SANTA BARBARA, Calif. -

Two of our beloved American icons are brought to life in Santa Barbara to teach kids about conservation and taking care of our environment.

Smokey Bear and Woodsy Owl are part of the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History's Home Sweet Home exhibit.

Children are transported into urban, woodland and stream settings.

Each area features a variety of educational activities including props, costumes and puppets that underscore the importance of protecting ecosystems, as well as highlighting ways to reduce, reuse and recycle resources.

The exhibit runs now through September 21st.