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Student Leadership

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!

Student Leaders: Noreen Mabini

Tue, May 19, 2020

Thanks to her experiences working at the Arboretum and Public Garden, Noreen Mabini is well on her way to achieving her career aspirations of becoming a restoration specialist. As a co-coordinator for the Learning by Leading Waterway Stewardship team, the third-year UC Davis student oversees 10 undergraduate interns whose work includes renewing, maintaining, and restoring the Arboretum Waterway. 

Creating a Monarch Butterfly Study Garden

Tue, April 14, 2020
Watch the video about how our Learning by Leading CCUH SmartLawn team is helping create a Butterfly Study Garden in collaboration with the UC Davis California Center for Urban Horticulture.

Beautiful, Green Infrastructure with the SmartScape Team

Tue, March 24, 2020

When it comes to green infrastructure, the Learning by Leading™ SmartScape interns have got it covered. The SmartScape team is not only focused on establishing smart irrigation strategies, they are transforming once-overlooked sites into beautiful gardens. In doing so, the SmartScape team has created an area for students to gain a greater understanding of how to approach landscape ecology from both humanistic and biological perspectives. It's hands-on experience!

Learning by Leading™ Alumni Profile: Levy Hernandez

Mon, March 09, 2020
Levy Hernandez, a former Learning by Leading™ apprentice and co-coordinator, earned valuable experience in the program. He is putting it to use creating a more sustainable and climate-resilient Los Angeles.

Arboretum Waterway Improved with Tule Transplants

Tue, February 04, 2020

Tule (Schoenoplectus acutus) offers wildlife habitat for birds and other animals, prevents erosion and adds to the aesthetic appeal of the landscape along the Arboretum Waterway.