Advice from the Innovators:  A summary of lessons learned in public engagement from year three of the Innovative Solutions Grants + Program (ISG+)

Our grantees from year three have completed their projects and submitted their final reports, which are filled with tips and lessons for other aquariums and zoos that share their interest in engaging visitors and advancing conservation.  Many thanks to NOAA for making these grants possible. Per your request, we’ve compiled this summary of the top […]

New 2015 research reveals an ocean of opportunities

This is a guest post by Jim Hekkers of Monterey Bay Aquarium and Kathy Sher of National Aquarium Collectively, the two of us have been working in the aquarium world for over 50 years and have watched aquariums work to raise awareness regarding the threats facing our ocean. While we wish we could say that […]

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 […]

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 […]