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September 2018

Coastal Cleanup Day

September 15, 2018
9:00 am
- 12:00 pm
Free

Become Part of the Solution to Marine Pollution  Isn’t it time to show your favorite beach or creek some love? Join us for Coastal Cleanup Day on Saturday, September 15th, from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm. The largest volunteer effort in California, Coastal Cleanup Day is our day to give back to the ocean, beaches, and creeks that make Santa Barbara County such a wonderful place to live. Get outside, enjoy nature, and and remove marine debris from our beaches…

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November 2018

Sustainability Hub: BlueTech & Marine Conservation

November 29, 2018
5:30 pm
- 8:30 pm
Impact Hub, 10 E Yanonali St
Santa Barbara, CA 93101 United States
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$10 – $20

Join your community for an evening at Impact Hub on Thursday, November 29th  from 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm.  Listen to speakers from Oceans Unmanned, Sea Legacy, and EcoQuants talk about the latest in ocean conservation technology and local efforts to reduce marine debris. Music and Cocktail Hour start at 5:30 pm. Speakers start at 6:30 pm. Food and drinks provided by The Good Lion, Riverbench Winery and the Isla Vista Food Cooperative. Live music by Salty Strings. All proceeds benefit Explore Ecology.  Member Price:…

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January 2019

Explore Ecology at the Seed Swap

January 27, 2019
1:30 pm
- 4:30 pm
Trinity Gardens, at Trinity Lutheran Church 909 North La Cumbre Road
Santa Barbara, CA 93110
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Free

Look for the Explore Ecology table at the 11th Annual Santa Barbara Seed Swap! Visit our booth, talk to our Garden Educators, and learn about our School Gardens Program. You can bring seeds, plants, stakes, envelopes or other packaging to take your seeds home with you.No seeds? That's okay. You can still take some home to plant! This free event is sponsored by the Santa Barbara Permaculture Network.

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February 2019

Why Watersheds Deserve Attention: A Panel Discussion at Westmont College

February 26, 2019
3:30 pm
- 4:30 pm
Westmont College, 955 La Paz Road
Santa Barbara, CA 93108 United States
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Westmont College's Sustainability Speaker Series features a variety of panelists across disciplines to focus on pertinent environmental issues. This month's panel discussion will highlight watersheds as a tribute to The Westmont Ridley Tree Museum of Art's new exhibit, Watershed: Contemporary Landscape Photography. Explore Ecology's Environmental Educator, Julia Keane, will be one of the panelists.   The event is located in Kerrwood Hall in the Hieronymus Lounge.

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April 2019

Earth Day Festival

April 27, 2019
10:00 am
- 5:00 pm
Alameda Park, 1400 Santa Barbara St CA 93101 United States + Google Map
Free

Join Explore Ecology at the Santa Barbara Earth Day Festival at Alameda Park on Saturday and Sunday, April 27 and 28.  Look for our booth #202 in the Kids Corner section of Alameda Park near the corner of Anacapa and East Sola Streets. Visit our Sensory Garden to discover the green aromatic world of plants. Name A Worm! Get to know Explore Ecology’s red wriggler worms. Name your favorite and learn how to start your own worm bin. These super…

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Environmental Stewardship Awards Ceremony

April 27, 2019
1:00 pm
- 2:30 pm
Santa Barbara Earth Day Festival, 1400 Santa Barbara St
Santa Barbara, CA 93101 United States
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Free

It’s time to honor our 2019 Explore Ecology Environmental Stewardship Award Winners! Join us at the Awards Ceremony at the Santa Barbara Earth Day Festival on Saturday, April 27th at 1:00 pm on the stage in the Kids’ Corner. Recipients will be honored and give acceptance speeches on the Kids’ Stage and at 2:30 pm will join CEC’s Environmental Heroes on the Main Stage for further recognition. Pleae join us!

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Earth Day Festival

April 28, 2019
10:00 am
- 5:00 pm
Alameda Park, 1400 Santa Barbara St CA 93101 United States + Google Map
Free

Join Explore Ecology at the Santa Barbara Earth Day Festival at Alameda Park on Saturday and Sunday, April 27 and 28.  Look for our booth #202 in the Kids Corner section of Alameda Park near the corner of Anacapa and East Sola Streets. Visit our Sensory Garden to discover the green aromatic world of plants. Name A Worm! Get to know Explore Ecology’s red wriggler worms. Name your favorite and learn how to start your own worm bin. These super hero decomposers will…

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June 2019

Our Medicine Grows Plant Walk & Medicine Making Journey

June 29, 2019
10:00 am
- 12:00 pm
Watershed Resource Center, 2991 Cliff Dr.
Santa Barbara, 93100 United States
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$30.00

Join herbalist Lindsay Kolasa for a day in the field at our Plant Walk and Medicine Making Workshop. We will sniff, sample, and sip our way through the plant world. Learn about the basics of how plants affect the body through taste and get ready to chew on some botanical terms and deep soul stories. By the end of the workshop, we'll be making medicine to take home! Guest Instructor Lindsay Kolasa is a Community Herbalist, Traditional Food Ways Educator, and Soul-worker with…

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June 2020

Explore Ecology Summer Clubhouse

June 29
9:00 am
- July 3
11:00 am
Online Via Zoom CA 93101 United States
Free

We are offering a super fun alternative to in-person camp this year, our new online Explore Ecology Summer Clubhouse. Join us on Zoom for art and garden workshops, games, and nature-based learning all offered at no cost to you! Explore Ecology wants to engage lots of children this summer and make environmental and art education accessible for our community. We've decided to make our Summer Clubhouse free of charge, so more kids can attend. If you’re looking for a little bit of structure for your children now that…

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July 2020

Explore Ecology Summer Clubhouse

July 20
9:00 am
- July 24
11:00 am
Online Via Zoom CA 93101 United States

We are offering a super fun alternative to in-person camp this year, our new online Explore Ecology Summer Clubhouse. Join us on Zoom for art and garden workshops, games, and nature-based learning all offered at no cost to you! Explore Ecology wants to engage lots of children this summer and make environmental and art education accessible for our community. We've decided to make our Summer Clubhouse free of charge, so more kids can attend. If you’re looking for a little bit of structure for your children now that…

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