Symposia and Workshops

In Observance of World Wetlands Day – 49th Anniversary of the Ramsar Convention*
Be the Change: Climate Solutions for a new Decade
Saturday February 1, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Orange Coast College

LISTEN to the presentations on SOUNDCLOUD.COM

Full video and presentations coming soon. 

ONLINE RESOURCE HUB: This resource guide is a compilation of references (i.e. videos, scientific papers, websites, etc.) specifically related to climate change, with an emphasis on solutions. It is filled with science-based information from highly reliable sources, particularly because this subject can often times be very confusing, misleading, polarizing, and highly political.

CHILDCARE: For attendees with children and younger-aged family members, free Childcare will be operated by CPR and First Aid certified volunteers and staff. Children ages 3 to 10 are welcome to join us until 11:30 AM for a variety of indoor and outdoor activities. Younger children must be potty trained. Snacks will be provided; however, if there are any dietary restrictions, please notify staff upon arrival and pack and label a snack bag for your child.




Organized by @nbconservancy and growing group of partners.

Interested in how you can get involved with planning, sponsoring or volunteering at this event. Contact Newport Bay Conservancy,

* The Ramsar Convention (formally, the Convention on Wetlands of International Importance, especially as Waterfowl Habitat) is an international treaty for the conservation and sustainable utilization of wetlands, recognizing the fundamental ecological functions of wetlands and their economic, cultural, scientific, and recreational value. It is named after the city of Ramsar in Iran, where the Convention was signed in 1971.