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.
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.
Explore Ecology Summer Camps
We know what kids like – exploring the natural world, creating art, making new friends, and going on summertime adventures. We’ve been offering camps for over 18 years and love hanging out with happy campers! Reserve your spot now for one or all of our new summer camp sessions.
Registration Now Open
Make This Your Best Summer Yet!
Visit our Creative ReUse Store, Art Workshop, and Gallery
Beach Cleanups, Watershed Education,
and Community Events
Schedule Your Field Trip Today
Growing Healthy Minds, Bodies,
and Little Green Thumbs
• NATURAL ARTISTS
• ECOLOGY EXPLORERS
• INVENT, MAKE, PLAY
• BEACH EXPLORERS