In honor of World Oceans Day, it was announced that Explore Ecology has been selected as our 2016 “Giving Back” Recipient. "The Santa Barbara Sea Glass & Ocean Arts Festival is proud to be a part of the community and Explore Ecology was the perfect fit to be this year's recipient of our Giving Back program due to their connections with the arts and the ocean." says Karen Clark, Aesthetic Director of the Festival.
Explore Ecology's Executive Director, Lindsay Johnson says, "We are honored to be chosen as the Sea Glass Festival's beneficiary nonprofit this year! Thanks to Karen and everyone who is part of this amazing Festival."
Explore Ecology is an environmental education and arts nonprofit located in downtown Santa Barbara, empowering people to protect and preserve the environment, and inspiring them to make smart choices that shape a better future. Their programs include Art from Scrap (Creative ReUse Store and Gallery), Watershed Resource Center, Flows To The Ocean (a Marine Debris Prevention Program), and School Gardens Program.