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  • Santa Barbara Maritime Museum Seeks Docents! Classes Begin January 8, 2022
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    Santa Barbara Maritime Museum Seeks Docents! Classes Begin January 8, 2022

    Do you enjoy meeting and talking with people from California, across the US, and around the world? Do you want to share your love and knowledge of our beautiful harbor with visitors? Do you have at least three hours a week to volunteer? If so, the Santa Barbara Maritime Museum (SBMM) is looking for you to join its next 10-week docent training program, beginning Saturday, January 8 and running through March 12, 2022!

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    Zoom Webinar: Fishing and Philippine Coral Reefs

    The Santa Barbara Maritime Museum (SBMM) will present “Mapping the History & Ecological Influence of Fishing on Coral Reefs in the Philippines,” a free Zoom webinar with Dr. Jennifer Selgrath, a spatial ecologist and social scientist with the NOAA Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary. This presentation about her research on the effects of small-scale fishing on marine habitats in the Philippines and its implications for the Santa Barbara Channel will take place on Thursday, January 20, 2022, at 7pm PT. The webinar is free, but registration is required, and donations are welcome.

  • Karen Korinke sea glass rings
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    Sea Glass & Ocean Arts Pop-Up Show & Sale on December 18

    On Saturday, December 18, 2021, the Santa Barbara Maritime Museum (SBMM), in cooperation with the Sea Glass and Ocean Arts Festival, is hosting a special pop-up show and sale from 10am - 4pm on the Museum’s patio overlooking the harbor. This special Sea Glass & Ocean Arts pop-up show and sale features handmade, ocean-themed art, authentic sea glass jewelry created by numerous talented , and so much more.

  • Mermaids
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    Watercolor Mermaids: Lisa Dov Pop-Up Art Show & Sale

    The Santa Barbara Maritime Museum (SBMM) Store and watercolorist Lisa Dov will present a Pop Up Show & Sale of Lisa’s work on Sundays, December 5 and December 19, 2021, from 10 am-5 pm on the museum’s patio overlooking the Harbor. Lisa's work celebrates the Museum’s current mermaids exhibit, which runs through March 31, 2022.

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    Kelly Clause, Watercolors of Sea and Land: A Pop Up Show & Sale

    The Santa Barbara Maritime Museum (SBMM) Store and watercolorist Kelly Clause will present a Pop Up Show & Sale of Kelly’s work on Sunday, December 12, 2021, from 10 am-5 pm on the museum’s patio overlooking the Harbor.

  • Docent Class
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    Santa Barbara Maritime Museum to Hold Open House Information Session for Prospective Docents!

    Do you enjoy meeting and talking with people from California, across the US, and around the world? Do you want to share your love and knowledge of our beautiful harbor with visitors? Do you have at least three hours a week to volunteer? If so, come to a Prospective Docent Open House at the Santa Barbara Maritime Museum (SBMM) on Sunday, December 5, 2021, from 3 pm - 4 pm, to learn more about the Museum, its docent program, and the next training class which will begin Saturday, January 8, 2022!

  • Mermaids
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    Mermaids

    In conjunction with the opening of its upcoming exhibit, Mermaids: Visualizing the Myths & Legends - Photography by Ralph A. Clevenger & Friends, the Santa Barbara Maritime Museum is presenting a unique mermaid sighting event. On Saturday, November 13, 2021, from 11:30 am-2 pm, the public is invited to meet mermaids in the Harbor (sightings from 12:30-1pm), have their pictures taken with these legends, and view the new exhibit. This event is generously sponsored by Jack Mithun and Mercedes Millington and Mary and Chuck Wilson.

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    Mermaids

    In conjunction with the opening of its upcoming exhibit, Mermaids: Visualizing the Myths & Legends - Photography by Ralph A. Clevenger & Friends, the Santa Barbara Maritime Museum is presenting a unique mermaid sighting event. On Saturday, November 13, 2021, from 11:30 am-2 pm, the public is invited to meet mermaids in the Harbor (sightings from 12:30-1pm), have their pictures taken with these legends, and view the new exhibit. This event is generously sponsored by Jack Mithun and Mercedes Millington and Mary and Chuck Wilson.

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    Island Visions: A 7-Year Labor of Love by Local Brothers +40 More A presentation with Jacob Seigel Brielle and Isaac Seigel-Boettner

    The Santa Barbara Maritime Museum (SBMM) is proud to present “Island Visions,” a free Zoom webinar with brothers Jacob Seigel Brielle and Isaac Seigel-Boettner about their “un-textbook” and tome of wonder by the same name. This presentation about the Channel Islands and this special book will take place on Thursday, November 18, 2021, at 7pm PT. The webinar is free, but registration is required, and donations are welcome. Register at: https://sbmm.org/santa-barbara-event/

  • Mermaid image by Eryn Brydon
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    Mermaids: Visualizing the Myths and Legends through Photography An Exhibit by Ralph Clevenger and Friends

    The Santa Barbara Maritime Museum is pleased to announce the long-awaited re-opening of the exhibit, Mermaids: Visualizing the Myths and Legends through Photography, 16 images printed on canvas by Ralph Clevenger and friends. Originally scheduled to open on April 22, 2020, the exhibit was postponed because of the Covid-19 pandemic closures. Now, thanks to the generous support of Mimi Michaelis, the Alice Tweed Tuohy Foundation, and the Wood-Claeyssens Foundation the exhibit will be open to the public from November 11, 2021, through April 30, 2022.

  • Dr. David Valentine
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    Found…a DDT dumping ground near LA & Catalina! A Free Zoom Webinar with Professor David Valentine

    The Santa Barbara Maritime Museum (SBMM) is proud to present “Found…A DDT Dumping Ground near LA and Catalina!” a free Zoom webinar with Dr. David Valentine, the Norris Presidential Chair in Earth Science of the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB). This presentation will take place on Thursday, October 21 at 7pm PDT. The webinar is free, but registration is required, and donations are welcome. Register at: https://sbmm.org/santa-barbara-event/

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    Tideline Visions: The Art of Seaweed A Pop-Up Art Show & Sale

    The Santa Barbara Maritime Museum (SBMM) Store and photographic artist Karen Clark will present a pop-up show & sale of Karen’s work on Saturday, September 25, 2021, from 11 am-2 pm on the museum’s patio overlooking the Harbor.

  • Museum Day Logo
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    SBMM to Participate in Smithsonian Magazine's Museum Day

    How does Museum Day work?
    To get free admission, guests must present an official Museum Day ticket. This ticket provides general admission for each ticket holder plus one guest. Tickets are only valid on Museum Day, September 18, 2021. Tickets are now available to download. To register for tickets, visitors should go to the Smithsonian website, search for their favorite participating museum, and register at https://smithsonianmag.com/museumday/search/?q=

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    Girls in Ocean Science (GiOS), A Conference for Future Scientists

    The Santa Barbara Maritime Museum (SBMM) is pleased to announce its Inaugural Girls in Ocean Science (GiOS) Conference to be held at the Museum. The event is scheduled for Saturday, September 11, 2021, from 9am-4pm. This hands-on conference will connect leading female scientists with thirty (30) high school students. Because women continue to be the minority in many fields of science, the conference and speakers will be encouraging these young women to consider pursuing science-based fields of study.

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    Kelly Clause, Watercolors of Sea and Land: A Pop Up Show & Sale

    The Santa Barbara Maritime Museum (SBMM) Store and watercolorist Kelly Clause will present a Pop Up Show & Sale of Kelly’s work on Saturday, September 4, 2021, from 11 am-5 pm on the museum’s patio overlooking the Harbor.

  • Desalination Plant
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    ONLINE. Water Solutions: The Charles E. Meyer Desalination Plant

    The Santa Barbara Maritime Museum will present “Water Solutions: The Charles E. Meyer Desalination Plant,” a free Zoom webinar with Malcolm Hamilton and Gaylen Fair on Thursday, September 16, 2021, at 7 pm. They will discuss the City of Santa Barbara’s water supply and a history of the desalination plant from initial construction through to the recent reactivation of the plant The presentation is free, thanks to the generous sponsorship of Marie L. Morrisroe, but registration is required at https://sbmm.org/santa-barbara-events/.

  • Lizzie with fish
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    “Casting a Light into the Deep Sea” A Free Zoom Webinar Exploring Coral & Sponge Communities on the West Coast

    The Santa Barbara Maritime Museum (SBMM) will present “Casting a Light into the Deep Sea,” a free zoom webinar with research ecologist Lizzie Duncan exploring what scientists are learning about deep-sea coral and sponge communities off the California coast. This presentation will take place on Thursday, August 19, 2021, at 7 pm and is free thanks to the generosity of Marie L. Morrisroe. Registration is required at: https://sbmm.org/santa-barbara-events/. Donations are welcome.

  • Summer Glass Sundays!  Sea Glass & Ocean Arts Festival
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    Summer Glass Sundays! Sea Glass & Ocean Arts Festival

    The Santa Barbara Maritime Museum (SBMM), in cooperation with the Sea Glass and Ocean Arts Festival, is hosting a series of Sea Glass Sundays! this summer on the following Sundays: July 25, August 1, 8, 15, 22, & 29, 2021, from 10 am-5 pm on the museum’s patio overlooking the Harbor. Summer Glass Sundays! are free and open to the public. The Santa Barbara Sea Glass & Ocean Arts Festival, which usually occurs each year in September, has been cancelled for 2020 and 2021 and will not return until 2022; but you needn’t wait so long - join us at the Santa Barbara Maritime Museum.

  •  “Images of Our Rekindled Maritime Community,” an Online & In-Person SCAPE Art Show and Sale
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    “Images of Our Rekindled Maritime Community,” an Online & In-Person SCAPE Art Show and Sale

    Online: Wednesday, August 18-Tuesday, August 24, 2021
    In-Person: Wednesday, August 25, 2021, 1:00-8:00pm; Reception 5:00-8:00pm
    Thursday, August 26, 2021, 10:00am-5:00pm
    Registration: None required. Free and Open to the Public.
    For more information, visit https://sbmm.org/ or SCAPE at www.s-c-a-p-e.org.
    Sponsored by Southern California Artists Painting for the Environment (SCAPE)

  • Vicky Durand & Heather Hudson
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    Wave Women: A Book Talk and Presentation with Surfers Vicky Durand and Heather Hudson

    Santa Barbara, CA, June 23, 2021 – The Santa Barbara Maritime Museum (SBMM) presents a book talk with Vicky Durand, author of Wave Woman: The Life and Struggles of a Surfing Pioneer and Heather Hudson, producer of 93 Letters from Marge and The Women of the Waves films. This special book presentation, Q and A session, and signing event will take place in the museum’s Munger Theater on Thursday, July 29 at 4 pm PDT. Limited seating. Free with Museum admission, but reservations are required and can be made online at reservations@sbmm.org.

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