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UCSB Natural History Collection News


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. 


The UCSB Natural History Collections will be having weekly informal research seminars, with several guest speakers planned. If you are interested in natural history or collections research, come join every Wednesday from 5-6pm in CCBER's classroom! This will also be the meeting time for the Natural History Collections Club. Read more to find out the schedule of presenters.



Upcoming Events

Conservation and Restoration Ecology Seminar Series, Fall 2019

Conifer Forest Management & climate change impacts: fire, drought and disease

Monday’s 6-7pm, Rm 1013 Harder South (Classroom)

The Conservation and Restoration Ecology Seminar series is a topical series that is available for credit to UCSB students and is open to the public.


NCOS Water Quality Update

With National Estuaries Week and Santa Barbara County's Creek Week happening this month, it's a good opportunity to update and review some results from our ongoing monitoring of one of the most important elements of the NCOS wetland restoration project - the water. Read on about the results from some of the water quality monitoring conducted at NCOS this past winter and how these results are influencing our future monitoring plans.

Kids in Nature 2018-2019

The Kids in Nature Program has had a wonderful year of outdoor learning in picturesque and often breathtaking locations. Read more here.

Planting the NCOS Mesa Slopes with a Diverse Palette

After several months of full-time weed control, CCBER Restoration staff and students are excited to be back to planting! Read more about the restoration design for the slopes of the NCOS Mesa, where up to 40 different species are being planted in 9 plant community "zones".

North Campus Open Space Restoration Project

NCOS News - September 2019

Subscribe to NCOS News here.

Updates & Events - Day of Caring, Estuary & Creek Week Events, Weed whacking and Mesa slopes planting!

Feature Story - NCOS Water Quality Update

Volunteer Opportunities - You can help us anytime! Stay tuned for Second Saturday and other opportunities next month.

Community Forum and Photos - Bobcat & spider-parasitizing wasp videos, plus great bird photos as always!

Read the full newsletter here.

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