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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.

May 24, 2011

How are we doing?

Shared your opinions yet?

Last week The Ocean Project launched its Partner Satisfaction survey, seeking to better understand the needs of our network partners in communicating conservation. The feedback is pouring in, and we already have more than 200 responses.

If you haven’t already done so, please give us your feedback at to http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/TOPPartnerSurvey and stand a chance to win a pair of Maui Jim sunglasses and other exciting prizes. 

Act soon! The survey closes on World Oceans Day, June 8!  

May 16, 2011

Maui Jim Donates $10,000 to The Ocean Project!

Vote with your Likes! Maui Jim Donates $10,000 to The Ocean Project

After just two weeks fans of The Ocean Project and Maui Jim,® have sent over 10,000 virtual leis to their friends on Facebook! This is the first of what the company hopes will be several $10,000 contributions to The Ocean Project.

Click the Like button to add Maui Jim's app and help donate to The Ocean Project!

Maui Jim launched the promotion to prepare for World Oceans Day on June 8, and has decided to keep the promotion going all year due to its importance to the history of the company, which started in Hawaii

This initiative by Maui Jim demonstrates how people, no matter where they live, can take action to protect the oceans. TOP and Maui Jim have some of the most loyal and active fans on Facebook; and they’re helping us make a real difference for our oceans!

The fundraising for the ocean is still going on! Head over to Maui Jim’s Facebook page or click the Like button above. All you have to do is click “Like” or “Send a Lei” to a friend to help fill up the Aloha-o-Meter! With your help, The Ocean Project aims to hire a full-time World Oceans Day coordinator so we can spread the Aloha spirit in an even bigger way next year.

Thanks for your support! Let's get this Aloha-O-Meter to the top again!

May 5, 2011

Public and Stakeholder Session of the National Coastal and Marine Spatial Planning Workshop

The National Ocean Council invites the public and stakeholders to join in a public session on Coastal and Marine Spatial Planning (CMSP) in Washington, DC on June 21, 2011.

This public session will take place on Tuesday, June 21, from 9:00 am to 5:30 pm, in the Yates Auditorium at the U.S. Department of the Interior, located at 1849 C Street, NW Washington, DC.  Space is limited.  To attend, register by clicking here http://www.whitehouse.gov/administration/eop/oceans/cmsp-workshop

For those who cannot attend the session in person, it will also be available to the public through a live webcast on June 21 at www.doi.gov/live