• 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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  • Seas the Day in September – Amplify Your Impact

    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: climate change is… awkward?

    In this week’s round up: making the link between healthy ecosystems and ‘green’ actions, the basics on communicating climate and extreme weather, and audience insights. We’re reorganizing our communications round ups to be more useful – please give us your feedback! If you’re a science communicator or educator at an informal science center (such as […]

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  • We’ll see you in Kansas City!

    Things are getting exciting here as we prepare to leave for the AZA Annual Conference in Kansas City. Here are some last minute updates and invite for our partners who will be there! Funding opportunity for our partners We will soon be announcing some great news as just last week we learned that NOAA has […]

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  • Insights and Updates from The Ocean Project: Summer 2013

    The Ocean Project is pleased to present this latest update on our collaborative communications initiative for our zoo, aquarium and museum (ZAM) partners, and others in the wider ocean conservation community. In this issue we highlight the attention the initiative’s research will be receiving at the annual AZA conference, progress with the green power pilot […]

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  • Round-Up: Grassy lawns are SO out, Solar is SO in

    In this week’s round-up: climate change’s impact on marine life, decoding sustainable development, and grassless, solar-powered homes. 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 the […]

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