A Microplastics Science Team was established to create collaboration between institutions working in the field of microplastics research. The first meeting was held on May 9, 2019 at the Mission-Aransas Reserve headquarters at the University of Texas Marine Science Institute in Port Aransas, Texas. Presentations were given of past, current, and future microplastics work. Participants to this first meeting included Mission-Aransas Reserve, University of Texas Marine Science Institute, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, Surfrider Foundation, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, Coastal Bend Bays & Estuaries Program and the NOAA Marine Debris Program. Future meetings are expected to be held on an as needed basis and as projects that are currently going on finish up. Collaboration on furture microplastics projects is also a key component of this group.