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Virtual Activities

Virtual Activities

To support our community during the COVID-19 pandemic, our staff and Learning by Leading™ students began focusing on sharing the health benefits of nature through virtual engagement with our larger community. (Learn more.) Their key message: Everyone can lean into nature as a source of hope, comfort, healing and wellbeing during these stressful times. Below are links to activities that can serve as a resource connect you with the UC Davis Arboretum and Public Garden virtually. We will continue to add to these activities, so check back frequently for updates. 


 

Take A Break With Our Mindfulness Videos

Thu, August 20, 2020
Feeling overwhelmed? Take a break and ground yourself in nature from home, with our new Mindfulness Video Series.

Carbon Neutrality For Kids

Fri, August 07, 2020

Looking for some summer boredom busters? Check out this kid’s Carbon Learning Activity, with a fun ranking quiz, Carbon Q&A and other educational resources. This activity was designed for kids but we have found it to be super informative and fun for adults as well!

Oak Personality Quiz

Thu, July 09, 2020
Think you and oaks have nothing in common? Well, you and these majestic trees might be more alike than you think! Take our short Oak Personality Quiz to see what common traits you share.

Children's Pollinator Books Read Aloud

Mon, June 29, 2020

Students participating in our Learning by Leading Habitat Horticulture program read children's books about pollinators. These videos were created during the COVID-19 pandemic as a way for kids (and adults!) to learn more about the importance of pollinators as we all sheltered in place. 

Oak Gall's History and Life Cycle

Fri, June 19, 2020

Join our Learning by Leading™ GATEways Outreach team as they explain what oak galls (aka oak apples) are, how they are created by wasps in addition to creative ways they are used by humans to create ink in this charming and educational explainer video!