• Calling Youth Worldwide to join the World Oceans Day Youth Advisory Council

    Apply to join the World Oceans Day Youth Advisory Council! The World Oceans Day Youth Advisory Council (Council) was created in 2016 to help develop World Oceans Day into a unique way to connect and unite youth around the world for a better future with a healthier ocean that sustains us all, no matter where we live. To […]

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  • Our Precious Ocean Needs Our Protection

    By Amy Kenney, National Ocean Protection Coalition Our relationship with the ocean is powerful and personal. We relish the feeling of sand between our toes, the sound of the waves, the smell of salt air, and the taste of fresh caught seafood. It is irreplaceable and awe-inspiring. Every one of us has the right to […]

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  • When GOOD NEWS changes your plans – encouraging support for Marine Protected Areas in South Africa

    Editorial note: In 2017 The Ocean Project launched a new initiative to support zoos, aquariums, and museums (ZAMs) in getting more involved to effectively inform science-based fisheries policy and advance action for healthy, sustainable marine ecosystems. The focus is U.S.-based visitor-serving institutions but some of the lessons learned can be — and already have been — applied to […]

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  • Collaborating for Conservation in 2019

    Happy Holidays and thank you for all you do to create a healthier blue planet! It has been a year of significant progress and exciting opportunities to collaborate with partner organizations in our growing global network, to individually and collectively take action for a better future. Together we are making an impact! Thank you, too, […]

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  • Conservation Policy Engagement Webinars for Zoos and Aquariums

    Save the Date! First Friday Brown Bag Webinar Series on Conservation Policy Engagement  WHEN: December 7, 2018 – Reviewing the midterm election and the end of a Congress January 11, 2019 – Previewing the new Congress and its influence points (*this webinar is scheduled for second Friday due to proximity to holidays) Save the following […]

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  • South Carolina Aquarium Breaking Down Plastic: A Call to Action to Address Plastic Pollution

    Guest Blog by Al George, Director of Conservation, South Carolina Aquarium [Note from Editor: With it being World Oceans Day week, with the focus on plastic pollution prevention and encouraging solutions for a healthy ocean, this guest blog by Al George at the South Carolina Aquarium seemed rather apropos.] The story of the rise of […]

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  • Youth for the Ocean Launches!

    This month we officially launch the Youth for the Ocean initiative to collaboratively accelerate youth engagement and develop youth leaders for a healthy ocean. We’re excited to partner with you! Our youth initiative will complement and enhance related efforts at The Ocean Project to advance ocean conservation in partnership with zoos, aquariums, museums (ZAMs), youth, and many others worldwide. […]

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  • Meet Our New Director of Youth Initiatives, Rachael Coccia!

    The Ocean Project to happy to announce the hiring of our newest team member, Rachael Coccia. As the Director of Youth Initiatives, Rachael will coordinate the Youth Advisory Council for World Oceans Day and introduce year-round opportunities for youth engagement. This includes collaborating with key partners to develop the Youth for the Ocean (Y4O) initiative. […]

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  • Uniting to Build Ocean Literacy with Children

    As part of our growing youth initiative – helping to engage, educate, and activate young people around the world – we’re excited to announce the launch of a free online resource to promote ocean awareness and literacy, the Global Ocean & Aquatic Library (GOAL). Since our inception 20 years ago, The Ocean Project has been […]

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  • Collaborating for Conservation in 2018

    Happy holiday season! Thank you to all the organizations from around the world that are involved in our partner network and working to advance conservation. Together, we are making a real difference! We hope The Ocean Project’s work to support our partners over the past year – and for nearly 20 years – has been […]

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