Program: A Fine and Pleasant Isolation Arrival, Survival and Evolution on the Channel Islands


Wednesday, September 23, 2015, 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Join us this September when the Santa Barbara Museum on Natural History’s Director of Exhibits takes us time traveling on the Santa Barbara Channel Islands.

Date & Time

Wednesday, September 23, 2015
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Cost: Free to the public

pgm-Frank-Hein.jpgFrank J. Hein serves as the Director of Exhibits at the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History where his extensive background in wildlife ecology is put to good use.

In his previous position as Director of Education for the Catalina Island Conservancy, he trained all of the island tour guides and businesses about the formation of the islands, how life arrived, adapted, evolved and eventually came to thrive there. These trainings ultimately led to the publication of his book“Wild Catalina Island”which has quickly become the “go-to”resource for anyone interested in the wild world just off our coast.

Join us for a walk through time that will leave you with a new, and perhaps a little different perspective on the Channel Islands and what makes them such an ecologically unique national treasure.

Frank holds a Bachelor’s degree in Wildlife Management and in Biology from the University of Stevens Point, Wisconsin, and a Masters in Environmental Policy and Management from the University of Denver.

He’s studied a wide variety of wildlife and his work at the Museum continues a lifelong dedication to connecting people to nature for the benefit of both.

Doors open at 7:00 pm

Sponsored By Santa Barbara Audubon Society