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Momentum Growing to Protect and Restore our Ocean!

Momentum Growing to Protect and Restore our Ocean!

Our ocean finally gets a High Seas Treaty! This past weekend, nations agreed on language to protect the world’s biodiversity in international waters of the ocean, a vast area that covers nearly half the planet’s surface. The High Seas – also known as “Areas Beyond National Jurisdiction” (BBNJ) – include all the ocean waters and seafloor beyond 200 nautical miles […]

30×30 Annual Update for 2022 Released

30×30 Annual Update for 2022 Released

Photo thanks to Fabrice Dudenhofer / Ocean Image Bank. For more than three years, we have catalyzed collective action in support of protecting at least 30% of our lands, waters, and ocean by 2030 (“30×30”). We have catalyzed collective action in support of 30×30 by collaborating with youth leaders, zoos, aquariums, museums and over 2,000 others partners in our global […]

Advocacy Training for Youth Leaders

Advocacy Training for Youth Leaders

The Ocean Project is running a 4-week virtual “Advocacy Training” designed for youth leaders ages 15-21 who are associated in some capacity with a zoo, aquarium, and/or museum in the United States (limited now due to funding restrictions but we plan to expand globally in the future!) The series launches at the end of January, 2023. Click here for more […]

Semi-annual Newsletter – September 2022

One Ocean, One Climate, One Future – Together A semi-annual newsletter for partners and friends of The Ocean Project as we advance collaborative conservation for our blue planet Click here for our newsletter that provides updates and opportunities to help you advance your mission for conservation. It’s part of our efforts to catalyze and support collaborative action for conservation in partnership with […]

Choosing Your Own Adventure in 30×30

Choosing Your Own Adventure in 30×30

September’s webinar — our 41st webinar in the ‘First Friday Webinar Series” supported by the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation — covered some of the questions and concerns that can arise as different zoos, aquariums and museums “choose their own adventure” in 30×30. The webinar was hosted by Douglas Meyer, coordinator of the working group for The Ocean Project, while […]

And what do you think?

And what do you think?

Three members of the zoo, aquarium and museum working group on 30×30 were recently joined by two other sites in piloting a promising new approach to documenting public interest in advancing conservation efforts.  The participating members included the Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science, Philadelphia Zoo, and Seattle Aquarium, joined by Mystic Aquarium and Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science […]

Get Ready for Party for the Planet and World Ocean Day

Get Ready for Party for the Planet and World Ocean Day

The March webinar (see recording below) featured: Heidi Faris, Connecting to Nature Coordinator at the Association of Zoos & Aquariums, who provided an overview of Party for the Planet for 2022 Samantha Gibb, the (new as January!) World Ocean Day Coordinator who provided an overview of exciting opportunities around World Ocean Day on June 8, including new resources and tools […]

Youth organizations unite for 30×30!

Youth organizations unite for 30×30!

Calling all Youth Groups and Organizations! Tell the Biden Administration to Protect 30% of our Lands and Ocean!  We wanted to let you know about an opportunity for youth groups, student clubs and youth-serving organizations across the United States to join together in signing a letter to the Biden Administration in support of protecting at least 30% of our lands, waters, and […]

Kicking off the New Year with a 30×30 Progress Update with Dr. Enric Sala and Craig Hoover

Kicking off the New Year with a 30×30 Progress Update with Dr. Enric Sala and Craig Hoover

On this special edition of the First Friday Webinar Series, held on Friday, January 7, we welcomed special guests Enric Sala, National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence, and Craig Hoover, Executive Vice President of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums, for an update and discussion of 30×30. During the webinar, Enric reflects back on a presentation he made during the 2019 AZA Annual […]

180 zoos, aquariums, and museums from all 50 states sign in support of 30×30 and America the Beautiful

180 zoos, aquariums, and museums from all 50 states sign in support of 30×30 and America the Beautiful

In an unprecedented show of support for conservation, more than 180 zoos, aquariums and museums (ZAMs) from communities in all 50 states recently signed on to a letter of support for the Biden Administration’s America the Beautiful Initiative, and specifically the incorporated commitment to protect 30% of nature – lands, waters and ocean – by 2030 (“30×30”). Earlier this year, the […]