Fee-Based Life Enhancement Classes

Nature, Science, Recreation

Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.
– Albert Einstein

All of our Nature, Science, Recreation classes are great opportunities to bond with old friends or meet new ones! Join in the classic game revival with lessons in American Mah Jongg or Bridge. Make time to appreciate nature together, while hiking our beautiful Santa Barbara trails, or observing local bird habitats at our beaches, sloughs, creeks and woodlands, or under the splendor of the night sky.

If you’re looking for more ways to enjoy Nature in Santa Barbara, try one of these great classes:

Hiking Santa Barbara

Gentle exercise, beautiful places, in excellent company. Can you think of a happier, healthier way to spend a Wednesday morning?

Light and Shadow in Art: A Plein Air Painting Experience

Learn from renowned Oak Group member artist Thomas Van Stein the technical skills you need to capture the quality of outdoor light and color. Classes meet at spectacular outdoor locations throughout Santa Barbara.

The Perfect Spot: Plein Air Painting for the Hearty and Adventurous

Each class is a one of a kind experience that will challenge you physically as well as creatively.

Beautiful, Fruitful, Ecological Gardens by Mother Nature

Come away knowing how to grow your own food even when space and budget are limited!

Science & Nature