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The purpose of this meeting is to bring scientists together to discuss plastic research being conducted in the state of Texas, and to bring awareness to plastics in the environment. This meeting consists of oral research presentations and posters, time for collaboration about new projects, and meeting new partners to fill the gap on what we do and don’t know about impacts of plastics.

Previous Texas Plastic Pollution Symposiums: Corpus Christi in 2018, Galveston in 2019, South Padre Island in 2021, and Port Aransas in 2022. The next symposium is being held in Houston on April 5, 2023 at the Bayou Theater at the University of Houston-Clear Lake campus. A copy of the meeting program booklet will be available here. Additional information about the schedule of presentations and events will be added to the “Program” page as they become available.

University of Houston-Clear Lake Address: 2700 Bay Area Blvd., Houston, TX 77058

Thanks to the Matagorda Bay Mitigation Trust and the NOAA Marine Debris Program for sponsoring the event through grants to Nurdle Patrol. We would also like to thank the University of Houston-Clear Lake, UHCL Institute for Human and Planetary Sustainability, and UHCL Cultural Arts for sponsoring the venue and thanks to the planning committee: American Bird Conservancy, Black Cat GIS and Biological Services, Galveston Bay Foundation, the Galveston Bay Estuary Program,  Houston Advanced Research Center, the Port of Houston, the Mission-Aransas National Estuarine Research Reserve, the Galveston Bay Area- Texas Master Naturalists, Turtle Island Restoration Network, and the University of Texas Marine Science Institute for making the event possible.

Contact us

Interested in participating in the next symposium as a presenter, on the planning committee, or a sponsor? Contact us at GBEP@tceq.texas.gov or Jace Tunnell at jace.tunnell@austin.utexas.edu.