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

• Homespun Holiday Makers Market
Saturday, December 10th, at the AFS Parking Lot from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm. Shop for handmade gifts from local artisans at our Homespun. more info >>

• Wish Dolls with Barbara Drucker
In this experimental arts-based workshop participants will draw upon their innate creativity and artistic skills, using a simple method inspired by creative arts therapies, to generate symbolic doll-like figures that represent participants' wishes, dreams, and inner desires. more info >>

Monthly Beach Cleanup
December 11th, 2nd Sunday of the Month, 12:00-2:00 pm. Arroyo Burro Beach more info >>