The Houston Zoo Explores Whether Artistic Displays Inspire Conservation Action!

This guest post is by Martha Parker, Conservation Impact Manager at The Houston Zoo. The Houston Zoo is committed to saving wildlife through partnerships and the support of global and local conservation projects, while connecting the Houston community to wildlife at the Zoo and inspiring them to action. To help fulfill our goal of saving wildlife, the […]

Rising Up for the Ocean

  Growing up on the coast of Florida, I had the chance to connect to unique marine environments and their inhabitants at an early age. Experiences with my family exploring Florida’s water resources, and learning more about these habitats through summer camps and education programs prompted my first interest in the wonder of the ocean. […]

ISG+ Update: Zoo-Alive teen volunteers at the Saint Louis Zoo take the #byetobags pledge and spread the word!

This guest post is submitted by Kirinne Slaughter at the Saint Louis Zoo, and is the second in a 3-part series on their Innovative Solutions Grants+ project. Since our last post, our Zoo ALIVE (ZA) teen volunteers have been hard at work helping Zoo visitors say #byetobags! Successfully building on the lessons learned from the […]

Happy World Oceans Day!

Feliz Día Mundial de los Océanos!   ハッピー世界海洋デー   سعيد اليوم العالمي للمحيطات Vrolijk Wereld Oceanen Dag! Bonne Journée Mondiale de l’Océan!     ਧੰਨ ਵਿਸ਼ਵ ਸਮੁੰਦਰ ਦਿਵਸ!       世界海洋日快樂 Feliz Dia Mundial dos Oceanos! Fröhlichen Tag des Meeres!     हैप्पी विश्व महासागर दिवस के अवसर!         Счастливый Всемирный […]

Last minute World Oceans Day event ideas!

Last minute ways to mark this special day! World Oceans Day is just around the corner, but it’s never too late to plan a great activity or event to celebrate World Oceans Day on June 8th! Here are some last-minute, quick n’ easy ways to do something to celebrate World Oceans Day and help out […]

10 ways your zoo or aquarium can reduce plastic use

There is growing public awareness about the troubling accumulation of plastics in the environment, particularly in the oceans. Luckily, we are in a unique position to turn the tides on plastic use and disposal. Association of Zoos and Aquariums accredited institutions are trusted conservation organizations with millions of visitors annually. We can lead by example […]

Research: Our green practices can inspire guests to make change

For zoos, aquariums, and other informal science education centers, the message should be “Don’t do as I say, do as I do!” Read the full article from Douglas Meyer in AZA’s Connect magazine. If you want to help your guests be more environmentally-friendly, you can start by telling them what your institution is doing. It […]