Environmental Education

Learning by Leading Program Wins Top Honors

The UC Davis Arboretum and Public Garden's Learning by Leading™ program has been awarded the prestigious Program Excellence Award by the American Public Gardens Association. The accolade recognizes the innovative and impactful nature of the program, which has been instrumental in shaping the future of environmental and public garden leaders.

Cork Harvest Comes to UC Davis

On May 30, 2024, under the shade of the UC Davis Arboretum’s 80-plus-year-old cork oak grove, a rarely seen exhibition of cork harvesting took place. This traditional practice, unfamiliar to most Americans, involves the careful stripping of a cork oak’s outer bark without harming the tree.

Apply to be a Putah Creek Riparian Reserve Field Technician

The UC Davis Riparian Reserve is looking to fill 2 summer Field Technician positions assisting with the ongoing habitat enhancement, restoration, and maintenance of these diverse public spaces. This position will focus on stewarding hundreds of acres of land through active hands-on field work for wildlife and visitors to use and enjoy.  The Technicians can expect to gain extensive knowledge and practical skills in vegetation management, community-based restoration, and regional plant and wildlife identification.