Summer Sips: Practices and Principles of Inquiry-Based Learning

Date: Saturday, July 13, 2019

Time: 4:00PM - 6:00PM

Instructor: Robin Gose

Location: Blaksley Library & Courtyard

Space still available.  Please register at the door.

Summer Sips: Practices and Principles of Inquiry-Based Learning

The Santa Barbara Botanic Garden welcomes Dr. Robin Gose, President and CEO of MOXI, The Wolf Museum of Exploration + Innovation for a look at how open-ended play fosters discoveries in Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math (STEAM) for the whole family. Throughout her 20-plus year career as an educator, Dr. Gose has developed inclusive science and environmental learning opportunities for people of all ages to learn by doing. In this presentation, Dr. Gose will share the best practices and principles of inquiry-based learning, as well as specific examples that highlight how play, discovery, and learning can all be synonymous.


Image of Robin Gose, CEO and President of MOXIRobin Gose, Ed.D. is a science education professional with over twenty years’ experience working both inside and outside of classrooms, throughout the Southwest. Since 2017, Dr. Gose has been the CEO and President of MOXI, The Wolf Museum of Exploration + Innovation in Santa Barbara, CA. In this role, she oversees the museum’s finances, outreach, and programming. Prior to her role at MOXI, she served as the Director of Education at the Thinkery in Austin, Texas and the Director of Professional Development at the California Science Center. In all of her work, Dr. Gose brings a sense of curiosity, wonder, and playfulness that makes science accessible to people of all ages. She currently lives in Santa Barbara with her husband and two children.

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Summer Sips Series

Register for all 3 and recieve a discount

Each event begins with wine tasting paired with delicious appetizers and conversation with the local sponsoring vintner in the Garden’s Courtyard. 

  • Presentations are held in the Blaksley Library
  • Attendance is limited, please reserve early
  • Introduce a friend to the Garden by inviting them to join you for a Summer Sips event.
  • Tickets are fully transferable

-or- register for each lecture individually, see dates & event details below:

July 13: Practices and Principles of Inquiry-Based Learning
Robin Gose, CEO and President of MOXI

August 10: What Wines and Lichens Have in Common
Rikke Naesborg, Tucker Lichenologist, Santa Barbara Botanic Garden

September 7: Capturing the Secret World of Wildlife
Ben Teton, Preserve Manager and Wildlife Biologist, CNLM Panoche Valley Preserve