NextGen Internship Program
Our NextGen internship program creates mentorship and paid growth opportunities for the next generation of conservationists, equipping them to continue the work of conserving land and natural resources. Interns focus on community outreach and engagement through emergent technologies, sharpening existing skills and developing new ones. Interns will work to create meaningful content and engage our diverse audience including land owners, people involved in farming and ranching, current Land Trust members and their families, other conservation and outdoor recreation groups, college students and faculty, and foundation trustees. To learn more, please visit www.sblandtrust.org/nextgen.
The Land Trust for Santa Barbara County relies heavily on volunteers to keep our preserves open to the public and the ecosystems healthy. We’d love for you to join one of our teams!
Visit https://www.sblandtrust.org/for-volunteers/ for more information on specific volunteer opportunities.
Nature Education Programs
ARROYO HONDO PRESERVE
The Arroyo Hondo Preserve is open on Mondays and Wednesdays for school and community tours by advance reservation only. It is an ideal setting for field trips where students can learn about riparian habitats, watersheds, food chains, Chumash and California history, geology, plants and animals. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
CORONADO BUTTERFLY PRESERVE
An outdoor classroom with log seating, interpretive displays, a native plant garden and access to the Goleta Monarch Butterfly Grove, where tens of thousands of Monarch butterflies come to overwinter, generally from the beginning of December through the middle of February, is perfect for field trips and school groups. Visit our page on the Coronado Butterfly Preserve for more information.
CARPINTERIA SALT MARSH NATURE PARK
Carpinteria Salt Marsh Nature Park Docent Program: Docents are available to lead school and community groups on educational walks through the Carpinteria Salt Marsh Nature Park. Contact the City of Carpinteria, Parks & Recreation Department at (805) 684-5405 for more information.
The Sedgwick Reserve offers numerous programs for schools through their Kids in Nature program introducing under-served 4th to 6th graders to science and the environment in Santa Barbara’s North County. Please contact Sedgwick Reserve at (805) 686-1941.