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On April 24, join us in the heart of Golden Gate Park for a celebration of the state’s most exciting solutions-based conservation initiatives.

In partnership with the Smithsonian Conservation Commons and Cambridge Conservation Initiative, the California Academy of Sciences is hosting Earth Optimism Summit: California on April 24—a meaningful way to stay engaged and inspired around the 50th anniversary of Earth Day.

What does Earth optimism mean? We’re gathering people who believe in changing the global conversation around our planet’s future from doom and gloom to optimism and opportunity. The Summit will feature California-focused solutions and real, scalable progress in modern conservation—all from the best minds, boldest experiments, and most innovative community practices. Discover how leaders are preserving biodiversity, protecting natural resources, and addressing climate change across our great state.

Share what’s working. Change the conversation. See you at the Summit!

Ticket and event details coming soon