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This blog is primarily geared toward staff at the zoos, aquariums, museums (ZAMs), and other conservation education organizations that are part of our growing global network. We aim to provide you with cutting edge, challenging, and creative information, ideas, and tools to become as effective as possible at communicating about and for conservation with your visitors and the public.

See our ongoing communications research, or join our growing network, at The Ocean Project's website.

April 22, 2009

Happy Blue Earth Day!

Today much of the world celebrates our planet Earth. As Arthur C. Clarke noted, "How inappropriate to call this planet Earth when it is quite clearly Ocean."

Since we share an interconnected planet, though, everything that each of us does for Earth Day also benefits our world's ocean. Overconsumption, improper development, polluted runoff from farms, yards, streets and parking lots, air pollution, and climate change...these are issues that harm people, as well as our world's ocean, which lies downstream and downwind from all of us.

Remember to Seas the Day this Earth Day! And make sure to plan an event to celebrate the inaugural World Oceans Day on June 8th.

Thanks to Wolcott Henry for this beautiful image of Bunaken National Marine Park, formally established in 1991 and among the first of Indonesia's growing system of marine parks. Visit his website for additional inspirational images.

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