• ISG+ Update: Oregon Coast Aquarium teens set out to slay vampires

    This guest post by Teresa Mealy of Oregon Coast Aquarium is the second in a 3-part series on their Innovative Solutions Grants+ project, exploring the question “How do we fuel behavior changes in teens to decrease their impact on ocean acidification?” The Oregon Coast Aquarium’s youth volunteer group has been busy learning the ins and […]

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  • Seas the Day in September – Amplify Your Impact

    “How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.” – Anne Frank “If one is lucky, a solitary fantasy can totally transform one million realities.” – Maya Angelou “Anyone can hold the helm when the sea is calm.” – Publilius Syrus Last month we talked about conserving […]

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  • Communications medley: activating communities

    In this week’s round up: How not to overwhelm people about climate change, and to work together as a community to stop it.If you’re a science communicator or educator at an informal science center (such as a zoo, aquarium, or museum) trying to understand the perspectives of your audience and find ways to promote conservation […]

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  • Seas the Day in August – Be Water Wise

    “Earth provides enough to satisfy every man’s needs, but not ever man’s greed.” –Gandhi   “Water, water every where And all the boards did shrink; Water, water, every where, nor any drop to drink.”  -Coleridge  “Seas” the month of August by thinking about your water consumption. Our blue planet is covered in water, but most […]

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  • ISG+ Update: NC Aquariums on the (green) power of interpretation

    This guest post by Windy Arey-Kent of NC Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores is the second in a 3-part series on NC Aquariums’ Innovative Solutions Grants+ project, aimed at testing different approaches to engaging guests for conservation action at aquariums. This blog post is a mid-way update on the program. The North Carolina Aquariums, with […]

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  • Communications medley: putting a human face on climate change

    In this week’s round up: How to deliver a relevant message on climate change by framing it as a human problem. If you’re a science communicator or educator at an informal science center (such as a zoo, aquarium, or museum) trying to understand the perspectives of your audience and find ways to promote conservation action – […]

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  • Aquariums invite guests to meet sharks for fun and conservation

    We’re well into Shark Week 2014, and there’s a huge need to represent TRUE shark facts on social media and our outreach. Last year, there were almost 3 million tweets about sharks during this event! You can see Upwell’s great coverage of how things went in 2013. All of this attention means it’s a great […]

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  • Severe Weather Alert for This Week:

    The Internet Will be Flooded with Virtual Sharks Shark Week is about to take the internet by storm – a Sharknado-sized flood of social media focusing on sharks is set to hit this week! This is a great chance to reach out on social media about why sharks aren’t just an amazing spectacle – they’re […]

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  • Seas the Day in July – Eating for a Better World

     “After a good dinner one can forgive anybody, even one’s own relations.” -Oscar Wilde “If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world.” -J.R.R. Tolkin “Seas” the days of July by thinking about what you eat. Your well-traveled food comes from all over the world, […]

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  • Communications medley: costs of climate change and the power of storytelling

    In this week’s round up: Talking to businesses about the economic impacts of climate change, and the importance of being a good story teller. If you’re a science communicator or educator at an informal science center (such as a zoo, aquarium, or museum) trying to understand the perspectives of your audience and find ways to promote […]

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