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UCSB Natural History Collection News

Blooms are abuzz with bees and bee-searchers at NCOS and elsewhere at UCSB and beyond. Read on to learn how to recognize some of the native bees in our region (including a recent sighting of an endangered bumblebee species!) and what CCBER's student researchers are doing to improve our knowledge and ability to help support them.


UCSB part of a major effort to digitize vertebrate arthropod parasites. Read more about this months meeting at the Field Museum of Natural History in Chicago. 

 

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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!  


David Chapman and the UC Santa Barbara historic seaweed collection

In memory of Dr. David Chapman, the Curator of Algae at the Cheadle Center, and long-time UCSB faculty member. David is pictured here teaching phycology on Catalina Island.


 

North Campus Open Space Restoration Project

NCOS News - September 2021

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Updates - Phelps Creek Dredging, Tarplant Hybridization, Ethnobotany Tour

Feature Story - NCOS Education Resumes with Pre-K Field Trips!

Community Forum and Photos - Baby Lizards, Hunting Raptors, and more!

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