• 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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  • ISG+ Update: Oregon Coast Aquarium teens set out to slay vampires

    This guest post by Teresa Mealy of Oregon Coast Aquarium is the second in a 3-part series on their Innovative Solutions Grants+ project, exploring the question “How do we fuel behavior changes in teens to decrease their impact on ocean acidification?” The Oregon Coast Aquarium’s youth volunteer group has been busy learning the ins and […]

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  • Seas the Day in September – Amplify Your Impact

    “How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.” – Anne Frank “If one is lucky, a solitary fantasy can totally transform one million realities.” – Maya Angelou “Anyone can hold the helm when the sea is calm.” – Publilius Syrus Last month we talked about conserving […]

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  • Communications medley: activating communities

    In this week’s round up: How not to overwhelm people about climate change, and to work together as a community to stop it.If you’re a science communicator or educator at an informal science center (such as a zoo, aquarium, or museum) trying to understand the perspectives of your audience and find ways to promote conservation […]

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  • Seas the Day in August – Be Water Wise

    “Earth provides enough to satisfy every man’s needs, but not ever man’s greed.” –Gandhi   “Water, water every where And all the boards did shrink; Water, water, every where, nor any drop to drink.”  -Coleridge  “Seas” the month of August by thinking about your water consumption. Our blue planet is covered in water, but most […]

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  • ISG+ Update: NC Aquariums on the (green) power of interpretation

    This guest post by Windy Arey-Kent of NC Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores is the second 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 mid-way update on the program. The North Carolina Aquariums, with […]

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  • Communications medley: putting a human face on climate change

    In this week’s round up: How to deliver a relevant message on climate change by framing it as a human problem. If you’re a science communicator or educator at an informal science center (such as a zoo, aquarium, or museum) trying to understand the perspectives of your audience and find ways to promote conservation action – […]

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