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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Santa Barbara Edible Education Symposium (SBEES)

Join us for the Santa Barbara Edible Education Symposium (SBEES) on October 11th and 12th, 2019.

In this dynamic two day conference, participants learn from one another, exchange ideas and best practices, and strengthen partnerships and networks. SBEES showcases and celebrates the work of educators, farmers, school food service providers, and youth leaders across the Central Coast. 

October 11 and 12

Garden Tours: Friday, October 11
Symposium: Saturday, October 12

Harvest Dinner: Saturday, October 12 from 5:00 pm to 8:30 pm

Explore Ecology 2019 Environmental Stewardship Awards

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 honor teachers and students who promote environmental stewardship through education and action. Nominations are being accepted now through April 8th.

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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

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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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