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

• Monthly Beach Cleanup
November 14th and December 11th
2nd Sundays of the Month, 12:00-2:00 pm.
Arroyo Burro Beach more info >>
• Young Americans Art Opening
November 3, from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Art From Scrap Gallery more info >>

• Paper Quilling Workshop for Adults
Friday, November 18, from 6 to 8 pm.
Learn the art of Paper Quilling with artist Rae Tu Tran at one of Santa Barbara's most inspiring creative hubs- Art From Scrap! more info >>