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UC Davis GATEways Project

UC Davis GATEways Project

The UC Davis GATEways Project (Gardens, Arts, and The Environment) is a master planning framework for the Arboretum and Public Garden that envisions the campus landscape as a portal into the campus, to welcome visitors and showcase the creative work and spirit of inquiry at UC Davis.

With the GATEways Project, the Arboretum and Public Garden continues its work as a national leader in the public garden field while also adopting a new mission — to inform visitors about the important ideas and complex issues UC Davis scientists and scholars are tackling.

We work with campus and community partners to develop multi-layered learning experiences that use teaching landscapes, public arts, exhibits, digital technologies, and interactions with students to engage and inspire visitors.

A major focus of the GATEways Project is to link undergraduate learning with community engagement. We partner with campus departments to create participatory student learning experiences and innovative leadership and service learning internships, in which students plan and implement outreach initiatives, beautification efforts, and educational events for K-12 students and campus visitors.

For more in-depth information, please download and read the following materials: 
GATEways Look Book (January 2017)
GATEways Project Progress Update (January 2014)
Original GATEways Concept Guide (June 2007)