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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 David Starkey, Poet-in-Residence
Saturday, May 7
3:00-4:00 PM
Museum Library

Join Museum Poet-in-Residence, David Starkey, for a nature poetry writing workshop.  Workshop is free with Museum admission and open to all ages.  Pre-registration required (10 max participants).




Metaphors and Metamorphosis
With David Starkey, Poet-in-Residence, & Friends
Sunday, May 22
On-going readings from 3:00-4:00 PM
Butterfly Pavillion

Join Museum Poet-in-Residence, David Starkey and local poets Ron Alexander, Susan Chiavelli, Friday Gretchen, Peg Quinn and Fernando Salinas, for poetry readings in Celebration of Butterflies Alive!



2016 Autumn Birds of Santa Barbara Field Classes


Mondays with Fred Emerson
Dates TBD

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 Rebecca Coulter
Dates TBD

The early bird gets the worm!  Join our naturalist and expert birder Rebecca Coulter to study and observe fall bird life at local creeks, sloughs, beaches, and woodland.


Please contact Ron Skinner at 805-682-4711 ext. 170 or if you have questions regarding field trips & classes.


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