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    To get an idea of what our audience thinks about in terms of solutions to the climate change and ocean acidification issues, we asked a random sampling of visitors to the Monterey Bay Aquarium a mix of the following questions: 1. How important is...
    To get an idea of what our audience thinks about in terms of solutions to the climate change and ocean acidification issues, we asked a random sampling of visitors to the Monterey Bay Aquarium a mix of the following questions: 1. How important is...
    To get an idea of what our audience thinks about in terms of solutions to the climate change and ocean acidification issues, we asked a random sampling of visitors to the Monterey Bay Aquarium a mix of the following questions: 1. How important is...
    We asked a random sampling of people in Seward, Alaska a few questions about the Arctic. 1. What's the first thing that comes to mind when you hear about melting glaciers? 2. What do you think is causing the glaciers to melt?
    We asked a random sampling of visitors to the Monterey Bay Aquarium a few questions about the Arctic.  1. What's the first thing that comes to mind when you hear about melting polar ice? 2. Do you think decisions made in the Arctic Ocean affect...
    We asked a random sampling of people in Seward, Alaska a few questions about the Arctic. 1. How do you think decisions made about the Arctic Ocean affect your life? 2. One of the things being searched for in the Arctic is oil. What do you think...
    We asked a random sampling of visitors to the Monterey Bay Aquarium a few questions about their energy use. 1. What is Energy? 2. How do you use energy? 3. Do the consequences of Human energy use concern you?
    We asked a random sampling of visitors to the Monterey Bay Aquarium, "What does Ocean Acidification mean to you?" 
    Here the visitor initiates the conversation and asks a question. The interpreter responds by asking the skeptic to explain their situation, and then frames the issue of diminishing salmon runs from multiple points of view for this skeptical audience.
    The interpreter talks about how humans have gotten where they are today and why people can change today to support a sustainable future.
    This interpreter is working with a group of children ranging from preschoolers to teens. She uses positive emotions to motivate the children to help find solutions.
    In this video, an interpreter raises a question with a visitor about how they get water initiating a conversation about conserving energy.
    A curious visitor wants to know more about ocean acidification; the interpreter uses an analogy to help the visitor understand what is happening with the ocean's changing chemistry. The visitor relates his personal actions to what may help the...
    Using the visitor’s delight at seeing a clownfish, the interpreter in this video likens the loss of eyeglasses for seeing to the impacts of ocean acidification on a clownfish’s ability to “smell” its way home.
    A visitor’s question about rockfish gives an interpreter the opening to use an analogy about being a couch potato to conserve energy.
    In this video, the interpreter builds on the visitor’s positive emotions about coral reefs and uses an analogy of osteoporosis to explain the risk corals face as the ocean acidifies.
    The interpreter in this video frames the impact of warming seas on seabirds by using question and answer along with analogies for a skeptical audience who initiated the conversation with a question.
    With a group of young Girl Scouts, an interpreter relates their positive emotions about the Steller sea lion to asking them to think about what they can take do to help this species in the oceans.
    Here the interpreter engages supportive tourists in a conversation that leads to talking about carbon offsets and things they might do at home.  
    In the video, note how the interpreter guides a discussion with a group of individuals who all acknowledge the climate is changing. (The topic was introduced offline, before filming started.) When facilitating a discussion with a group, give...

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