• Weekly Round Up: Bringing morals and human rights into the picture

    In the round up this week: Moral arguments sway public opinions, bringing human rights into the story to make a big impact, and polls reveal shifting political views of Americans. 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 – […]

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  • Taking the dive part III – Seattle Aquarium takes action for World Oceans Day

    In Part I of our series on conservation asks at World Oceans Day events, we explained the concept of seizing these unique opportunities to encourage your visitors to take environmentally-friendly actions (conservation ‘asks.’) In Part II of the series, we introduced you to how an innovative pilot program at California Academy of Sciences is exploring […]

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  • Two fish with one hook: Conservation action at World Oceans Day Events

    Many zoos, aquariums, and museums (ZAMs) consider inspiring conservation one of their major goals for interacting with their visitors and the public. Recently, many of our partner ZAMs helped their visitors take a first step for ocean conservation by getting them involved at World Oceans Day celebrations. Smart staff “caught two fish with one hook” […]

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  • Weekly Round Up: ecosystems at our service

    In the round up this week: ecosystems at our service, bag the nag if you want shoppers to be green, and keeping up with the Joneses lawn. 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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  • Seas the Day in July – Eating for a Better World

    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) […]

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  • Weekly Round Up: the facts don’t lie – but our brains do

    In the round up this week: our brains twist the truth based on our preexisting opinions, the army says baby, don’t drill!, and Americans don’t feel threatened by climate change.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 […]

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  • Happy belated birthday the father of the nature documentary

    This is a guest post by Stephen WhitmoreJacques Cousteau, who would have turned 103 years old on June 11th, once remarked that “the sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in its net forever.” Cousteau’s films and lifetime of work did more to cast that spell by increasing public awareness and interest in the […]

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  • Weekly Round Up: Climate? Si se puede!

    In the round up this week: diverse perspectives on environmental justice, zoos and aquariums making change, and new research. I’ve tried to keep descriptions brief this round up because there’s so much good stuff! If you’re a science communicator or educator at an informal science center (such as a zoo, aquarium, or museum) trying to […]

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  • Seas the Day in June – Explore the Outdoors!

    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) […]

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  • Applying research, inspiring recycling

    Two of our partners recently reported on efforts to improve on-site recycling by applying some of the lessons learned from the communications research. Their efforts, each sparked by strategy sessions with The Ocean Project, brought impressive results as well as ideas for improvements.   The Virginia Aquarium and Marine Science Center In the summer of […]

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