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Throughout the year, the Museum offers an exciting variety of classes and workshops, which provide opportunities to experience nature first hand, develop new observational skills, meet active adults with similar interests, and learn from experts.

For more specific information about upcoming classes and workshops, please visit our Calendar page.

Nature Poetry Workshop
With Paul Willis, Poet in Residence
Saturday, September 17

A nature poetry workshop with Museum Poet-in-Residence, Paul Willis. Open to adults and teens.  FREE with Museum admission. Pre-registration required
at Meet in the Museum Library.


Nature Poetry Reading
With Paul Willis, Poet-in-Residence, & Friends
Sunday, October 2

Join Museum Poet-in-Residence, Paul Willis and local poets, for poetry readings in celebration of nature.


2016 Autumn Birds of Santa Barbara Field Classes

Registration opens Monday, August 8 (Members); Tuesday, August 9 (Non-Members) at
No pre-registrations offered.

Mondays with Fred Emerson
Dates: September 12-October 31

Mondays 9:00-11:00AM


Join our naturalist and expert birder Fred Emerson to study and observe spring bird life at local creeks, sloughs, beaches, and woodland. This class will emphasize plant and bird relationships.

Thursdays with Guy Tingos

Dates: September 22-November 10

Thursdays 8:30-10:30AM

Discover the fall birds of Santa Barbara with Birder Guy Tingos. This birding class will view bird life in riparian, oakwoodland and beach ecosystems.

Please contact Justin Canty at 805-682-4711 ext. 162 or if you have questions regarding field trips & classes.


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