Lectures & Symposia

The Santa Barbara Botanic Garden sponsors lectures and special events featuring local experts, scientists, and horticulturists from around the world who address topics of local and general interest. The Garden offers occasional lecture series that focus on specific areas of interest for the Santa Barbara community. Information about currently scheduled lectures and special events is available in the Leaves of Learning portion of the Ironwood. Contact the SBBG Registrar or phone (805) 682-4726 ext. 102
To view all items on the Garden calendar at a glance, check the Program Calendar 

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Summer Sips: Practices and Principles of Inquiry-Based Learning

July 13, 2019

Dr. Robin Gose of MOXI shares the best practices and principles of inquiry-based learning in science and environmental education.

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Summer Sips: Wine & Cheese Lecture Series

Summer Sips Series

July 13, 2019 - September 7, 2019

Summer Sips: Wine & Cheese Lecture Series kicks off its 9th year.

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CNPS Channel Islands Meeting (July)

July 16, 2019

This month: Speaker to be announced

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Summer Sips: What Wines and Lichens Have in Common

August 10, 2019

Join us to learn about the intricate secret lives of lichens, the link between wines and lichens, and why lichen conservation is so complicated.

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Summer Sips: Capturing the Secret World of Wildlife

September 7, 2019

Ben Teton explores how wildlife camera trapping is revolutionizing our ability to conserve wildlife, explore our environment and connect with the natural world.

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CNPS Channel Islands Meeting (September)

September 17, 2019

This month: Speaker to be announced

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