Sixth Annual Santa Barbara Botanic Garden Conservation Symposium

Date: Friday, October 13, 2017

Time: 10:00AM - 4:00PM

Instructor: Dr. Susan Mazer (Keynote)

Location: Santa Barbara City College's Fé Bland Forum

Free for students with ID - Funded by the SBCC Foundation @ $0.00
Member: Conservation Symposium @ $45.00
Nonmemeber: Conservation Symposium @ $50.00
Lunch: meat option @ $15.00
Lunch: poultry option @ $15.00
Lunch: vegetarian option @ $15.00

 

The Annual Santa Barbara Botanic Garden Conservation Symposium, established in 2012, is designed to address topics that are critical to environmental conservation in our region, as well as nationally and internationally. The keynote speaker is the winner of that year's Pritzlaff Conservation Award, which is given to a global trailblazer in conservation.

This year our theme is:

Innovative Ways of Exploring Biodiversity: Embracing Big Data, Technology, and Citizen Science

Dr. Susan Mazer Pritzlaff Awardee and Keynote Dr. Susan Mazer, University of California, Santa Barbara: S.O.S. – the Power of Seeds, Observations, and Specimens to Predict Ecological and Evolutionary Responses of Plants to Climatic Variation.
Ken-Ichi Ueda, photo by Taji Allen Ken-Ichi Ueda, Co-founder and director of iNaturalist, where the public can record and learn about what they see in nature: Is iNaturalist Citizen Science?
Mary Ellen Hannibal, photo by Richard Morgenstein Mary Ellen Hannibal, award-winning author: The Big, Little World of Citizen Science: Bridging Scales Across Time, Space, People and Ecosystems.
Dr. Matt Guilliams Dr. Matt Guilliams, Santa Barbara Botanic Garden: Harnessing the Power of Natural History Collections and Evolutionary Data to Inform Biodiversity Conservation: An Introduction to the Channel Islands Phylodiversity Project.
Dr. John Rebman Dr. Jon Rebman, San Diego Natural History Museum: The San Diego County Plant Atlas Project: Specimen-based Floristic Research in a Biodiversity Hotspot through Citizen Science.
Dr. Katja Seltmann Dr. Katja Seltmann, Cheadle Center for Biodiversity and Ecological Restoration: Engaging Scientists and the Public in Natural History Collections through Symbiota, an Interactive Online Data Portal.

October 13, 2017, 10am to 4pm
Santa Barbara City College's Fé Bland Forum

Sponsors

Thanks to our Scholarship Sponsor – Santa Barbara City College Foundation 

Become a Conservation Symposium sponsor! Contact Nina Dunbar at 805-682-4726, ext. 151 for ways to get involved.

Video of past Conservation Symposium Presentations

 

Lunch box options:

  • Vegetarian option: Oven roasted veggies on whole wheat bread with lettuce tomatoes onions and cheddar cheese. Comes with drink, cookie, apple and chips

  • Poultry option: Roasted turkey sandwich on sourdough bread with lettuce tomatoes, red onion and provolone cheese. Comes with drink, cookie, apple and chips

  • Meat option: Smoked black forest ham sandwich on sourdough with lettuce tomatoes, red onion and cheddar cheese. Comes with drink, cookie, apple and chips

Category: 
Conservation/Restoration
Lectures