Arboretum GATEways Project
The UC Davis Arboretum GATEways Project (Gardens, Arts, and The Environment) is a
master planning framework for the Arboretum that envisions the Arboretum 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 will continue its work as a national
leader in the public garden field, but it will also adopt a new mission: to
inform visitors about the important ideas and complex issues UC Davis scientists
and scholars are tackling. We are working with campus and community partners to
develop a multi-layered learning experience that will use teaching landscapes,
public arts, exhibits, digital technologies, and interactions with students to
engage and inspire visitors.
A major focus of the Arboretum GATEways Project is to link undergraduate learning
with community engagement in the Arboretum. We are partnering 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.
Please download the GATEways Project Progress Update (June 2012) for more information.