The mission of the USC Wrigley Institute for Environmental Studies is to encourage responsible and creative decisions in society by providing an objective source of marine and environmental science and fostering an understanding of the natural world among people of all ages.

Our affiliated faculty conduct research in all aspects of the environment. Wrigley Institute scientists investigate biological adaptations to climate change, study interactions among humans and natural systems, and connect science to environmental policy. We also offer unique educational programming and work with foundations and the public to enhance environmental awareness.


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Southern California Academy of Sciences, 2016 Annual Meeting

May 6-7, 2016; Ronald Tutor Campus Center at USC
The Southern California Academy of Sciences (SCAS) is holding their annual 2-day  conference here on the USC campus this Friday and Saturday, May 6-7. This year's conference features a special session on the contributions of Wrigley Institute scientists: "50 years of research at the USC Wrigley Institute."

USC Maymester Courses

May 16-June 10, 2016
Join us for our 4‑week Maymester Programs on Catalina Island.

2016 AAUS Scientific Diving Course

June 11-20, and June 27, 2016
The USC Wrigley Institute offers non-credit courses in Scientific Diving on Catalina Island.