UCSB Natural History Collection News
Introduction to the Identification of California Bees
Learn how to identify our diverse native bees in this three day workshop.
January 18-20th with instructor Jaime Pawelek, CA Native Bees, Consultant specializing in the taxonomic identification of native bees
Have you ever wanted to volunteer in a natural history collection or herbarium?
Join us Saturday November 2 (9:00am to 3:00pm) to help us digitally transcribe specimens from the UCSB Natural History Collections. Tour the collections, meet collection staff, participate in research and learn about our projects that are helping make information about museum specimens and plants available online.
Calling all UCSB undergraduate or graduate student with a passion for botany. Applications for the Vernon I. Cheadle Award are due April 30, 2021. Find out how to apply.
Education and outreach are two key elements of CCBER’s mission, and we are continuously looking for new ways to expand these efforts and involve the local community at UCSB’s open spaces. With the community’s growing interest and use of NCOS, and to help extend our education efforts related to this restoration project, we are excited to announce the launch of the NCOS Nature Guide program this April! Read more here.
In collaboration with partners such as UCSB students, faculty and labs, as well as volunteers, the Santa Barbara Audubon Society, and Coal Oil Point Reserve, CCBER has implemented a multi-faceted monitoring and research program that aims to understand several aspects of the Devereux Slough wetland and its restoration. Read more about the types of monitoring and research taking place and what some of the results are telling us so far.
North Campus Open Space Restoration Project
Updates - Last Call for T-shirt Art, Blooming Wildflowers on the Mesa, Latest Trail Use Study, and more!
Feature Story - Introducing: The North Campus Open Space Nature Guide Program
Community Forum and Photos - Birds Signal Seasons in Transition.