• Environmental communications lessons: always relevant

    This is a guest post by Deb Kerr who has worked with The Ocean Project as consultant on youth engagement. Most of my talks lately have begun with a “Family Feud”-style question with an environmental twist. Relying on excellent research from The Ocean Project (TOP), I pose this question to the audience: “Americans said, ‘I […]

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  • Seas the Day in June – Explore the Outdoors

    “Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore.” -André Gide “Not all those who wander are lost.” -J.R.R. Tolkien We live on a planet that’s mostly covered by an ocean, let’s explore it! The warm month of June is a perfect time to go outside and have […]

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  • World Oceans Day Updates

    Click here to download the World Oceans Day 2014 Press Release. On June 8th 2014, people in communities around the globe will celebrate this year’s World Oceans Day with the theme of “Together we have the power to protect the ocean.” Hundreds of events are planned to help people get involved in solutions for a […]

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  • Zoos and aquariums: Preparing for renewed interest in climate issues

    Today, President Obama is expected to use his executive authority to enact an ambitious plan to reduce climate pollution by cutting emissions from coal power plants by as much as 20 percent. According to The New York Times, the plan will “set a national limit on carbon pollution from coal plants (and) allow each state to […]

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  • Positive Attitudes but Limited Knowledge Lead Discovery Place to Offer an Ocean Literacy Teacher Workshop

    This is a guest post by Gail Lemiec, Coordinator at Charlotte Nature Museum There are many threats facing our ocean, from rising temperatures and acidification to overfishing and marine debris.  Despite its vastness, the ocean is affected by people and our choices. We often hear about our ability to negatively affect the ocean with our […]

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  • RFP coming in June for innovative ideas from aquariums and zoos!

    With thanks to National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) for helping us establish our Innovative Solutions Grants+ program, a second round of funding will provide $100,000 for AZA-accredited aquariums and zoos that are based in the US. (We are trying to raise funding to expand this opportunity to all our partner zoos, aquariums, and museums […]

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  • First Annual World Oceans Day Photo Contest Launched

    World Oceans Day helps you make a difference in your life, community, and world by taking action to protect our ocean—for present and future generations. Despite the huge challenges facing the world’s ocean, by working together we can achieve a healthy ocean that provides for the billions of humans, plants and animals which depend on […]

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  • Seas the Day in May – Green Gardening

    “All at last returns to the sea- to Oceanus, the ocean river, like the ever-flowing streams of time, the beginning and the end.”  – Rachel Carson Create an ocean-friendly lawn and garden.  Last month (https://theoceanproject.org/2014/04/seas-the-day-april-clean-green/), we discussed ways to help clean your home the ocean-friendly way. This month you can help the ocean by creating […]

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  • Communications medley: Survey roundup and framing tips

    In this week’s round up: How millennials are thinking about transportation, Americans view environment more important than growth, and the impacts of recent weather events on public perception of climate change. 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 […]

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  • Shaping a conservation “ask”

    For World Oceans Day this year, we’re encouraging all participating organizations to create celebrations that go beyond raising awareness to inspiring action under the theme, “Together we have the power to protect the ocean!” We want to make real change for the ocean, so we need to ask people to do something to keep the […]

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