We in Santa Barbara are very lucky to have amazing natural history and birding experts available to present to us monthly. Our programs are usually the fourth Wednesday of the month at Farrand Hall at the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History unless otherwise noted. The doors open at 7pm with programming starting at 7:30.

For the Fall of 2021, our monthly programs continue to be presented virtually. As each date approaches, look for an email—or on our website or social media—for a connection link. We hope to see you there! Are you new to Zoom? Please don’t let that deter you from joining us. Programs chair Aaron & Emily Kreiserg can help you get started. Call or email at: (805) 679-1578; email hidden; JavaScript is required.

  • Wednesday, January 26, 2022 - Program: Conservation and Drought in the Central Valley: Challenges and Opportunity
    Program: Conservation and Drought in the Central Valley: Challenges and Opportunity

    Xerónimo Castañeda will talk about the conservation projects he is working on with Audubon California, focused on habitat restoration and enhancement, developing multi-benefit management progams for Central Valley wetlands, agricultural operations, and groundwater recharge projects, to benefit birds and people.
    Via ZOOM – Meeting ID: 838 4304 7977 Passcode: 100289  –  Meeting Link

    Full details here: Program: Conservation and Drought in the Central Valley: Challenges and Opportunity



  • Wednesday, February 23, 2022 - Program: Offshore Wind Along the Central Coast
    Program: Offshore Wind Along the Central Coast

    For the past five years, the Environmental Defense Center has been engaged in conversations with state and federal agencies, industry, and partnering nonprofits (including the Audubon Society) about proposals for offshore floating wind along the Central Coast. In this discussion, Kristen will provide an overview of the potential for offshore wind to help our communities achieve carbon neutrality goals, as well as the need to avoid impacts to marine and coastal resources. Specifically, this discussion will focus on a proposal about 20 miles offshore Morro Bay, and two proposals in nearshore waters off Pt. Arguello near Vandenberg Air Force Base.

    Via ZOOM – Meeting ID: 851 0941 8479 Passcode: 073412  –  Meeting Link

    Full details here: Program: Offshore Wind Along the Central Coast