• Seas the Day December – Give Back to the Environment

    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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  • Talking to Teens about Talking to Angry “Birds”

    Deb Kerr on why teens who want environmental action don’t need to preach to the choir nor the critics. Relief. That’s the first reaction I get from teenagers when I start explaining the choir, congregation and non-believer model—relief to be off the hook and no longer under pressure to persuade and convert someone who is […]

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  • The Ocean Project Innovative Solutions grant winners announced!

    With thanks to National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) over the last several years, The Ocean Project has been helping our partner zoos, aquariums, and museums (ZAMs) advance conservation action. Most recently, NOAA Education has funded the first year of a three-year project that will allow The Ocean Project to invest in supporting innovators in […]

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  • Communications medley: Solar boom, car crash

    In this week’s round up: finding common ground on our values, a crash in Americans commuting by car, DON’T buy buy buy – for the children, and more. 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 […]

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  • Climate communication: know thy audience, know thyself

    Our friends over at EcoAmerica have published an insightful overview, “Communicating on Climate: 13 Steps and Guiding Principles,” that pairs nicely with the recent research by the Climate Literacy Zoo Education Network (CliZEN), as well as the ongoing research we’ve been doing here at The Ocean Project. “Communicating on Climate” offers a set of quick tips for audience […]

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  • Support World Oceans Day for a healthy ocean

    We’re excited to announce our end-of-year crowdfunding campaign to support World Oceans Day! Our goal is make World Oceans Day bigger and better – in 2014 and beyond. Whether you’re able to contribute $1 or $1,000, every donation will help us increase the reach and impact of this annual day of celebration. Join us in […]

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  • 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 […]

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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 […]

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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! […]

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