• Opportunity to comment on National Ocean Policy strategic action plans

    Today the US National Ocean Council announced that it is seeking public input as it develops strategic action plans for nine priority objectives described in the Final Recommendations of the Interagency Ocean Policy Task Force.  These objectives seek to address some of the most pressing challenges facing the ocean, our coasts, and the Great Lakes.Public […]

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  • The Youth Effect: a toolkit for decision makers on engaging with youth

    Sometimes clichés ring true: The youth are our future; and they need to have a say in its direction. Unfortunately, youths are a disproportionately unengaged group by organizations that want to make a difference. Many organizations may think it too difficult or feel it is off-mission to add a youth component to their initiatives. On […]

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  • Small Grants Program Funding Opportunity

    Happy New Year! It’s nice to start a new year with good news so here is some for our Partner zoos, aquariums, and museums (ZAMs).To help us achieve our collaborative mission and expand our market research initiative, The Ocean Project was recently awarded a three-year grant from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). One […]

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  • SEASons Greetings from The Ocean Project!

    It has been an eventful year for the health of our ocean planet. Devastating events such as the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico have reminded us of the vulnerability of our ocean, and our duty to take action and protect it. At The Ocean Project we continued to provide our Partners with new […]

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  • The perfect gift for you and the ocean—a junk-free mailbox.

    Did you know? In the U.S. alone, the production of junk mail consumes 28 billion gallons of water and takes enough energy to power 2.8 million cars! The Ocean Project is partnering with 41pounds.org, a nonprofit service which stops postal junk mail. With this service, you can help cut down on junk mail waste while […]

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  • Taking action and changing minds, and vice versa

    As zoos, aquariums, and museums increasingly use market research from The Ocean Project and other sources to become more strategic and effective communicators and educators for conservation action with their audiences, it might prove helpful to see how the environmental movement is showing signs of shifting course in their messaging.Although there are always exceptions, the […]

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  • Time to Take Action on Climate Change Communication

    In today’s issue of Science, a leading a group of respected climate scientists, social scientists, economists, and others put forth a call for the science and funding communities to support a new initiative that will bring the public up to speed quickly on climate change. Concurrently, they launched ClimateEngage.org to have people from all walks […]

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  • NOAA Announces Environmental Literacy Grants for Science Education

    NOAA’s Office of Education announced today that it has awarded grants totaling more than $8 million to seventeen institutions – including several TOP Partners – across the country to engage the public in science education activities that improve understanding and stewardship of the local and global environment. These seventeen grants will fund thirteen projects: University […]

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  • A Decade of Discovery in the World’s Ocean!

    Yoshihiro Fujiwara/JAMSTEC A hydrothermal vent snail, a newly discovered species, is now part of a plethora of sea creatures cataloged in the Census of Marine Life While World Oceans Day 2010 focused on “Oceans of Life”, the theme of the great diversity of life continues throughout this International Year of Biodiversity, as designated by the […]

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  • Expanding our Research Initiative to help our Partners

    The Ocean Project’s market research initiative is already the largest such undertaking ever on behalf of the environment, and it’s about to grow. Over the last three years with major support from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and its Environmental Literacy Grants program, we have been able to conduct cutting edge research and […]

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