Hershey's Petition
The tide is turning against plastic pollution, with recent campaigns against plastic straws, plastic bags, and other single-use plastic products. We believe that Hershey’s has a role to play in reducing its pollution footprint by eliminating its single-use plastic wrappers in favor of more sustainable alternatives.

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AquariumKids' Facebook page on a computer monitor at the Palo Alto Rinconada library

Using social media to inform and inspire

The World Wide Web
Online, we create and provide aquatic content for 500,000+ followers across various social media websites. Our YouTube videos have been watched over 2,500,000 times. To date, AquariumKids content has been viewed by millions of people from around the world.
Goldfish next to plastic straw

Engaging the community in protecting aquatic ecosystems

Palo Alto, California
In 2017, we were a part of Get Involved Foundation's first “Hack for Social Good,” where we wrote about climate change and how it affects aquatic life. In 2018, we worked with environmental clubs at Palo Alto High School to bring Jr Ocean Guardians’ signature “No Straw November” campaign to campus, collecting pledges from over 200 people to abstain from using single-use plastic straws during November.
Three-spined stickleback

Publishing photos under Creative Commons

The World Wide Web
We upload photos to Wikipedia using Creative Commons licenses. These images are available for the public to use free of charge and have been featured in research/journal articles published in Oceanography and Frontiers in Physiology.
Cups containing bettas at the Duveneck Harvest Carnival

Raising awareness about prize animals

California, USA
In the past, we were involved with Duveneck Elementary School’s annual Harvest Carnival, where we originally taught young fishkeepers how to care for their recently won goldfish. After initially persuading the carnival organizers to give away bettas (which require less space) instead of goldfish, we ultimately convinced them to stop giving away animals as prizes altogether. Since then, we have continued to speak out about the use of animals as prizes.

Giving away animals as prizes is a dated practice that ought to be banned.
Coloring Pages
Print out our coloring pages for kids, and color away to your heart's delight!
U.S. Aquaria Map
Harnessing the power of Google Maps, this page displays reputable aquaria in the U.S in the form of an interactive map.

Archaea in aquaria
Currently, the commonly-held belief within the aquaria community is that a number of bacteria—Nitrosomonas, Nitrosospira, Nitrobacter, and Nitrospira—are primarily responsible for the conversion of ammonia to nitrite to nitrate.
The future of aquaria
Fishkeeping is an age-old practice, but it is still constantly evolving. What does the future hold? We're asking aquarists from around the world what they think. What will aquaria look like in ten years? One hundred?
Climate change
Climate change has negative impacts on fish and other aquatic animals. This article was written for Get Involved Foundation's first “Hack for Social Good” as part of Global Youth Service Day.

Malaysian Trumpet Snail Care Sheet
Least Killifish Care Sheet
Guppy Care Sheet
Betta Care Sheet
Goldfish Care Sheet