Picnic Day attracts over 70,000 attendees each year with over 200 events happening at UC Davis. This year, Picnic Day falls on Earth Day, so let’s highlight some exhibits that explore the environment and UC Davis’ environmental research. From insects to gardens to Lake Tahoe, here are seven ways you can celebrate Picnic Day and Earth Day together on the world’s most sustainable campus.
1. Insects in Our World
At this exhibit, learn about the role of insects in various habitats, across ecosystems, in human health and social behavior, and more.
Name: Social Insects, Insect Forestry, Medical Entomology & More
Where: Briggs Hall 122
2. Color Me Delighted
Tie dye your shirt using natural vegetable dyes with the fine folks of Campus Center for the Environment and Project Compost.
Name: Welcome to the EcoHub!
Where: The EcoHub - TB 24
Time: 11:00 AM-1:00 PM
3. Grow a Green Thumb
Tour the orchard and beautiful wildflower gardens at the BOG! Learn about native plants and sustainable gardening with the UC Davis team.
Name: Tour the Biological Orchard and Gardens
Where: Biological Orchard & Gardens
4. Agricultural Passion in Print
Rediscover the development of the Northern California food movement in writings by the longtime UC Davis professor and Parade Marshal Isao Fujimoto.
Name: Spotlight: Rare Folios & Items from the Isao Fujimoto Papers
Where: Shields Library: Special Collections Reading Room
Time: 11:00 AM-2:00 PM
5. Lake Tahoe Over Time
Learn what 50 years of research on natural variability and human activity tells us about Lake Tahoe’s clarity, physics, chemistry and biology.
Name: Lake Tahoe Environmental Research
Where: Hart Hall 1130
6. Plants Up Close
Get an inside look at what goes on at the UC Davis Center for Plant Diversity Herbarium.
Name: Wildflowers Under the Microscope
Where: Sciences Laboratory Building Lobby
7. Earth's Hottest Topic
What is global climate change? Come here to explore Earth's climatic trends, what has changed over the past century, and what the future may hold.
Name: The Climate Forum
Where: Hoagland Hall 113
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