The Marine Mammal Center works with many local and national partners in raising awareness about climate science and communication, as well as solutions to reducing our carbon footprint.
Marine mammals and people have a shared fate. The Marine Mammal Center has partnered with organizations around the country and World to raise awareness of climate change and promote action.
The National Network for Ocean and Climate Change Interpretation (NNOCCI)
NNOCCI is a network of over 150 zoos, aquariums and science centers nationwide working together to identify the best practices for climate communication. Beginning in 2009 with a grant from the National Science Foundation, the New England Aqaurium has led an initiative to take climate science direct from Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute climate scientists and utilize communication experts at Frameworks Institute to create effective messaging around climate change. The Marine Mammal Center joined NNOCCI in 2013 and continues to work closely with the network, serving as the Central California regional leader for NNOCCI members. Read more >>
Bay Area Climate Literacy Impact Collaborative (Bay CLIC)
With over 30 Bay Area organizations, Bay CLIC is working to bring together diverse organizations around climate messaging and action. With members ranging from the Aquarium of the Bay, to the National Park Service and Exploratorium, Bay CLIC is developing climate resources for environmental educatiors, connecting educators to local climate scientists and piloting joint sustainability initiatives. The Marine Mammal Center has been a founding member and currently sits on the steering committee. Read more >>
North American Association of Environmental Education (NAAEE)
NAAEE is one of the world's largest environmental education organizations and strives to advance environmental litercy and civic engagement. In 2014, Adam Ratner, Guest Experience Manager at The Marine Mammal Center, was selected as a Community Climate Fellow and continues to work closely with 25 other fellows on climate-related programming. Read more >>