Dylan is a Backcountry Ranger for the new Backcountry children’s garden.
Dylan Schuyler is the Backcountry Ranger at the Santa Barbara Botanical Gardens. He helps to manage the Backcountry section of the garden and encourage engagement with its many dynamic features. Dylan Graduated from California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo in 2019 with a B.S. in Environmental Earth Science and Minors in Biology and Studio Art. He then attended the Cal Poly School of Education Teaching Credential Program and student taught science at Los Osos Middle School for one year. After his education, he as worked in Santa Barbara as an Arborist, and on San Nicolas Island as a Habitat Restoration Technician. He is interested in natural history, botany and ethnobotany, and a strong supporter of citizen science platforms such as inaturalist. He is passionate about interacting with the public, and hopes that he can inspire an appreciation for the diversity, importance, and history of native ecosystems. Dylan is an active member in his local Christian congregation, and likes to cycle and cook in his free time.