ISG+ Final Report: Connecting Ocean Conservation and Community Engagement at the National Aquarium

This guest post, by Gabrielle Roffe and Curtis Bennett of the National Aquarium’s Conservation Department is the last in a 3-part series on their Innovative Solutions Grants+ project. This project has addressed the issue of marine debris by implementing a new approach to community engagement, with a specific focus on building our connection with the Hispanic communities near […]

ISG+ update: Connecting Ocean Conservation and Community Engagement at the National Aquarium

This guest post, by Gabrielle Roffe and Curtis Bennett of the National Aquarium’s Conservation Department is the second in a 3-part series on their Innovative Solutions Grants+ project. This project will be addressing the issue of marine debris by implementing a new approach to community engagement, with a specific focus on building our connection with the […]

ISG+ New Project: Florida Aquarium investigates a co-designed ‘ask’ for engagement

This guest post, by VP of Education Debbi Stone at Florida Aquarium is the first in a 3-part series on their Innovative Solutions Grants+ project. The Aquarium’s project asks “Can we gain valuable insights about how to engage an underrepresented audience by working together to design the approach?” The Ask As a mission-based institution committed […]

Young women are Monterey Bay Aquarium’s “Ocean Guardians”

In part 3 of our blog series on past Small Grants projects at zoos and aquariums, Dolores Toledo of Monterey Bay Aquarium shares what they’ve learned about helping young women from diverse backgrounds become confident, science-capable, and personally active in conservation.   Background Monterey Bay Aquarium’s Young Women in Science (YWS) program began in 1999. […]

Communication medley: lessons from Lady Gaga

In this week’s round up: complicated polling on climate opinions, the so-called ‘climate pause’ is actually a success story, lessons for communicators from Lady Gaga, indigenous leaders abandon faith in the UN, PLUS – can museums advance action AND enhance experience? If you’re a science communicator or educator at an informal science center (such as […]

Communications medley: the grandkids won’t be alright

In this week’s round up: the grandkids won’t be alright (if we have anything to say about it), making ocean connections, and a bit of good news. If you’re a science communicator or educator at an informal science center (such as a zoo, aquarium, or museum) trying to encourage conservation action – this is the […]

Weekly Round Up: Climate? Si se puede!

In the round up this week: diverse perspectives on environmental justice, zoos and aquariums making change, and new research. I’ve tried to keep descriptions brief this round up because there’s so much good stuff! If you’re a science communicator or educator at an informal science center (such as a zoo, aquarium, or museum) trying to […]

Weekly Round Up: play to the audience

In the round up this week: newest audience insights, why bliss is ignorance when it comes to climate change, teen flight, and more. Lots to cover today so summaries will be brief – but it’s all highly recommended! If you’re a science communicator or educator at an informal science center (such as a zoo, aquarium, […]