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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Next Events
• Coastal Cleanup Day 2016
September 17, 9:00 am to 12:00 pm.
With more than 27 sites to choose from, isn't it time to show your favorite beach or creek some love?
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• Wonders of Water Creek Week Family Celebration
Sunday, September 25, 11am to 1:30 pm
at the Watershed Resource Center at Arroyo Burro Beach more info >>
•Trash Into Treasure: Eco-Art and Reuse Market
Sunday, October 2, 12pm to 3pm
Celebrate the launch of the new Eco-Boutique at Art From Scrap. more info >>

• Monthly Beach Cleanup
October 9th and November 14th
2nd Sundays of the Month, 12:00-2:00 pm.
Arroyo Burro Beach more info >>

• Call to Artists for Revalorizar: Reclaimed Beyond Borders Exhibit Fundraiser
Artists are invited to participate in Art From Scrap's Fall Fundraiser Exhibit Revalorizar: Reclaimed Beyond Borders. A celebration of art created with reuse materials, Revalorizar will showcase the work of assemblage artists in Santa Barbara County and beyond.
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