• ISG+ Update: Tasting Sustainability at the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum

    This guest post is submitted by Debbie Colodner, Director of Conservation Education and Science from the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, and is the second in a 3-part series on their Innovative Solutions Grants+ project where they are partnered with Leading for Good to see if they can move the needle on sustainable seafood in Tucson, Arizona. As […]

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  • ISG+ Update: Zoo-Alive teen volunteers at the Saint Louis Zoo take the #byetobags pledge and spread the word!

    This guest post is submitted by Kirinne Slaughter at the Saint Louis Zoo, and is the second in a 3-part series on their Innovative Solutions Grants+ project. Since our last post, our Zoo ALIVE (ZA) teen volunteers have been hard at work helping Zoo visitors say #byetobags! Successfully building on the lessons learned from the […]

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  • ISG+ Midterm Report: Woodland Park Zoo teens inspire peers to take a stand on climate change

    This guest post by Eli Weiss of Woodland Park Zoo is the 2nd in a 3-part series on their Innovative Solutions Grants+ project, exploring how teens in the Seattle area can empower each other and their peers for action on climate change. In 2016 our focus for Seattle Youth Climate Action Network has been to […]

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  • ISG+ update: Connecting Ocean Conservation and Community Engagement at the National Aquarium

    This guest post, by Gabrielle Roffe and Curtis Bennett of the National Aquarium’s Conservation Department is the second in a 3-part series on their Innovative Solutions Grants+ project. This project will be addressing the issue of marine debris by implementing a new approach to community engagement, with a specific focus on building our connection with the […]

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  • Thank you for celebrating World Oceans Day 2016!

    Over the past two weeks, hundreds of events were held, thousands of individuals celebrated, and millions of people were engaged online for World Oceans Day. Aquariums and zoos, and other visitor-serving organizations once again played an integral role in the festivities, inspiring and activating thousands of visitors. Thank you so much for being a part of […]

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  • Happy World Oceans Day!

    Feliz Día Mundial de los Océanos!   ハッピー世界海洋デー   سعيد اليوم العالمي للمحيطات Vrolijk Wereld Oceanen Dag! Bonne Journée Mondiale de l’Océan!     ਧੰਨ ਵਿਸ਼ਵ ਸਮੁੰਦਰ ਦਿਵਸ!       世界海洋日快樂 Feliz Dia Mundial dos Oceanos! Fröhlichen Tag des Meeres!     हैप्पी विश्व महासागर दिवस के अवसर!         Счастливый Всемирный […]

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  • Last minute World Oceans Day event ideas!

    Last minute ways to mark this special day! World Oceans Day is just around the corner, but it’s never too late to plan a great activity or event to celebrate World Oceans Day on June 8th! Here are some last-minute, quick n’ easy ways to do something to celebrate World Oceans Day and help out […]

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  • Plastic-Free! Zoos, Aquariums and Museums

    Photo Credit: Flickr user Kat Many zoos, aquariums, and museums (ZAMs) are already taking action to reduce disposable plastic use at their institutions, which is great in and of itself, and also, the research tells us, a great way to engage your visitors! See here for ideas on how to reduce your organization’s disposable plastic use. […]

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  • Celebrate the World’s Oceans this Earth Day!

    Credit: Ocean Conservancy Every April 22, events are held worldwide to celebrate our planet and raise awareness about threats to environmental health, like climate change and pollution. Many of these efforts tend to have a terrestrial focus. While addressing terrestrial issues and taking action on land are crucial in working towards a sustainable future, don’t […]

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  • June 8th is World Oceans Day – It’s time to take action for the ocean!

    World Oceans Day is the annual day of ocean celebration and action around the world. As people all over our blue planet prepare to celebrate under the theme “Healthy Oceans, Healthy Planet,” we get a lot of questions. Here are some answers to those FAQ’s, and, of course, don’t forget to promote your celebration plans by registering […]

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