• Empowering youth to take meaningful conservation action

    Not only is our market research telling us that youth of today are the most socially conscious and environmentally aware generation, but also another recent study shows that “(not) since 1972 has generation played such a significant role in voter preferences as it has in recent elections”. This is great news for our efforts with […]

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  • Small Grant Winners Announced

    Thanks to all who applied for a grant in the second round of The Ocean Project’s Small Grants Program! We had an even more competitive pool of applicants this second round and lots of great ideas. Our Advisory Board had a challenging time deciding on the award winners. After an extensive selection process, we are […]

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  • U.S. Students’ Entrepreneurial Energy Waiting to Be Tapped

    This Gallup poll talks more to the issue of job creation, etc. but echoes many of our research findings, and provides more good fodder for focusing on youth. Among the implications Like U.S. adults, the Gallup-HOPE Index data suggest an important segment of the American student population demonstrates attitudes often ascribed to entrepreneurs. Previous Gallup […]

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  • Small Grants Program Funding Opportunity

    Have a great idea for advancing conservation? We just launched our latest round of Small Grants RFP for projects. In April, our advisory panel selected proposals from three organizations – Aquarium of the Bay, Detroit Zoological Society, and Utah’s Hogle Zoo – which will be implementing projects that integrate The Ocean Project’s market research findings. […]

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  • Public and Stakeholder Session of the National Coastal and Marine Spatial Planning Workshop

    The National Ocean Council invites the public and stakeholders to join in a public session on Coastal and Marine Spatial Planning (CMSP) in Washington, DC on June 21, 2011.This public session will take place on Tuesday, June 21, from 9:00 am to 5:30 pm, in the Yates Auditorium at the U.S. Department of the Interior, […]

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  • New World Oceans Day Site Launched for World Community

    Are you celebrating this June 8<sup>th</sup>? Check out the new World Oceans Day website for event lists, promotional materials, interaction with others around the world, and more!This new homepage is meant for the international World Oceans Day community to share their plans and ideas. The site features a brand new layout, easier navigation, and an […]

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  • Reaching Millennials: Youth and the Internet

    Mom and Dad might set the curfew, but who has the most influence when it comes to environmental information in most homes?Research by The Ocean Project and others has shown that parents consider their teens and tweens to be the most knowledgeable and environmentally conscious members of the family. Young people wield a great deal of […]

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  • Announcing The Ocean Project Small Grants Program

    Grants are available to zoos, aquariums, and museums for demonstration projects that best integrate and test The Ocean Project’s market research findings (available for download here). Successful projects would clearly enhance meaningful participation in conservation action by youth and/or minorities. Apply by March 15, 2011. Click here for more information.

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  • Opportunity to comment on National Ocean Policy strategic action plans

    Today the US National Ocean Council announced that it is seeking public input as it develops strategic action plans for nine priority objectives described in the Final Recommendations of the Interagency Ocean Policy Task Force.  These objectives seek to address some of the most pressing challenges facing the ocean, our coasts, and the Great Lakes.Public […]

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  • NOAA Announces Environmental Literacy Grants for Science Education

    NOAA’s Office of Education announced today that it has awarded grants totaling more than $8 million to seventeen institutions – including several TOP Partners – across the country to engage the public in science education activities that improve understanding and stewardship of the local and global environment. These seventeen grants will fund thirteen projects: University […]

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