• 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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  • Aquariums invite guests to meet sharks for fun and conservation

    We’re well into Shark Week 2014, and there’s a huge need to represent TRUE shark facts on social media and our outreach. Last year, there were almost 3 million tweets about sharks during this event! You can see Upwell’s great coverage of how things went in 2013. All of this attention means it’s a great […]

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  • Severe Weather Alert for This Week:

    The Internet Will be Flooded with Virtual Sharks Shark Week is about to take the internet by storm – a Sharknado-sized flood of social media focusing on sharks is set to hit this week! This is a great chance to reach out on social media about why sharks aren’t just an amazing spectacle – they’re […]

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  • Seas the Day in July – Eating for a Better World

     “After a good dinner one can forgive anybody, even one’s own relations.” -Oscar Wilde “If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world.” -J.R.R. Tolkin “Seas” the days of July by thinking about what you eat. Your well-traveled food comes from all over the world, […]

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  • Communications medley: costs of climate change and the power of storytelling

    In this week’s round up: Talking to businesses about the economic impacts of climate change, and the importance of being a good story teller. 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 […]

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  • Environmental communications lessons: always relevant

    This is a guest post by Deb Kerr who has worked with The Ocean Project as consultant on youth engagement. Most of my talks lately have begun with a “Family Feud”-style question with an environmental twist. Relying on excellent research from The Ocean Project (TOP), I pose this question to the audience: “Americans said, ‘I […]

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  • Seas the Day in June – Explore the Outdoors

    “Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore.” -André Gide “Not all those who wander are lost.” -J.R.R. Tolkien We live on a planet that’s mostly covered by an ocean, let’s explore it! The warm month of June is a perfect time to go outside and have […]

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