The Ocean Project has a large database of conservation action tips and related content for our partner Zoos, Aquariums, and Museums (ZAMs) to freely use and tailor for your own purposes.
This content is meant for ZAMs to use as you like! Let us know if it's helpful or if there are other action-able types of information and resources we can provide for you. It's also for any interested individuals. As part of our "Seas the Day" initiative, please feel free to use any or all of our action content verbatim and re-post on your own blog, social media channels, website, or newsletter.
Each month for the "Seas the Day" initiative, we will provide a few quick actionable tips on our blog, related to a specific theme. February's theme is "Be a local leader for ocean protection!" Next month's theme will be "Become a conscious commuter" so cruise back here again in March for more actionable ideas and tips!
Seas the Day in February
This Valentine’s Day month, show your love for the ocean and its great diversity of life by becoming a local leader for ocean protection. One person can really make a difference, and by joining with others in your community, you can multiply your positive effect for the ocean!
Organize for our ocean! Find or start your own ocean conservation Meetupgroup, or find out which organizations in your community are already organizing local cleanups, habitat restorations, and other hands-on opportunities to improve your local environment. Even if you live far from the coast, the ocean is downstream from everyone, so if you can participate in a community cleanup at a nearby stream, river, or lake, it will help protect the ocean! Chances are your local zoo, aquarium, or museum is involved in community actions and you can find one through The Ocean Project's partner network of 1,700 partner organizations in all 50 US States and 80 other countries.
Time to celebrate coming soon! Help plan an event for World Ocean Day on June 8th. The new two-year theme for World Oceans Day is "Together we have the power to protect the ocean" and now is the perfect time to start organizing. Explore WorldOceanDay.org to find out more about you can join this growing global event and rally people around you to help protect the ocean! Last year there were 600 registered events; with your help, we can reach the goal of over 1,000 events around the world!