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Dunes Cener receives funding for educational and archeological programs

i Jul 27th 3 by Dunes Center

DC3Guadalupe’s Dunes Center will receive a $25,000 grant from Phillips 66 to fund nature and science education programs. The grant money will go toward educational opportunities to underserved students in programs such as science, technology, engineering, and math.

Education programs that will benefit from funding include guided student field trips to Oso Flaco Lake, classroom science presentations, and informal programs available through 10-week-long after-school programs held in partnership with local schools and community organizations. Recent topics include geology and botany; oceanography will be offered this summer.

Additionally, ERG Resources announced at the annual fundraiser in June that they will pledge the funding necessary to complete another long-awaited archaeological project at the site where Cecil B. DeMille filmed the original The Ten Commandments in 1923. Continued excavation work will allow the Dunes Center to exhibit the sphinx statue. The support adds to contributions from the Towbes Foundation and Santa Barbara County’s Coastal Resource Enhancement Fund (CREF).

Funding will also allow the Dunes Center to hire a professional art restorer to preserve the historic statuary and reassemble it so it can be displayed to the public.

http://www.santamariasun.com/art/16278/dunes-center-receives-funding-for-educational-and-archeological-programs/

UCLA’s Hammer Museum to feature artifacts from DeMille’s ‘The Ten Commandments’ Guadalupe Dunes set

i Feb 16th 3 by Dunes Center

http://www.santamariasun.com/art/14788/uclas-hammer-museum-to-feature-artifacts-from-demilles-the-ten-commandments-guadalupe-dunes-set/

A walk to remeber Huell Howser

i Feb 16th 3 by Dunes Center

http://www.santamariasun.com/art/15667/the-dunes-center-celebrates-huell-howser-with-walk-at-oso-flaco/

In the News: Book written and illustrated by local school children benefits Dunes Center

i Apr 12th 3 by Dunes Center

Listen to KCBX’s interview of the Dunes Center’s Executive Director, Doug Jenzen, and Educational Programs Coordinator, Will Meyst, about the latest edition of the Dune Forum children’s book!

In the News: Western snowy plover nesting season gets underway on California beaches

i Mar 1st 3 by Dunes Center

This short story about shore bird nesting season comes from KCBX. Our own Executive Director, Doug Jenzen, provided the photo for the online publication. Can you guess where the little guy was photographed?

In the News: The Lost City of Cecil B DeMille: The film about unearthing a 1923 movie set that took 30 years to make

i Jan 6th 3 by Dunes Center

Learn more about the story behind The Ten Commandments and Peter Brosnan’s film about unearthing this piece of cinematic heritage.