The Betty Sanchez Center for Communify Santa Barbara County has received national certification of its outdoor classroom through the Nature Explore Program, the program announced Tuesday. The center is the first in Santa Barbara County to be certificated by Nature Explore. 

The program, run through the Dimensions Educational Research Foundation, allows children to play in nature and perform research on their surroundings. 

“Betty Sanchez Center’s commitment to providing research-based and nature-rich learning offers a wonderful example to programs and educators throughout the country,” Heather Fox, director of communications and outreach for Nature Explore, said in a press release. 

“These spaces inspire hands-on activity, creativity, play and plenty of time exploring the natural world for children of all ages.”

Learn more by contacting or by calling (805) 566-1610. 

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