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UCSB Natural History Collection News

Calling all seaweed aficionados! Join the Cheadle Center in Cambria, CA for three day seaweed adventure!


The UCSB Algae Herbarium is awarded a new Institute of Museum and Library Services, Museums for America grant!


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NCOS flood reduction benefits recognized by FEMA

Breaking news! The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has issued a Letter of Map Revision for the North Campus Open Space, which formally documents a change to the flood hazard zone of the area. Click here for the full story. 

UCSB Seaweed Collection in the news

Our seaweeds are highlighted in the UCSB Current this week. Reading about seaweeds is a great way to start the day!


NCOS Education Resumes with Pre-k Field Trips!

We are excited to resume educational visits this summer after over a year of restrictions that prevented organized field trips to North Campus Open Space. Currently ongoing is a collaboration with Orfalea Family Children’s Center (OFCC) funded by UCSB’s Coastal Fund. NCOS’s proximity to OFCC makes it an ideal destination for these 2- to 5-year-olds to explore, learn, and connect with nature. Click here to learn more about these exciting field trips!  

North Campus Open Space Restoration Project

NCOS News - October 2021

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Updates - Swallow Structure, Outdoor Classroom, Return of KIN

Feature Story - NCOS flood reduction benefits recognized by FEMA

Community Forum and Photos - Tropcal Kingbird, Juvenile Red-tailed hawk, and more!


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