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Why the Endangered Species Act matters

August 31, 2018

If you have been following recent news cycles, you may have noticed that there is an effort underway to weaken the Endangered Species Act (ESA). You might also wonder why efforts to reduce environmental protections under the ESA should matter to you. As scientists and conservationists at the Santa Barbara Botanic Garden, our role is to conserve the diversity of life (biodiversity) - which in many ways boils down to saving the plants that are native to an area, the communities they form, and the habitat that those communities provide to bugs, lizards, birds and other organisms, including humans.

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Botanical black holes

June 30, 2018

'Invasive plants are like badly behaving houseguests who take over your whole house and then leave a mess," according to Dr. Denise Knapp, Ph.D., director of conservation and research for the Santa Barbara Botanic Garden.

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Good vibrations

June 26, 2018

As soothing tones from a combination of Tibetan and crystal singing bowls and gongs filled the air, participants at the Santa Barbara Botanic Garden's recent Meditation with Sound class closed their eyes and sank into a state of total relaxation.

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Have Fun, Learn A Lot At SB Botanical Garden

June 5, 2018

In a single day, your family can take a fabulous trip that includes hiking in the redwoods, looking for critters in the desert, climbing peaks for ocean views, learning a bit of California Mission history, discovering the Channel Islands, and exploring in nature.

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