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, and School Gardens.

Make a difference
with Explore Ecology!

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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 temporarily closed our Creative ReUse Store. 

Thank You for Your Understanding

Shop in our NEW Online Store by clicking here.

Our Art Workshops for children and adults are now online for your convenience.  Click here to see our upcoming workshops.  

Follow us on social media for creative art projects you can do at home.

ENGAGE

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create
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celebrate
support

OUR PROGRAMS

ART FROM
SCRAP

Visit our Creative ReUse Store, Art Workshop, and Gallery

WATERSHED
RESOURCE CENTER

Beach Cleanups, Watershed Education,
and Community Events

Environmental Education

Schedule Your Field Trip Today

SCHOOL
GARDENS

Growing Healthy Minds, Bodies,
and Little Green Thumbs

VIRTUAL SUMMER CAMPS

Join us for our fun and interactive online Summer Camp!

OUR EVENTS

Contact Us

We're not around right now. But you can send us an email and we'll get back to you, asap.