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Lunch and Learn: Dive into Local Underwater Parks with Channelkeeper

At Zoom

January 16, 2021 / 12:30 PM–1:30 PM

Remember the old saying, “Don't go swimming right after you eat”? Well, that doesn't matter when virtually jumping into marine protected areas (MPAs)! Order takeout or delivery from our favorite ocean-friendly restaurant, Rincon Brewery, and then join us for a virtual tour of local MPAs. Santa Barbara Channelkeeper will take us below the surface to get an underwater look at three local marine parks. Discover the beauty and importance of these areas and learn how we can protect them for generations to come.

Rincon Brewery (with locations in Santa Barbara, Carpinteria, and Ventura *update 1/16/21: SB location is not currently selling food, but Carpinteria and Ventura are*) is recognized by the Surfrider Foundation as a Platinum Level Ocean Friendly Restaurant. This means they’ve adopted all of the criteria used by the Ocean Friendly Restaurant program to reduce waste and serve sustainable seafood.

To order delivery from Rincon Brewery's Carpinteria or Ventura locations, click here.

To order takeout for curbside pickup at Rincon Brewery's Carpinteria or Ventura locations, visit

This free event is part of Underwater Parks Day. Click here to check out the whole program! To attend any or all of the free events, you only need one Zoom link, which will let you hop on and off from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM. Click here to register.

For more information about any of these events, contact Community Education Manager Stefanie Coleman at 805-682-4711 ext. 170 or Sponsored in part by the NSF Grant OCE-1851194, EF-1921367 1921367.