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Birds of Winter Eight-Week Class

Mondays: January 31–March 21
8:30–10:30 AM

8 Week Field Class
Mondays: January 31–March 21; 8:30–10:30 AM

Join expert birders Rebecca Coulter and Guy Tingos for field classes in some of the region’s best birding spots. Explore diverse habitats as waterfowl move in and land birds establish territories to enjoy the winter's mild green season (here’s hoping for rain!). Build your auditory birding skills during the eight-week, two-hour field birding sessions as we listen to the morning chorus. Learn how to recognize the sights and sounds of winter in our region.

Transportation not included; each session meets at designated locations. Detailed location information will be sent to registrants after the first session.

Pre-registration required.

Proof of vaccination required.

Trouble in Paradise: Geology of Santa Barbara Field Course

Saturdays, March 5–April 9
9:00 AM–12:30 PM

Saturdays: March 5–April 9, 9:00 AM–12:30 PM

Cover millions of years in this dynamic six-week field course! Geologist Sabina Thomas, Ph.D., brings the fundamentals of geology and local geography to life. Discover how much our local environment has been shaped by Earth’s forces and processes like earthquakes, plate tectonics, landslides, and erosion. Gain basic geology skills to better understand and interpret our natural environment, and apply what you learn on field trips to our local mountains and beaches. You’ll never look at a rock the same way again.

Ages 16+, proof of vaccination required.

credit: Artwork by Laurie MacMillan