Toolkit

The OCA toolkit is a resource for Ocean Communicators Alliance members. The OCA helped create the Thank You Ocean campaign, and you can help spread our message by using campaign elements and materials available here. OCA members are welcome to show our two bilingual public service announcements at events. Or you can embed the PSAs or our web banners into your website. You can also use our print advertisements- and even add your organization’s logo- we just ask that you follow our guidelines below. Thank You Ocean resources are here for you. You started the campaign, and will be key to spreading its message.


“Thank You Ocean” Campaign Materials

Videos and Public Service Announcements

There are two formats of our PSAs – YouTube and QuickTime (MP4). For the YouTube versions, you can use the code below to easily display it on your website. To download QuickTime (MP4) files, right click on the file you want and click “Save link as…”.

Edward James Olmos Thank You Ocean PSA


Download mp4 | Embed this video by copying and pasting the code below:

<iframe src="//www.youtube.com/embed/s0UJ3gZnDwI" height="480" width="640" allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0"></iframe>

Inspirational Thank You Ocean PSA


Download mp4 | Embed this video by copying and pasting the code below:

<iframe src="//www.youtube.com/embed/NQ6md-l-Ic0" height="480" width="640" allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0"></iframe>

Additional Downloads:

English: 60 sec | 30 sec

Spanish: 30 sec | 15 sec

English: 60 sec | 30 sec (Audio only 60 sec | 30 sec)

Spanish: 60 sec | 30 sec (Audio only 60 sec | 30 sec)


Podcasts

We’ve created podcasts with a variety of topics from marine debris, sea turtle conservation, and marine protected areas, to tide pools, climate change, and marine mammals. Feel free to show any of our podcasts and embed them to your website. You can get the podcasts as well as the codes to embed them to your website through our Podcast page. We launch new podcasts every two weeks so there will always be new resources here.


Posters and Print Advertisements

Guidelines for adding your Organization’s logo

We are very excited for OCA members to use our posters and print advertisements! Feel free to add your organization’s logo to our print advertisements and distribute them to your members, local businesses, etc. But before you do, please follow these simple guidelines:

  1. Do not change the Thank You Ocean, State of California, or NOAA logo in any way, except to size proportionally as needed. Like any business or organization, we’ve worked hard to establish our identity, so we want to maintain a recognizable and consistent image.
  2. Please contact us (info@thankyouocean.org) if you wish to change the language or any images. Any significant edits of the language or images require campaign approval.

Tips:

  • .eps files have the highest resolution and are used mainly by graphic designers; you’ll need appropriate image editing software to open them.
  • To save .jpg files to your computer, right click the files you want and “Save link as…”

“The Ocean Takes Care of Us” Poster
PDF | EPS | JPG

“Don’t Trash the Beach” Poster
PDF | EPS | JPG

Thank You Ocean Oxygen Ad
English: PDF | EPS | JPG
Spanish: PDF | EPS | JPG

Thank You Ocean Visitors and Tourism Ad
English: PDF | EPS | JPG
Spanish: PDF | EPS | JPG

Thank You Ocean Pill Ad
English: PDF | EPS | JPG
Spanish: PDF | EPS | JPG

Thank You Ocean bookmark
English: PDF | EPS | JPG

Logos

We would love to partner with your organization on a project! If you’d like to partner and use one of our logos below, please contact us at info@thankyouocean.org.


Color logo with black background
Format: GIF | EPS | JPG

B&W logo with black background
Format: GIF | EPS | JPG

Color logo black with no text
Format: GIF | EPS | JPG

Color‐logo white with no text
Format: GIF | EPS | JPG

Long Color logo with black background
Format: GIF | EPS | JPG

OCA News Splash!

2016

September 2016

2015

December 2015

November 2015

October 2015

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July 2015 

June 2015

May 2015

April 2015

March 2015

February 2015

January 2015

OCA News Splash Archive


OCA Marine Protected Area Docent Training Handbooks

Docents and naturalists play a critical role in helping to increase stewardship and educate the public on the importance of California’s coast and ocean, and we hope these handbooks will be a useful resource.

These handbooks are intended to be a resource for docents and naturalists who communicate about marine protected areas (MPAs). Through this handbook, docents and naturalists will learn about MPAs and will be better equipped to communicate about them. They also aim to include the most pertinent information about MPAs, with an emphasis on specific MPAs regions. It includes links to additional information and can act as a stand-alone document or a chapter within an organization’s existing docent training handbook. As new information and resources are developed, this handbook may be updated. Please contact info@thankyouocean.org if you have questions.

South Coast
February 4, 2015: Webinar 

Central Coast
September 25, 2014: Webinar

North Central Coast
February 12, 2015: Webinar

North Coast
February 10, 2015 Webinar


Workshop Reports

The following were a series of Marine Protected Area communication workshops hosted along the coast.

JULY 12 , 2013: “Communicating the importance of Northern California’s Marine Protected Areas (MPAs)”

Workshop Proceedings

Workshop Overview, Sarah Marquis, Thank You Ocean Campaign, NOAA Office of National Marine Sanctuaries

Presentations:

MAY 13, 2013: “Communicating the importance of Central California’s Marine Protected Areas (MPAs)”

Workshop Proceedings

Workshop Overview, Amy Vierra, Thank You Ocean Campaign, CA Natural Resources Agency

Presentations:

APRIL 3, 2013: “Communicating the importance of North Central California’s Marine Protected Areas (MPAs)”

Workshop Proceedings

Workshop Overview, Sarah Marquis, Thank You Ocean Campaign, NOAA Office of National Marine Sanctuaries

Presentations:

APRIL 18th, 2012: “The World is Watching! Communicating the Importance of Southern California’s Marine Protected Areas in a Global Context”

Workshop Proceedings

Workshop Overview, Matt Stout, Co-Chair, Thank You Ocean Campaign, NOAA Office of National Marine Sanctuaries

Presentations:

Panel Discussion #1: MLPA and South Coast Region Messaging

Resources for Ocean Communicators Alliance members, Amy Vierra, Interim Co-chair, Thank You Ocean Campaign, CA Natural Resources Agency.