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.
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 31st.
Rockin’ Our Roots Concert in the Vines
Join us for a summer concert and benefit for Explore Ecology at Buttonwood Farm Winery on Saturday, July 21st, from 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm. Soul Majestic and the Crown City Bombers will be playing on the outdoor stage near the vineyard pond. You can bring a picnic or order from a food truck onsite Your $50.00 ticket includes a logo GoVino glass, two generous pours of wine, and admission to the concert. A portion of each ticket sale benefits Explore Ecology’s environmental education and arts programming.
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Growing Healthy Minds, Bodies,
and Little Green Thumbs
• NATURAL ARTISTS
• ECOLOGY EXPLORERS
• INVENT, MAKE, PLAY
• BEACH EXPLORERS
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