Explore Ecology delivers a variety of environmental education programs to encourage creative thinking through hands-on science exploration and art discovery.Their work combines environmental awareness and artistic creativity to create a connection between people and their environment. Explore Ecology address how individuals can effect positive environmental change, with a focus on teaching about the interconnectedness of environmental issues, stressing the importance of individual choices and actions, promoting problem solving skills through exploration with Reuse materials, and facilitating individual actions through community services learning projects. The Garden Club of Santa Barbara provided funding for the 30 school gardens for Garden Educators and for irrigation training and updating.
Lotusland, the 37-acre estate of the late Madame Ganna Walska located in Montecito, is a rare botanical nirvana.Lotusland features an enormous diversity of exotic plants from around the globe arranged in 25 gardens, each distinctive in design but beautifully transitioned to make a seamless passage through fanciful displays premised on elaborate themes. The Garden Club of Santa Barbara provided funding for the Alluaudia group in the succulent garden.
Santa Ynez Valley Botanic Garden is dedicated to fostering the discovery and deeper understanding of the natural world and an appreciation of the significance of nature in our lives. The Garden Club of Santa Barbara provided funding for irrigation supplies and propagation materials.