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Student Leadership

NOW HIRING 20+ Student Landscape Assistants for the Summer, Apply by June 18

Fri, June 11, 2021

The Arboretum and Public Garden team maintains all of the campus landscape. As part of our "Campus Recommissioning" effort to prepare for the return of students, faculty and staff to in-person instruction this fall, we are recruiting summer student employees to work throughout campus on landscape maintenance and improvements.

2021 Pinkerton Prize Winners Announced

Fri, June 04, 2021
The Pinkerton Prize for Outstanding Student Contributions to the UC Davis Arboretum and Public Garden was created in the early 1990s by Bret Hewitt and his late wife Deborah Pinkerton, the first environmental education employee at the Arboretum and Public Garden. The prize honors exceptional Learning by Leading™ students participating in our environmental education programs. The 2021 award winners were Aliciá Ayala, Anita Shahriary and Laura Gomez.

New Landscaping Installed Around La Rue Road Bridge

Wed, March 17, 2021
Stripped of most of its landscaping as a result of construction,  Arboretum areas on either side of the recently re-opened La Rue Road Bridge, are now in the process of being revived!

Putah Creek Restoration Continues with 'One Creek' Partnership

Mon, March 08, 2021
As a result of the One Creek Internship program and the financial contributions of the Solano County Water Agency, 12 UC Davis students and over 90 interns have not only gained valuable career experience in team management and mentorship, but have also received an incomparable introduction to the field of natural resource conservation.

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!