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California Naturalist Program

September 7, 2016 - November 9, 2016

Join us for this innovative program developed to foster a committed corps of volunteer naturalists and citizen scientists.

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Image of boys on El Tigre taken by Denise Knapp

Natural History of the Channel Islands

September 13, 2016 - November 22, 2016

Sold Out! Glimpse into this hidden world focusing on climate, geology, plants, animals, native peoples, human history, threats and management.

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Journals - Your Way!

September 14, 2016 - November 2, 2016

Experience journaling your way with guests who use a wide variety of techniques to record their observations of nature.

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Fall Geology Walk Series

October 1, 2016 - November 12, 2016

Join guide Susie Bartz on 3 geological adventures.

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Fall Native Plant Sale

October 1, 2016 - October 31, 2016

Best selection of drought tolerant, waterwise plants to replace your lawn.

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Painting from the CA Island Symposium Call for artists: Shark Harbor by Jeff Horn

Island Art Exhibition

October 12, 2016 - November 4, 2016

Explore creative practices at the intersection of art and science. Hours open to the public TBD.

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Image of fall color along Santa Ynez River taken by Susie Bartz


October 29, 2016

Exploring the geology of the Santa Ynez River

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Image of pots in nursery taken by Mary F. Platter-Rieger

Garden Planning with the Experts 2

October 29, 2016

Make the most out of a visit to our Fall Plant Sale and get tips for designing a native, drought-tolerant garden.

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Image of magpie in sycamore tree taken by Tricia Wardlaw

Citizen Science Club (November)

November 1, 2016

Would you like to learn more about citizen science at the Garden?

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Teahouse and Garden (November)

November 12, 2016

Visitors and members are welcome to experience our ShinKanAn Teahouse and Garden.

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