• Communications medley: consumption v. population and choosing words

    In this week’s round up: group consensus and you, climate prep and word choice, plus – some scary numbers.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 down […]

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  • Communication medley: lessons from Lady Gaga

    In this week’s round up: complicated polling on climate opinions, the so-called ‘climate pause’ is actually a success story, lessons for communicators from Lady Gaga, indigenous leaders abandon faith in the UN, PLUS – can museums advance action AND enhance experience? If you’re a science communicator or educator at an informal science center (such as […]

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  • Seas the Day in November – Rethink your Habits: Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle

    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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  • Communications medley: Audience insights from a proliferation of polls

    In this week’s round up: masses of info about the masses (audience insights!) and some thoughts on mitigating the “polluted science communication environment.”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 […]

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  • Communications medley: the grandkids won’t be alright

    In this week’s round up: the grandkids won’t be alright (if we have anything to say about it), making ocean connections, and a bit of good news. 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 […]

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  • One With Nature: Empowering Teens Through Environmentalism

    Many of Chicago’s middle and high school students spent their Columbus Day holiday resting, sleeping or watching TV. However, a group of 12 students from across the Chicago area could be found in the Shedd Aquarium’s new Teen Lab—the site for this month’s One With Nature meeting—discussing climate change, environmentalism and what they can do […]

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  • Seas the Day in October – being energy e(FISH)ent

    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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  • The power in promoting renewable energy certificates

    The announcement of our innovative solutions grant program seems to have sparked renewed discussion among our partners about the actions that visitors can take to help conserve the ocean. One particularly hot option, no pun intended, is to ask visitors to choose green power as this not only helps the ocean and its animals by reducing […]

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  • Communications medley: the messenger makes the message meaningful

    In this week’s round up: the messenger makes the message meaningful, and Americans have energy highs and lows. 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 down […]

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  • New Grant Program+ Launched

    As part of The Ocean Project’s efforts to help our partner zoos, aquariums, museums (ZAMs) develop into the most effective centers for conservation leadership and advance conservation action, we are pleased to announce a new grants program for our partners. With thanks to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) who has funded the first […]

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