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
• Intention Flags and Talismans
March 22, 6-8pm
Attract positive vibes in our Intention Flags and Talismans workshop. Create beautiful hand painted flags that reflect your intention. more info >>

• Poetry Workshop
April 14, 6-8pm
Vintage typewriters, poetry, and wine… join us for a Poetry Workshop at Art From Scrap on April 14th. Poet Simon Kiefer will guide participants in an magical evening of inspired poetry writing and reading. more info >>
Art of Indigo
April 15, 1-3pm
Learn about the magic of indigo, a plant-based dye that has been used for thousands of years to create many hues of blue. Guest artist Derek Horn will teach us how to mix an indigo dye vat to get the most from this natural pigment. more info >>
Bonnie and Friends Art Opening
Friday, March 17, 6 to 8 pm at Art From Scrap Gallery.
A Retrospective and Memorial exhibition highlighting the work of Bonnie Anne Rapkin more info >>
Monthly Beach Cleanup
March 12th amd April 9th 12:00-2:00 pm. Arroyo Burro Beach more info >>
• New Art Workshop Schedule
Saturday Mornings at Art From Scrap more info >>