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Innovative Ways of Exploring Biodiversity...

...Embracing big data, technology, and citizen science

Santa Barbara Botanic Garden’s Annual Conservation Symposium at Santa Barbara City College’s Fé Bland Forum; Keynote speaker: Dr. Susan Mazer

 

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. We then choose additional expert speakers to provide a well-rounded discussion on the topic chosen that year.

This year in our Symposium, we are addressing the dual needs of 1) understanding our region's biological diversity, so that we can then protect, conserve, and restore it, and 2) involving people in these efforts, to grow future generations of conservationists. We have a fantastic line-up of speakers that will address these topics, then have a panel discussion with the audience to help figure out the best way forward.

For more information, including registration and lunch fees, visit: https://www.sbbg.org/classes-events/lectures-symposia/john-c-pritzlaff-conservation-symposium