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UCSB Natural History Collection News

Extreme Botany with Saul Hoyos-Gomez. Wednesday January 15 from 5-6pm at the Cheadle Center. Join us for this action packed seminar about doing field work in Colombia.


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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 



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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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