• 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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  • Readying for a new round of concern and questions about climate change

    A draft of the latest report from the United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) was recently leaked to news outlets, and partners may want to prepare for  the possibilities that will come with this spike in coverage, both now around the draft and later around the final version. As a quick recap, a […]

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  • Seas the Day in August – Be Water Wise

    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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  • Round Up: your sweater-wearing beer-drinking football watching at risk

    In the round up this week: more on morals, climate framing tips, and some cool links. 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 most […]

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  • Fun and easy: the key to making people excited to help the ocean

    We were thrilled that so many of our zoo and aquarium partners joined us in promoting Ocean Promises encouraging visitors to pledge to do something to help the ocean.  We had more than 300 promises sent to us with hundreds more collected at World Oceans Day events. Our partners were especially enthusiastic about this activity, […]

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  • Shark Week: Sink your teeth into these Shark Conservation Tips

    In light of Shark Week, many of our partner ZAMs are making an effort to spread awareness of the issues harming shark populations and sharing tips to help the cause. Here are a few tips to share with visitors to help keep the many threatened sharks species from disappearing from the oceans: Learn the issues and spread […]

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  • Shark Week: ZAMs are taking a bite out of shark conservation projects

    Many shark enthusiasts are taking advantage of the Shark Week hype to bring awareness to these misunderstood and mistreated animals. All around the world, our partner ZAMs (zoos, aquariums, and museums) are taking action to conserve shark populations while studying and bringing attention to the issues endangering sharks. Here are a few examples of the steps […]

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  • 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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