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Student Leadership

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. 

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. 

Students Map Plants, Support Conservation Efforts

Wed, January 08, 2020
Students on the UC Davis Arboretum and Public Garden's Learning by Leading Plant Records and Mapping team learn how they can support international conservation efforts.

Restoration Project Proves Invaluable to Student Interns

Wed, January 08, 2020
Students on the UC Davis Arboretum and Public Garden's Learning by Leading Habitat Restoration team work to restore a previously barren patch of land filled with plants that surround their man-made water way.