CO2

    Results from a national survey conducted in late 2013, and made public yesterday by the Yale Project on Climate Change Communication and the George Mason Center for Climate Change research, show strong support for action among Americans of every political orientation. A whopping  83% of Americans say “the U.S. should make an effort to reduce […]

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  • Young women are Monterey Bay Aquarium’s “Ocean Guardians”

    In part 3 of our blog series on past Small Grants projects at zoos and aquariums, Dolores Toledo of Monterey Bay Aquarium shares what they’ve learned about helping young women from diverse backgrounds become confident, science-capable, and personally active in conservation.   Background Monterey Bay Aquarium’s Young Women in Science (YWS) program began in 1999. […]

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  • Seas the Day January- Resolve to do Great

    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 network) in their efforts […]

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  • Aquarium of the Bay: reframing climate change for action

    In part 2 of our blog series on past Small Grants projects at zoos and aquariums, Quinn White of Aquarium of the Bay shares what they’ve learned about making climate change personal, and asking visitors to take action.   Background and summary of project Aquarium of the Bay strives to improve the future of San […]

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  • Communications medley: climate story-time

    In this week’s round up: climate story-time in America, Cyclist tested & business approved, and how to waste less food.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 week we break […]

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  • Communications medley: Baby it’s cold outside

    In this week’s round up: audience insights from new polls, behavior change thoughts, weather’s impact on climate belief, and why your taste for seafood makes whales cry. Welcome to the first round up of the year! I’ve tried to keep things short since there’s a lot of good stuff to cover. If you’re a science […]

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  • Insights from Brevard Zoo’s youth-led environmental summit

    In part 1 of our blog series on past Small Grants projects at zoos and aquariums, Meg Lieth, Children’s Play and Zoo Teen Coordinator at Brevard Zoo , shares lessons for staff and teens learned from Brevard Zoo’s youth-led environmental summit. Click here to see their tips.   On Saturday July 20, 2013, the Zoo Teen […]

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