Plastic-Free! Zoos, Aquariums and Museums

Many zoos, aquariums, and museums (ZAMs) are already taking action to reduce disposable plastic use at their institutions, which is great in and of itself, and also, the research tells us, a great way to engage your visitors! See here for ideas on how to reduce your organization’s disposable plastic use. With that in mind, here […]

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 […]

Seas the Day in January – Get Inspired

“The least movement is of importance to all nature. The entire ocean is affected by a pebble.” – Blaise Pascal “For whatever we lose (like a you or a me) it’s always ourselves we find in the sea” -e.e. cummings With a new year beginning it’s a perfect time to get inspired by something. The […]

Climate communication: know thy audience, know thyself

Our friends over at EcoAmerica have published an insightful overview, “Communicating on Climate: 13 Steps and Guiding Principles,” that pairs nicely with the recent research by the Climate Literacy Zoo Education Network (CliZEN), as well as the ongoing research we’ve been doing here at The Ocean Project. “Communicating on Climate” offers a set of quick tips for audience […]

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 […]

A story in keeping with the power of story

More than 50 zoo, aquarium and museum professionals woke up early this morning, with many waiting in what may have been the world’s slowest Starbucks line, in order to attend a session at the annual meeting of the American Alliance of Museums that centered on the application of The Ocean Project’s message research at three […]