Support the Next Generation of Environmental Stewards 


Explore Ecology is excited to be embarking on a revisioning of our Art From Scrap workshop. Building upon 30 years of creative reuse programming, the new EE Makerspace will elevate our potential for transformational artmaking. Community members of all abilities and backgrounds will utilize the redesigned Makerspace to explore, rethink, and reuse.

Now more than ever we need your support to ensure that the new EE Makerspace becomes an awesome community resource.

Help us fulfill our mission of empowering our community to protect and preserve the environment. With your support, over 35,000 children a year will receive free environmental education lessons and field trips at Art From Scrap, the Watershed Resource Center, and at thirty School Gardens throughout Santa Barbara County.

Your gift of any amount is greatly appreciated and allows us to more effectively serve our community and continue our important work of educating the next generation of environmental stewards. You can ensure that students have access to a garden, spend time outdoors, and continue to learn about science, art, and ecology.

Explore Ecology s a 501(c)(3) charitable organization, a non-profit in the State of California. Federal Tax ID #20-4944165.



Donate By Mail

You can mail a check with the memo “Donation” to:

Explore Ecology
302 East Cota Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93101

Please include your mailing address and email.

For assistance with your donation, contact Melissa or call her at 805-884-0459 x13.


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1% For the Planet

Explore Ecology is a proud nonprofit partner of 1% for the Planet, a global movement inspiring businesses and individuals to support environmental solutions through annual membership and everyday actions.

1% for the Planet member businesses give at least 1% of their annual sales while Individual Members give at least 1% of their annual salary and/or volunteer support directly to approved environmental nonprofits.

1% for the Planet is a growing, international network of more than 2,700 business members, and an expanding community of individual members supporting thousands of nonprofit partners in more than 60 countries. Members have given more than $225 million back to environmental nonprofits since 2002. Click Here to Learn More


Become a Sponsor

Explore Ecology holds many events throughout the year. If you are interested in becoming a sponsor, please email Melissa or call her at 805-884-0459 x13.


Planned Giving

Your gift to Explore Ecology will support our sustainability into the future.

A planned gift ensures that Santa Barbara County youth will continue to learn, grow, and explore in School Gardens, at Art From Scrap, and on fieldtrips to the Watershed Resource Center at Arroyo Burro Beach. Your support helps us educate the next generation of environmental stewards and also allows us to expand our programing to adults in our community.

Planned giving makes it easy for you to continue your donor legacy by arranging a donation that will be allocated at a future date and is most often donated in a will or trust. Planned gifts can be a monetary donation, real estate, stock, retirement accounts, or life insurance.

For information and to set up a meeting about a planned gift, please email Melissa or call her at at 805-884-0459 x13.


Amazon Smile

AmazonSmile is operated by Amazon with the same prices, products, and shopping features as When you shop on AmazonSmile, 0.5% of the purchase price of eligible products is donated to the nonprofit of your choice. AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way to support Explore Ecology every time you shop, at no cost to you.

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