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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 […]

Add Your Museum, Aquarium, or Zoo to Join the 200 Others on a Letter of Support for 30×30

Add Your Museum, Aquarium, or Zoo to Join the 200 Others on a Letter of Support for 30×30

The national and global push to protect at least 30% of nature – lands, waters and ocean – by 2030 (“30×30”) provides a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to collaborate in unprecedented ways both nationally and globally to ensure that our planet’s life support systems are conserved and restored, including the climate and biodiversity. Together, we can create a better future! Last year […]

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 […]

30×30 Annual Report: Engaging the public and informing policymakers

30×30 Annual Report: Engaging the public and informing policymakers

Collaboration on to protecting at least 30% of our blue planet, including its lands, waters and ocean, by 2030 (“30×30”) has been our top organizational priority for two years, through our campaigns with zoos, aquariums and museums; youth engagement and leadership initiative; and the World Ocean Day network. Together, working with hundreds of organizations worldwide in 2021, we helped to […]

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 […]

The Climate Crisis, COP26, and the Zoo, Aquarium and Museum Community

The Climate Crisis, COP26, and the Zoo, Aquarium and Museum Community

The First Friday Webinar for November featured a timely talk as COP26, the UN Climate Change Conference in Glasgow continues. The discussion included the intersection between the climate, biodiversity and the pandemic and the importance of nature conservation, as well as what the zoo, aquarium and museum community can do to help. Also included was a quick overview of the […]

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