Registration Now Open: March 31, 2022

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, and South Padre Island in March of 2021. The next symposium is being held in Port Aransas on March 31, 2022 at the Port Aransas Community Theater. A copy of the meeting program booklet can be downloaded here. Additional information about the schedule of presentations and events can be found on the “Program” page.

Port Aransas Community Theater Address: 2327 TX-361, Port Aransas, TX 78373

Thanks to the Matagorda Bay Mitigation Trust and the NOAA Marine Debris Program for sponsoring the event through grants to Nurdle Patrol, and thanks to the planning committee: Surfrider Foundation Texas Coastal Bend Chapter, Texas Sea Grant, the Coastal Bend Bays & Estuaries Program, the Universidad Veracruzana, USFWS, NOAA, the University of Texas Marine Science Institute, and the Mission-Aransas National Estuarine Research Reserve 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 jace.tunnell@austin.utexas.edu.