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Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History


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May 2018

SB Audubon Program: UCSB’s North Campus Open Space: Project Progress

May 23 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Farrand Hall, Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History, 2559 Puesta del Sol
Santa Barbara,CA93105United States
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Come hear how the North Campus Open Space is being transformed “From Golf Course to Wetland”!  Lisa Stratton will show a brief film about how the restoration project evolved. A presentation on the project in action — from moving the dirt to building the bridges, planting the plants and documenting the functions for birds and hydrology – will follow. Lisa is the Director of Ecosystem Management for UCSB’s Cheadle Center for Biodiversity and Ecological Restoration (CCBER), the organization spearheading this…

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Field Trip: Fossil Hunting at Jalama Beach

May 26 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Jalama Beach, 9999 Jalama Rd
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$48 - $53

Join Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History’s Dibblee Collection Manager of Earth Science, Dr. Jonathan Hoffman, on a search for the fossils of gastropods, bivalves, fish, birds, and marine mammals from the late Miocene to early Pliocene epochs (~4 to 6 million years old) at Jalama Beach. Pre-registration required. SBMNH Members $48; non-members $53 Price includes one State Beach Day Pass per vehicle. Participants meet at Jalama Beach, Lompoc. Info: Call Stefanie Coleman at 805-682-4711 ext. 170 or email

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National Geographic 50 Greatest Photographs Exhibit Opens

May 26 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History, 2559 Puesta Del Sol
Santa Barbara,CA93105United States
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Free with Museum admission.

This exhibition at the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History will transport visitors behind the lens of some of National Geographic’s most engaging images. From Steve McCurry’s unforgettable Afghan girl, to Michael “Nick” Nichols’s iconic photograph of Jane Goodall and a chimpanzee, to Thomas Abercrombie’s never-before-seen view of Mecca, the exhibition features 50 of the magazine’s most remembered and celebrated photographs from its almost 130-year history. In addition to seeing the photographs as they appeared in the magazine, exhibition visitors…

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