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.

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Donate Today to Explore Ecology Through SBGives! 

Your support keeps our School Gardens Program thriving and alive with possibility for 14,000 students at 38 schools in Santa Barbara County. Children who garden spend valuable time outside, cultivate a deeper understanding of ecology, and feel an increased responsibility to care for nature. Please support these enthusiastic young learners.
Help us meet our Challenge Grant of $2,510 on SBGives! From now until midnight on December 31st, you can donate to Explore Ecology through the SBGives! website.

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create
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celebrate
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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

SUMMER CAMPS

• NATURAL ARTISTS
• ECOLOGY EXPLORERS
• INVENT, MAKE, PLAY
• BEACH EXPLORERS

REUSESB

Shop Locally and Support Explore Ecology

OUR EVENTS

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