ISG + Update: Philadelphia Zoo’s energy study goes live!

This guest post by Wei Ying Wong of Philadelphia Zoo is a follow up to the previous blog 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. We’re live! As a quick addition, we are pleased […]

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 […]

Poll: Red or blue, regulate CO2

Results from a national survey conducted in late 2013, and made public yesterday by the Yale Project on Climate Change Communication and the George Mason Center for Climate Change research, show strong support for action among Americans of every political orientation. A whopping  83% of Americans say “the U.S. should make an effort to reduce […]

Seas the Day in October – being energy e(FISH)ent

The Seas the Day initiative encourages and empowers people to take ocean conservation personally. Each month, we feature a new conservation theme with ways to help so come back regularly for more ocean-friendly ideas and tips! Created mainly to support our partner ZAMs (Zoos, Aquariums, and Museums and other visitor-serving organizations involved in our growing network) in their efforts […]

The power in promoting renewable energy certificates

The announcement of our innovative solutions grant program seems to have sparked renewed discussion among our partners about the actions that visitors can take to help conserve the ocean. One particularly hot option, no pun intended, is to ask visitors to choose green power as this not only helps the ocean and its animals by reducing […]

Weekly Roundup: Americans have an attitude

LOTS of good stuff today in the round-up! Of course by “good” I mean “interesting,” considering the first item. This week we cover an apathetic global public, playing games with Al Gore, and how losing predators means gaining harmful CO2. The Ocean Project posts these round-ups of key strategic ocean and climate communication resources we’ve […]

Communicating Conservation: Weekly Resources and News

The Ocean Project will be posting weekly roundups of the key strategic ocean and climate communication resources we’ve been tweeting. Each link will be posted with a short description of what you’ll find—please feel free to ask us any questions! News & Discussion Check out these timely articles and essays which may be helpful for […]