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  • Intro to Zentangle Online Workshop
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    Intro to Zentangle Online Workshop

    The Zentangle Method is an easy-to-learn, relaxing, and fun way to create beautiful abstract images by drawing structured patterns. No experience with art is required- if you can write your name- you can create a small Zentangle masterpiece, one stroke at a time! It increases focus and creativity, provides artistic satisfaction along with an increased sense of personal well-being. The Zentangle Method of art meditation is enjoyed all over the world, across a wide range of skills, interests and ages.

  • Beach Cleanup
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    Beach Cleanup

    Show the beach some love this Sunday! Join us for a socially distanced Explore Ecology cleanup from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm at beautiful Arroyo Burro Beach. Meet in front of the Watershed Resource Center (blue building) before the cleanup to sign in. Face masks are required.

    You are welcome to bring your own clean up supplies or use ours. We’ll have buckets with sanitized handles, plastic bags, and reusable or disposable gloves. Cleanups will be self-guided and can include the beach, the parking lot, or the open spaces surrounding Arroyo Burro.

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    Beach Cleanup

    Show the beach some love this Sunday! Join us for a socially distanced Explore Ecology cleanup from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm at beautiful Arroyo Burro Beach. Meet in front of the Watershed Resource Center (blue building) before the cleanup to sign in. Face masks are required.

    You are welcome to bring your own clean up supplies or use ours. We’ll have buckets with sanitized handles, plastic bags, and reusable or disposable gloves. Cleanups will be self-guided and can include the beach, the parking lot, or the open spaces surrounding Arroyo Burro.

  • Santa Barbara County Cleans Up During Coastal Cleanup Month

    Santa Barbara County residents picked up nearly 4,000 pounds of trash during the month of September for Coastal Cleanup Month.

  • Johnson Ohana Foundation Donates $10,000 to Explore Ecology

    The Johnson Ohana Foundation has awarded Santa Barbara nonprofit Explore Ecology a $10,000 donation for general support of their School Gardens Program.

  • Coastal Cleanup Month Starts Saturday

    Coastal Cleanup Month, formerly known as Coastal Cleanup Day, starts Saturday and community members are encouraged to participate by cleaning up litter close to home and in their neighborhoods on four Saturdays in September. 

  • Coastal Cleanup Month
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    Coastal Cleanup Month

    Coastal Clean-Up Day is now Coastal Cleanup Month! Instead of gathering together at beaches and sites throughout the County on a single day, let's protect the coast from home by cleaning up our neighborhoods. Cleanups will occur every Saturday from 9 to Noon on September 5th, 12th, 19th, and 26th. You can participate in one or all of the cleanups. Be sure to record what you find so your litter is included in the statewide count. Learn how at our website: ExploreEcology.org/Coastal-Cleanup-Day/.

  • Coastal Cleanup Month
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    Coastal Cleanup Month

    Coastal Clean-Up Day is now Coastal Cleanup Month! Instead of gathering together at beaches and sites throughout the County on a single day, let's protect the coast from home by cleaning up our neighborhoods. Cleanups will occur every Saturday from 9 to Noon on September 5th, 12th, 19th, and 26th. You can participate in one or all of the cleanups. Be sure to record what you find so your litter is included in the statewide count. Learn how at our website: ExploreEcology.org/Coastal-Cleanup-Day/.

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    Coastal Cleanup Month

    Coastal Clean-Up Day is now Coastal Cleanup Month! Instead of gathering together at beaches and sites throughout the County on a single day, let's protect the coast from home by cleaning up our neighborhoods. Cleanups will occur every Saturday from 9 to Noon on September 5th, 12th, 19th, and 26th. You can participate in one or all of the cleanups. Be sure to record what you find so your litter is included in the statewide count. Learn how at our website: ExploreEcology.org/Coastal-Cleanup-Day/.

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    Coastal Cleanup Month

    Coastal Clean-Up Day is now Coastal Cleanup Month! Instead of gathering together at beaches and sites throughout the County on a single day, let's protect the coast from home by cleaning up our neighborhoods. Cleanups will occur every Saturday from 9 to Noon on September 5th, 12th, 19th, and 26th. You can participate in one or all of the cleanups. Be sure to record what you find so your litter is included in the statewide count. Learn how at our website: ExploreEcology.org/Coastal-Cleanup-Day/.

  • ReUse Robots Workshop
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    ReUse Robots Workshop

    Turn your old boxes and containers into robots. Our art coordinator Rachel will teach you how to take your recycling and create your very own robots.

    Supplies for the workshop are materials that you most likely already have at home

    You’ll need the following:

  • Fertile Soil, Less Toil Workshop
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    Fertile Soil, Less Toil Workshop

    Build your own vermicomposting bin in this hands-on workshop with Explore Ecology Garden Educator Bennett Rock on Friday, July 24th, at 4:00 pm on Zoom. Bennett will teach you how to create healthy, fertile garden soil using worms. You’ll learn how to maintain your new worm bin, what your worms and other soil organisms need to thrive, and how vermicompost can be used in your garden. Grow more with less by letting healthy soil do the work. This is the first workshop in our Healthy Soil Series.

  • Explore Ecology Summer Camp
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    Explore Ecology Summer Camp

    This Summer, Explore Ecology Camps are going virtual! We are planning for a summer full of creative reuse art, gardening, and environmental education activities. Our week-long camps will meet via Zoom daily from 9:00 am to 11:00 am Monday through Friday. Campers will enjoy projects, connect with each other, and most importantly have fun while safe at home.

    Camp sign up also registers you for our new Explore Ecology Clubhouse. Each afternoon after camp, you can join us for two optional creative activities or take a break and jump back in for camp the next day.

  • Creating Transformational Spaces Workshop
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    Creating Transformational Spaces Workshop

    Let's envision our future by creating the ecovillage of our dreams in this experiential art workshop at Art From Scrap. We'll make to-scale models of an imaginary, but possible transformational community. Guest Instructor Nicky LaFleur of Lucidity will lead us in envisioning how to infuse soul and create shape in a communal environment and then build a self-sustaining magical miniature community by working with the forms of reuse materials. Join us for this exploration in using our imaginations to construct worlds of cooperation, creativity, and regeneration.

  • COSMIC DAYDREAM Art Opening
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    COSMIC DAYDREAM Art Opening

    COSMIC DAYDREAM, an immersive art installation featuring a suite of virtual reality films by filmmaker Travis Hutchison, opens at the Art From Scrap Gallery on Friday, January 31st, from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm. COSMIC DAYDREAM celebrates the art, music, and innovation of three legendary artists who explored the idea of “Space Age”: Andy Warhol’s Silver 60’s, David Bowie’s 70’s Glam Rock, and Kenny Scharf’s New Wave 80’s.

    The virtual reality experience will be offered for one night only on Friday, January 31st, from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm at the Opening Reception.

  • Beach Cleanup
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    Beach Cleanup

    Thank you for cleaning the beach with us this year! We love clean beaches. If you do, too, let's make our last cleanup of 2019 HUGE! Join us on Sunday, December 8th, at 10:00 am at Arroyo Burro Beach. Meet at the Watershed Resource Center before the cleanup for supplies and to sign in. Pre-registration is advised, but not necessary.

  • Lip Balms and Salves Workshop
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    Lip Balms and Salves Workshop

    Learn a new skill perfect for gift making in this special holiday workshop led by instructor Rachel Meeker of Wanderlust Wildcraft. Rachel will show us how to make easy handmade body products from natural ingredients. Skip the stress of holiday shopping this year and instead enjoy an afternoon of handcrafting natural products in the Art From Scrap workshop.

  • Stained Glass Ornaments Workshop
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    Stained Glass Ornaments Workshop

    Celebrate the holidays by making Modern Stained Glass Ornaments with Art From Scrap! Chelsea of Brewer & Marr Glassworks will be your guide through the mindful practice of the copper foil stained glass method. This workshop is suited for adults 18 years and older. Your $68 tickets includes all materials, three hours of instruction, and a glass of wine.

  • Dream Weavers and Embroiderers of Truth Art Opening
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    Dream Weavers and Embroiderers of Truth Art Opening

    Dream Weavers & Embroiderers of Truth opens at the Art From Scrap Gallery on Friday, November 15th, from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. You are invited to this beautiful show that highlights the work of gifted local fiber artists. Artists include Georganne Alex, Ti (Theresa de L’Arbre d’Estaing), Laura Denny, Debbie Donley, Maria Dzreeva, Judith Geiger, Annie Guillamette, Maureen Kampen, Syd McCutcheon, Mary Price, Carol Rosen, Ute Vasina, and Dana Zyrzolo.

  • Call for Fiber Artists for New Exhibition
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    Call for Fiber Artists for New Exhibition

    We are looking for fiber artists to submit work for our November fiber arts show Dream Weavers & Embroiderers of Truth. Open to fiber arts in any media, the new show will highlight the work of gifted local fiber artists and cohorts from further afield.

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