• NOAA Announces Ocean Education Grants to Aquariums

    On October 5, NOAA announced 11 grants totaling more than $9 million that will create new education projects in aquariums across the nation. The projects will educate visitors about the ocean and encourage better stewardship of the marine environment. Read NOAA’s full news posting.

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  • Act now to improve environmental literacy

    The Ocean Project is working with a diverse coalition to secure broad bipartisan in Congress to help advance ocean conservation by improving environmental literacy and, as a result, American competitiveness in the global economy.Representative Lois Capps (Democrat from California’s 23rd congressional district) recently introduced a bill, HR. 3644, the Bay-Watershed Education and Training Regional Program […]

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  • The Ocean Picture Of the Day

    Due to the overwhelming success of both the Earth Science Picture of the Day (ESPOD) and Astronomy Picture of the Day (APOD) daily picture sites, The Ocean Project has rolled out the Ocean Picture of the Day (OPOD), available to you since September 1, 2009. While the ESPOD and APOD sites connect us to scientific […]

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  • Once in a Lifetime Opportunity for our Oceans, Coasts, and Great Lakes

    Earlier this month The Ocean Project submitted comments to President Obama and the Interagency Ocean Policy Task Force in order to help them develop the most effective national policy to protect and conserve our oceans, coasts, and Great Lakes. The Ocean Project’s letter focused on how it is critical to include a comprehensive federal strategy […]

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  • American Psychological Association Task Force on Psychology and Climate Change

    Why do people continually say that issues such as climate change are important but people don’t feel a sense of urgency? Perhaps psychologists can help get people to act. A recent press release from the American Psychological Association opens by saying: While most Americans think climate change is an important issue, they don’t see it […]

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  • 2010 Seas the Day wall calendar now available!

    For 2010, The Ocean Project teamed up with Smithsonian to produce a special Seas the Day wall calendar. Once again, the calendar features the amazing underwater photography of Wolcott Henry, as well as monthly tips on ways to make a positive contribution to sustaining and safeguarding our ocean.The 12″x12″ images are stunning, and the Seas […]

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  • Time to Help Shape National Ocean Policy

    President Obama established an Ocean Policy Task Force in June that is now seeking public comments. Anyone can comment and we encourage all to do so, even if you can only spend a few minutes submitting your thoughts online.We encourage all our Partner ZAMs and others to take advantage of this opportunity to get more […]

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  • Looking for Volunteers!

    The Ocean Project is seeking volunteers around the world to help us achieve our mission. Our network of Partners continues to grow, with nearly 1,000 Partners from 85 countries, and we manage our work with a relatively small team: one full time staff member and a couple of part-time staff and interns at this time…so […]

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  • Largest-Ever Environmental Survey Released

    Just in case you missed it last month…In advance of World Oceans Day The Ocean Project released the results from a sweeping new national survey. America, the Ocean, and Climate Change: New Research Insights for Conservation, Awareness, and Action surveyed over 22,000 Americans on a comprehensive range of ocean- and environment-related topics. It is the […]

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  • Oceans need policy action from ZAMs

    Our world ocean suffers from a lack of international leadership, we in the United States still need a comprehensive national ocean policy, and according to our latest research and that of others, our society clearly lacks any sort of collective conservation consciousness.Aggressive and strong conservation-minded policies are direly needed, and zoos, aquariums, museums (ZAMs), and […]

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