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Partnering with the International Zoo Educators Association

Partnering with the International Zoo Educators Association

The Ocean Project and the International Zoo Educators Association (IZE) are like-minded organizations in many ways. Both are small and nimble non-profit organizations dedicated to supporting conservation education professionals in pursuit of a healthier planet. Many IZE institutions celebrate World Ocean Day, which The Ocean Project has been coordinating globally for over 20 years, and countless aquarium and zoo educators […]

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 […]

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 […]

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