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Throughout the year, the Museum offers an exciting variety of programs designed to encourage understanding and appreciation of the many facets of our natural world. Lectures and films provide opportunities to experience new ideas, develop new 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.

Santa Barbara Audubon's March Program: Restoring Bird Habitat on the Channel Islands
Wednesday, March 22, 2017 
Annie Little, Wildlife Biologist, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service 
Program is free and open to all.
Doors open at 7:00PM, Presentation is from 7:30PM to 9:00PM
Farrand Hall

Since 2002, the Montrose Settlements Restoration Program (MSRP) has been restoring natural resources on the Channel Islands harmed by the pesticide DDT. Annie will highlight the various MSRP bird restoration efforts on the islands, including Bald Eagle reintroduction; Peregrine Falcon monitoring; and seabird habitat restoration. She will discuss these projects' successes and challenges, and the value of partnerships.

For the past 21 years, Annie Little has worked as a Wildlife Biologist for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Since 2002, Annie has been the MSRP avian biologist and is currently stationed at Channel Islands National Park. In this role, she oversees the implementation of multiple bird restoration projects on the California Islands. Annie has a B.S. in Biology: Ecology, Behavior, and Evolution from the University of California, San Diego. She has been fortunate to do fieldwork in remote places of the world, including Ecuador and the subantarctic island of Crozet, but she is most happy working close to home on the Channel Islands. Photo provided by Annie Little, USFWS.

Exploring Farming, Foraging, and
Daily Life in the Moche World

Lecture by Dana Bardolph, UCSB
Monday, April 3, 2017
7:30 PM
Farrand Hall

Analysis of data from recent excavations reveals how shifts in ancient agricultural strategies influenced the development of political complexity in the Moche world.

Information: Call Tacy Kennedy at 805-682-4711 ext. 141 or

TIDES: The Science and Spirit of the Ocean 
An enthralling journey into the surprising and poetic workings of the tide.
Thursday, May 18, 2017 
7:00-8:30 PM 
Farrand Hall at the Museum

Join writer, sailor and surfer Jonathan White, the author of Tides: The Science and Spirit of the Ocean, as he takes readers across the globe on an enthralling journey into the surprising and poetic workings of the tide. Jonathan will highlight excerpts and stories from his travels ranging from discussions on tides with French monks to Arctic Inuit elders historical perspective on tidal spirits and the threats of rising sea level.

Buy Tickets $10 Members; $12 non-members 
Information: Call Stefanie Coleman at 805-682-4711 ext. 170 or



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