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
• New Art Workshop Schedule
Saturday Mornings at Art From Scrap more info >>

• Succulent Arranging Workshop
Friday, February 24, 6 to 8 pm. Create Beauty! Join Guest Artist James Cunningham for a Succulent Arranging Workshop on at Santa Barbara's creative hub, Art From Scrap more info >>
The Art of Indigo Dyeing
Learn about the magic of indigo, a plant-based dye that has been used for thousands of years to create many hues of blue 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
February 12 and March 12th 12:00-2:00 pm. Arroyo Burro Beach more info >>