Explore Trips

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Are you seeking adventure? Whether it’s a weekend getaway with the family or an exotic international safari, you’ll have a wild time on an Explore Trip with the Zoo’s animal experts!

This year, you’ll travel to sites we’re working to conserve, where you’ll participate in citizen scientist research, conservation service activities, or even go on an overseas adventure. Each trip is an unforgettable experience of meeting new friends, experiential education and recreation, and exploring the natural world. Join our knowledgeable Zoo guides on an unforgettable adventure…let’s explore!

Please contact the Education Office for more details by email or phone (805) 962-5339, ext. 154.

Families

FrogWatch Overnighter
March 25–26, 2017

Take a hike into the Santa Barbara backcountry with conservation biologists to survey springs and streams for rare and endangered amphibians. You’ll camp overnight at a site along the Santa Ynez River in the Los Padres National Forest, and spend an evening surveying frog and toad vocalization data for FrogWatch USA, a citizen science project.

Cost: $85/family or group of four adults
Pricing does not include camping gear, food, or gas costs.

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Condor Country
October 6–8, 2017

Take a trip with your family to condor country! Stay two nights in a National Forest campground near Bitter Creek National Wildlife Refuge, where you will have the rare opportunity to observe tule elk, California condors, and pronghorn in the wild. Zoo conservation biologists share wildlife tracking methods and give you the opportunity to practice your field techniques.

Cost: $160/family or group of four adults
Pricing does not include camping gear, food, or gas costs.

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Please contact Anna Prober for more details by email or phone (805) 962-5339, ext. 154.