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.

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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
• Monthly Beach Cleanup
August 14
2nd Sundays of the Month, 12:00-2:00 pm.
Arroyo Burro Beach more info >>
• Explore Ecology Fundraiser- 14th Annual Area 5.1 & Kalyra Golf Classic
On Friday, August 26th. At noon. Explore Ecology has been chosen to be the recipient for the 14th Annual Area 5.1 and Kalyra Golf Tournament at the Glen Annie Golf Club. Not a golfer? Join Us for Dinner at 6:00 pm. more info >>
• Sunday Studio Free Art Class
Join us on four Sundays in July from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm to learn the art of Paper Quilling with artist Rae Tran.
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• STEAM Workshop Schedule: Wednesdays, 3 to 5 PM ($8 class)
Join us for a series of Wednesday Workshops focused on 'STEAM' - Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math. Workshops are taught by teacher Michelle McMillian and are fun for children of all ages.
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• Leather Belt Making Workshop for Adults with Stefan Dobrianov
Friday, August 12, 2016 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Where: Art From Scrap - 302 East Cota Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101more info >>
• Party in Your Pajamas! Kids Night Out
When: Friday, August 5, 2016 from 6:00 PM to 9:30 PM
Where: Art From Scrap - 302 East Cota Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101 more info >>