Free, Natural History, Youth, & Family

Pathfinders: Insect Investigators

Michelle Cyr
The Backcountry at Santa Barbara Botanic Garden
April 27, 2024
11:00AM - 12:15PM

In this program, Pathfinders will embark on a bug-filled adventure as we explore the world of insects.  Using investigation methods used by real scientists, we’ll discover how insects and native plants are connected and why they’re vital to healthy ecosystems.  

What does it mean to be a Backcountry Pathfinder? A Pathfinder is an explorer, someone who respects nature and inspires others through example and leadership. Children ages 8-13 are invited to join our group of Backcountry Pathfinders where they’ll grow skills and become leaders in caring for nature. Participants who complete Pathfinder activities qualify to participate in special events, check-out investigation equipment during their Garden visits and have opportunities where they can utilize their Pathfinder skills to help better the Backcountry.


Pathfinder programs are free with admission to the Garden. Registration is required. Parents/guardians will be required to stay on Garden grounds for the duration of the event.

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