SCSCB has a new newsletter!

We are very excited to announce our new quarterly newsletter! It will include announcements about upcoming conservation talk, local conservation events, and feature local conservation groups. Subscribe here!

Welcome to the first newsletter from the Santa Cruz Chapter of the Society for Conservation Biology! The SCB is an international professional organization dedicated to promoting the scientific study of the phenomena that affect the maintenance, loss, and restoration of biological diversity. Our chapter’s mission is to promote the application of science in solving conservation problems and protecting biological diversity in our community.

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Geocaching Adventures on the Coastal Science Campus!

Caches are now live!
Learn about larval fish while searching for 5 caches around CSC!

UCSC’s Giving Day


Feb. 28 – Online Only
Support SCSCB online Giving Day

Diversity in Conservation Panel Series

First Panel: April 13 at 3:30 at CBB
First Panel: Diversity and Inclusion within Conservation Science

The Secret Life of Larval Fish: A Geocaching Adventure

Geocaching is a GPS-based scavenger hunt in which participants search for hidden containers.  Kat Dale, a graduate student in the Mehta Lab, and the Seymour Marine Discovery Center have hidden caches around the Coastal Science Campus. Caches went live February 26th!

To play:

  • Pick up  a “passport” for the caches at the Seymour Marine Discovery Center.
  • Find a cache around the Coastal Science Campus (5 total).
  • Answer a specific question about larval fish that is associated with each cache. The information needed to answer the cache is hidden inside the container.
  • Stamp your geocaching passport.
  • Receive a commemorative coin at the Seymour Center after finding and collecting all five cache stamps!
Program leader/contact: Kat Dale
Funding: Western Division of the American Fisheries Society

Giving Day 2018!


Giving Day is an energized 24-hour giving drive to support students, staff, and faculty initiatives. Please help support the Santa Cruz Chapter of the Society of Conservation Biology.

Giving Day donations have now closed.

Watch a short video below to learn more about our group!! 

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Upcoming ‘Diversity in Conservation’ Panel Series

Join us for our panel series during spring quarter! The panel series will address the pluralism of ideas surrounding conservation including: (1) diversity and inclusion within conservation science,  (2) alternative approaches to conservation practice beyond the dominant paradigm, and, (3) conservation careers beyond academia.
Our first panel in this series, Diversity and Inclusion Within Conservation Science will take place on April 13th 3:30-5:30 in CBB 110!  This panel will focus on how identities including race, gender, class, etc., can impact a person's ability to participate or engage in the field of conservation science, and what we as a field can do to address these issues and support students and scientists from marginalized groups.

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