Empowering Our Community to Protect and Preserve the Environment
Explore Ecology is an environmental education and arts nonprofit located in Santa Barbara, California. We work with over 30,000 children a year, inspiring them to engage with the natural world, think critically, and experience the value of environmental stewardship. Explore Ecology programs include the Art From Scrap Creative ReUse Store and Gallery, Environmental Education, Watershed Resource Center, School Gardens, and ReUseSB.
New! Online Store
Shop ’til you drop for a cause in our new online store.
Creative ReUse Materials, Gift Cards, and More!
Shop and Support Explore Ecology!
A Message to Our Community
Your safety and the safety of our staff is of the utmost importance to us. We know that many of you are concerned about the COVID-19 virus, as are we. In order to take care of our staff and community, we have decided to temporarily close our Creative ReUse Store as a precaution. Our Art Workshops for children and adults are postponed until we re-open.
Thank You for Your Understanding
We’ll keep you updated about our store hours and events. Follow us on social media for creative art projects you can do at home.
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Growing Healthy Minds, Bodies,
and Little Green Thumbs
VIRTUAL SUMMER CAMPS
Join us for our fun and interactive online Summer Camp!