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 Presents:
Avifaunal Breeding on the Channel Islands
Lecture by Paul Collins, Curator of Vertebrate Zoology,
Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History
Wednesday, January 25, 2017
Paul will talk about the significant changes
that have occurred in the breeding avifauna
of the Channel Islands due to intensive
conservation and restoration efforts during
the past half century. These changes include
the addition of 26 species that have either
been confirmed or are suspected to have
nested for the first time on one or more of
the Channel Islands!
Santa Barbara County Archaeological Society Presents:
A Tale of Two Red Abalone Features
Lecture by Dr. Lynn Gamble, UCSB
Monday, February 6, 2017
Dr. Gamble uses multiple lines of analysis to support her claim that El Montón on Santa Cruz Island was a persistent site where early visitors held significant feasts, constructed dwellings, buried their dead, and performed ceremonies where select groups of individuals were revered.
Secrets of the Ness of Brodgar
A Stone-Age Complex in the Heart of
Neolithic Orkney, World Heritage Site
Thursday, March 2, 2017
Buy Tickets Members $10; Non-members $12
Join Nick Card, Excavation Site Director, as he takes us on an
exploration of the Ness of Brodgar, a recently discovered,
unique 5,000 year old Neolithic complex, situated in the midst
of a World Heritage Site located in the Orkney Islands of
Scotland. This multi-award winning excavation is redefining our
perceptions of the Neolithic period in Britain and beyond.
Information: Contact Stefanie Coleman at
805-682-4711 ext. 170 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Sponsored in part by Dr. Christel Bejenke Fund, Santa Barbara Archeological Society, and Paul and Sandy Russell.