Visitor engagement opportunity: new CA microbead ban

Great news in ocean conservation: Today the Governor of California signed the toughest bill to date banning microbeads. Our research suggests that news events like this one offer an important, albeit often fleeting opportunity, to connect with guests on ocean issues. We encourage you, especially staff at zoos and aquariums, to take advantage of it! Why talk […]

Congrats! New Innovative Solutions Grants+ awardees announced

For over 18 years, The Ocean Project has been advancing conservation in partnership with zoos, aquariums, museums, and other visitor-serving organizations around the country and the world. We’ve provided strategic resources and tools to help our network of partners effectively engage visitors, both onsite and online so that together we can solve issues in our backyards […]

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 […]

Innovative Solutions: Three projects completed, some great advice, and new opportunities ahead!

The three winners from the initial round of The Ocean Project’s Innovative Solutions Grants+ Program completed their projects earlier this year, and since that time we’ve been compiling the cross referencing the results to help guide those getting ready to submit their applications for next year, and prepare for a session at the AZA Annual […]

ISG+ Update: Teens at Riverbanks Zoo and Garden get their hands dirty

This guest post, by Director of Education Elizabeth Clemens and Coordinator of ZooTeens and Scout Programs Syndi Castelluccio, from Riverbanks Zoo and Garden is the second in a 3-part series on their Innovative Solutions Grants+ project, which investigates how engaging with teens and receiving incentives can impact zoo guest behavior. The Adventure Continues As reported in […]

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, […]

Seas the Day in June – Explore the Outdoors!

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 […]