Student Leadership

Arboretum Interns Explore Unique Career Paths by philanthropy

Tue, May 28, 2019

By Ashley Han

Pinkerton Prize winner Amber Medina ’19 compares the award to a seed that grows into a tree and bears fruit— a fitting description for an annual honor given to three exceptional UC Davis Arboretum and Public Garden interns.

New Self-Guided Tour Highlights Iconic Arboretum Oaks

Tue, January 08, 2019
Learning by Leading™ Museum Education create a new self-guided walking tour of Peter J. Shields Oak Grove that highlight twelve trees trees of international origin from this unique collection.

Fall 2018 Edible Plant List

Fri, October 12, 2018
Below is a list of plants that students in our Learning by Leading™ Edible Landscaping internship will be planting in the UC Davis Good Life Garden in Fall 2018. Most of these plants will also be available at our plant sale on Saturday, October 13 from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Arboretum Ambassadors Go Gold

Tue, August 07, 2018
The Arboretum Ambassadors have won their fifth consecutive gold level Community Service Award from the UC Davis Community Service Resource Center for their transformative work in environmental education. 

Discover the Arboretum’s history and impact with new story map

Tue, June 19, 2018
Ella Groff, Museum Education Co-coordinator created two interactive online story maps: the first map allows you to explore the special memories that people have made in the UC Davis Arboretum, and the second highlights the UC Davis Arboretum’s rich history as told by some of the people who have seen it grow the most.

Marquee trees debut in Davis this May

Thu, April 26, 2018
Coming soon to a tree near you — oversized hang tags promoting the importance of trees — thanks to a collaboration between the City of Davis Tree Commission, Tree Davis, the California Center for Urban Horticulture and the UC Davis Arboretum and Public Garden.

The Arboretum Waterway’s New Floating Island: A Green Solution

Fri, April 13, 2018
UC Davis Arboretum and Public Garden Learning by Leading™ Waterway Stewardship interns launched a floating island of wetland plants in the Arboretum Waterway near Putah Creek Lodge to improve the water quality, wildlife habitat and aesthetic appeal of this portion of the Waterway.

Students tag trees, raise Earth Day awareness

Thu, April 12, 2018
In celebration of Earth Day on April 22, interns participating in the UC Davis Arboretum and Public Garden’s Learning by Leading Museum Education program will be tying large tags around 50 trees throughout campus and the Arboretum.

Waterway edge habitat provides ecosystem benefits

Thu, February 08, 2018
To provide multiple ecosystem benefits, students on our Learning by Leading Waterway Stewardship team are creating riparian (water edge) habitats around the newly constructed weirs throughout Phase One of the Arboretum Waterway Maintenance and Enhancement Project.