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

 Limited Spaces Available:  Please register at the door.

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? Click here to see his upcoming classes at the Garden
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


Thanks to our Scholarship Sponsor – Santa Barbara City College Foundation 

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Become a Conservation Symposium sponsor! Contact Stephanie Linder at 805-682-4726, ext. 133 for ways to get involved.

Video of past Conservation Symposium Presentations