• Celebrate the World’s Oceans this Earth Day!

    Every April 22, events are held worldwide to celebrate our planet and raise awareness about threats to environmental health, like climate change and pollution. Many of these efforts tend to have a terrestrial focus. While addressing terrestrial issues and taking action on land are crucial in working towards a sustainable future, don’t overlook the importance […]

    Continue reading
  • June 8th is World Oceans Day – It’s time to take action for the ocean!

    World Oceans Day is the annual day of ocean celebration and action around the world. As people all over our blue planet prepare to celebrate under the theme “Healthy Oceans, Healthy Planet,” we get a lot of questions. Here are some answers to those FAQ’s, and, of course, don’t forget to promote your celebration plans by registering […]

    Continue reading
  • ISG+ Final Report: The Florida Aquarium’s Collaborative Approach to Community Engagement

    This guest post, by VP of Education Debbi Stone at The Florida Aquarium, is the final in a 3-part series on their Innovative Solutions Grants+ project, supported by a grant from NOAA to The Ocean Project. The Aquarium’s project asks “Can we gain valuable insights about how to engage an underrepresented audience by working together to […]

    Continue reading
  • ISG + Update: Philadelphia Zoo’s energy study goes live!

    This guest post by Wei Ying Wong of Philadelphia Zoo is a follow up to the previous blog on Philadelphia Zoo’s Innovative Solutions Grants+ project. They’re exploring a new way of evaluating long-term conservation behavior change, specifically home energy use, in visitors to the zoo’s KidZooU exhibit. We’re live! As a quick addition, we are pleased […]

    Continue reading
  • ISG+ New Project: Tasting Sustainability at the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum

    This guest post is submitted by Debbie Colodner, Director of Conservation Education and Science from the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, and is the first in a 3-part series on their Innovative Solutions Grants+ project where they are partnered with Leading for Good to see if they can move the needle on sustainable seafood in Tucson, Arizona. Some might […]

    Continue reading
  • ISG+ New Project: Zoo ALIVE Teen Volunteers at the Saint Louis Zoo say #ByetoBags … and ask that you do too!

    This guest post is submitted by Kirinne Slaughter at the Saint Louis Zoo, and is the first in a 3-part series on their Innovative Solutions Grants+ project. Building on the Better Bag Challenge For more than a decade, the Zoo ALIVE (Active Leaders In Volunteer Education) Teen Volunteers at the Saint Louis Zoo have been educating zoo […]

    Continue reading
  • ISG+ New Project: 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 first 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 Hispanic communities near […]

    Continue reading
  • Pre-order your reusable bags for World Oceans Day 2016!

    Better Bag Challenge Opportunity Act now to receive reusable bags for World Oceans Day 2016! We have a special opportunity for our partners but limited time to take advantage of it! After successfully piloting the Better Bag Challenge at several partner aquariums and zoos last year (see results here) we’re providing partners with a special offer […]

    Continue reading
  • ISG+ Final Report: Survey Says… ZooTeens at Riverbanks Zoo and Garden spur visitors to action!

    This guest post by Director of Education, Elizabeth Clemens, and Coordinator of ZooTeens and Scout Programs, Syndi Castelluccio, of Riverbanks Zoo and Garden is their final in a 3-part series on their Innovative Solutions Grants+ project, which investigates how engaging with teens and receiving incentives can impact zoo guest behavior. Sailing Along… The Riverbanks Zoo and Garden’s ZooTeen volunteers […]

    Continue reading
  • ISG+ Final Report: Seattle Youth CAN works to combat climate change

    This guest post by Eli Weiss of Woodland Park Zoo is the third in a 3-part series on their Innovative Solutions Grants+ project, exploring how teens in the Seattle area can empower each other and their peers for action on climate change. What we have to celebrate As we wrap up our first year with […]

    Continue reading