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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Using social media to inform and inspire
The World Wide Web
Online, we create and provide aquatic content for 461,819 followers across various social media websites. Our YouTube videos
have been watched over 2,513,000 times. To date, AquariumKids content has been viewed by millions of people from around the world.
Raising awareness about prize animals
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
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.
Creating an online course about freshwater ecology
The World Wide Web
Currently, we are creating a free online course
about freshwater ecology, designed to teach the public about water, ecological principles, flora and fauna, water quality, and human impact on freshwater ecosystems.
Introduction to Freshwater Ecology is an online course that AquariumKids is currently in the process of creating.
Harnessing the power of Google Maps, this page displays reputable aquaria in the U.S in the form of an interactive map.
Giving away animals as prizes is a dated practice that ought to be banned.
Print out our coloring pages for kids, and color away to your heart's delight!
This page uses the YouTube API to display live data for the top 100 aquarium YouTubers (by subscriber count).
The Paly Environmental Clubs Organization (ECO) is bringing No Straw November to Paly campus and the AquariumKids community this year.
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.
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 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.