About Me

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.

September 28, 2012

Communicating Conservation: Weekly Resources and News


The Ocean Project will be posting weekly roundups of the key strategic ocean and climate communication resources we’ve been tweeting. Each link will be posted with a short description of what you’ll find—please feel free to ask us any questions!

News & Discussion

  • Climate change is damaging the global economy (oh, and killing people)
    A new study entitled Climate Vulnerability Monitor: A Guide to the Cold Calculus of A Hot Planet concluded that climate disruption is already contributing to the deaths of nearly 400,000 people a year and costing the world more than $1.2 trillion, wiping 1.6% annually from global GDP. Summary article here. This information could be very helpful for communicators trying to put climate change into the more immediate terms of human rights and economics.

  • Why, certainly uncertainty is harmful… or is it?
    Andrew Revkin of NYT and David Roberts of Grist both took a look at how science communicators have used the concept of scientific uncertainty in the past, and whether we should talk about it in regards to climate change.

  • Messages that Move
    “The advocacy community has gone mad for the story” says Nicole Lampe in this short piece about digital communication and conservation orgs for ClimateAccess.

  • NewsCorp Misleads its Audience on Climate Change
    In a shocking twist, new study shows that
    the two major publications of Rupert Murdoch's News Corporation, Wall Street Journal and Fox News, don’t communicate honestly about climate change. Beware of the distressing charts and graphics contained therein.

Resources


Some new studies, market research, toolkits, and strategies that may be helpful when communicating about conservation and climate change.

September 21, 2012

Communicating Conservation: Weekly Resources and News


The Ocean Project will be posting weekly roundups of the key strategic ocean communication and climate communication resources we’ve been tweeting. Each link will be posted with a short description of what you’ll find—please feel free to ask us any questions!

 

News & Discussion

 


Resources

Some new studies, market research, toolkits, and strategies that may be helpful when communicating about conservation and climate change.

September 7, 2012

Join us at AZA and IAC!

We're looking forward to catching up with our Partners who will be attending next week's Annual AZA Conference in Phoenix, AZ and the International Aquarium Congress in Cape Town, South Africa!

Here are some TOP-related talks that will be taking place at each of these conferences. See you in September!

Panels and meetings at the annual Association of Zoos & Aquariums Conference in Phoenix

Tuesday, September 11th  
2pm - 3:30pm
  
  • Leveraging The Ocean Project Research in Independent Consulting.  Contact Wei Ying Wong for more information.


Wednesday, September 12th  TOP logo
5:30pm - 7pm 

  • World Oceans Day happy hour at the Poster Reception-let's talk about how to make this growing global event even better for you in 2013! Contact Alyssa Isakower for more information.


Thursday, September 13th
8am - 9:30am






Thursday, September 13th
8am - 9:30am

Our presentation at the International Aquarium Congress in Cape Town, South Africa

Thursday, September 13th
14h00 to 15h30

Engaging Visitors in Conservation: Communicating for Behavioural Change