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Citizen Science Symposiums

The Aquarium of the Pacific and its Marine Conservation Research Institute (MCRI) recognized the importance of citizen science and wanted to provide a venue where local citizen science volunteers, practitioners, and scientists could come together to discuss their work. The Citizen Science for Conservation in Southern California (CSCSC) Symposium was created so that people with varying levels of experience who are interested in environmental conservation could come together to share ideas with fellow citizen scientists from diverse programs throughout Southern California; interact with scientists and experts from California and the U.S.; discover new programs and opportunities for citizen science in Southern California; and learn more about citizen science in formal and informal settings.

The CSCSC Symposium is held annually each spring at the Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach, California. Information about our next symposium, as well as summaries from past symposiums are provided below:

Citizen Science Symposiums

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2018 Symposium Proceedings

This report summarizes the 2nd Annual Citizen Science for Conservation in Southern California Symposium hosted by the Aquarium of the Pacific on Saturday, March 24, 2018.

Citizen Science Symposium graphic showing a coastline links to 2017 Symposium Proceedings

2017 Symposium Proceedings

This report summarizes the 2nd Annual Citizen Science for Conservation in Southern California Symposium hosted by the Aquarium of the Pacific on Saturday, March 4, 2017.

Report Cover links to 2016 Symposium Proceedings

2016 Symposium Proceedings

Our 1st Annual CSCSC Symposium was held at the Aquarium of the Pacific on February 20, 2016. This Symposium featured Keynote Speaker Dr. Caren Cooper. Copies of the Symposium Report, Presentations, Program, and Abstracts are available online.