Explore Ecology

Environmental Education and Art Discovery

Explore Ecology delivers a variety of environmental education programs to encourage creative thinking through hands-on science exploration and art discovery.

Our work combines environmental awareness and artistic creativity to create a connection between people and their environment. Explore Ecology address how individuals can effect positive environmental change, with a focus on teaching about the interconnectedness of environmental issues, stressing the importance of individual choices and actions, promoting problem solving skills through exploration with Reuse materials, and facilitating individual actions through community services learning projects.

Art From Scrap
Store & Art Center

ReUse Retail Store, Arts Center and a Reduce, Reuse, Recycle environmental education program.

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Resource Center

Located at Arroyo Burro Beach, the Watershed Resource Center provides community and student education programs.

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Environmental Education

Our education programs reach up to 26,000 students in Santa Barbara County through lessons and field trips.

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Explore Ecology is teaming up with Jack Johnson on his 2017 Summer Tour! Jack's charity is matching donations contributed to us at the show or directly to our organization through September 1st, up to a total of $2500. Make a contribution right now and your money will be doubled by the Johnson Ohana Foundation. Donate over $50 and be entered to win a pair of tickets to Jack's show at the Bowl on either July 17th and 18th. Deadline to donate for chance to win tickets is July 5. Donate here!
Next Events
Monthly Beach Cleanup
July 9th and August 13th 12:00-2:00 pm. Arroyo Burro Beach more info >>
Macrame Plant Hangers
Friday, July 14, 6 to 8pm
If you have always wanted to learn macramé, or just want a fun new plant hanger, join us for this beginning Macramé Workshop. more info >>
Rockin' Our Roots Concert in the Vines
Saturday, July 22, 2:00 to 6:00 pm at Buttonwood Farm Vineyard in Solvang. more info >>
Paper Marbling Workshop
Friday, August 11, 6 to 8pm
Learn the art of paper marbling, a decorative technique that has been used for centuries. A method of aqueous surface design, paper marbling creates patterns that look similar to marble or other types of stone. more info >>