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.

Make a difference
with Explore Ecology!

SIGNUP DONATE

Do you know someone who loves the environment, speaks for the plants and animals, and has made a difference in a school, a classroom, or in our community? Make this their time to shine by nominating them for an Explore Ecology Environmental Stewardship Award that honors teachers and students in Santa Barbara County. Nominations are being accepted now through March 15th.

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educate
create
shop
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

SUMMER CAMPS

• NATURAL ARTISTS
• ECOLOGY EXPLORERS
• INVENT, MAKE, PLAY
• ART IS EVERYWHERE

REUSESB

Shop Locally and Support Explore Ecology

OUR EVENTS

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