• ISG+ New Project: Philadelphia Zoo asks, “Can an exhibit change visitor behavior at home?”

    This guest post by Wei Ying Wong of Philadelphia Zoo is the first in a 3-part series on Philadelphia Zoo’s Innovative Solutions Grants+ project. They’re exploring a new way of evaluating long-term conservation behavior change, specifically home energy use, in visitors to the zoo’s KidZooU exhibit. As a conservation institution, the Philadelphia Zoo is committed […]

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  • ISG+ Final Report: What we learned at the NC Aquariums

    This guest post by Windy Arey-Kent of NC Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores is the final in a 3-part series on NC Aquariums’ Innovative Solutions Grants+ project, aimed at testing different approaches to engaging guests for conservation action at aquariums. This blog post is a look at what NC Aquariums learned as a result of […]

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  • Seas the Day in January – Get Inspired

    “The least movement is of importance to all nature. The entire ocean is affected by a pebble.” – Blaise Pascal “For whatever we lose (like a you or a me) it’s always ourselves we find in the sea” -e.e. cummings With a new year beginning it’s a perfect time to get inspired by something. The […]

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  • ISG+ New Project: Climate change action? Seattle youth CAN!

    This guest post by Eli Weiss of Woodland Park Zoo is the first 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. The Path Forward At the Woodland Park Zoo, we have been working for […]

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  • Tell a local story

    The average person has 50,000 – 70,000 thoughts every single day. That’s a LOT of ideas to be sorted and dealt with! Considering the mental maelstrom, how can we make the complex threat of climate change seem worth not only thinking about, but possibly making major life changes to address? One reason climate change is […]

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  • Tell a wildly emotional story

    Climate change is a big story. It’s such a big story in fact, it sometimes seems larger than life – and WAY too big to do anything about. As we’ve talked about before, it’s important to keep climate change real and tangible. One way to do that is to narrow the frame and tell a […]

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  • Seas the Day in November – Rethink Your Habits

    We won’t have a society if we destroy the environment. – Margaret Mead Our personal consumer choices have ecological, social, and spiritual consequences. It is time to re-examine some of our deeply held notions that underlie our lifestyles. – David Suzuki Last month we talked about reducing our use of electricity. That is just one […]

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  • Partners and friends: join us and make a difference for the ocean

    The Ocean Project’s partner network of around 2,000 organizations has grown from a handful of founding North American aquariums into the world’s most extensive network for advancing ocean education and action. For 16 years we’ve worked to help our partners become as effective as possible at communicating about and for conservation. One of the most […]

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  • ISG+ Update: NEAq ClimaTeens in the public spotlight for a green future

    This guest post by Sylvia Scharf of New England Aquarium is the second in a 3-part series on their Innovative Solutions Grants+ project, which investigates how teen ambassadors can make a difference for their city’s green future. The previous post presented the project, this is an update on what’s happened since. How do we engage […]

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  • Seas the Day in October – Being Energy E(fish)ent

    “To waste, to destroy our natural resources, to skin and exhaust the land instead of using it so as to increase its usefulness, will result in undermining in the days of our children the very prosperity which we ought by right to hand down to them amplified and developed.” – Theodore Roosevelt “Energy will be […]

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