Help keep our Arboretum and Public Garden spaces open

2014 annual appeal supports free family programs

watenpaugh family

The Friends of the UC Davis Arboretum and Public Garden support group raises funds to invest in key areas of the Arboretum and Public Garden’s work. This year, public programs for families are the focus of the Friends annual appeal.

The Arboretum and Public Garden’s events calendar is filled with free family programs that connect children and adults with the environment and showcase the work of UC Davis students and scientists. These inviting, interactive, and educational programs for the public are created by student leaders, such as the Arboretum Ambassadors, working in partnership with the Arboretum and Public Garden’s education staff.

Heghnar Watenpaugh, who attends programs frequently with her husband and children, says,

The Arboretum Ambassadors put on wonderful programs for families. Through their programs, we’ve learned to appreciate different aspects of the environment—from majestic oaks to tiny native bees. These programs teach our kids that nature is interesting and fun, but also that we have the responsibility to care for nature, and that every creature and plant plays a role—not just the cute ones.

Help make an impact—one family at a time. Please consider a gift to the Friends annual appeal.

Please consider a gift to support free family programs in the Arboretum and other GATEway Gardens across the UC Davis campus. Thank you.



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Friends of the UC Davis Arboretum
c/o UC Davis Arboretum
One Shields Avenue
Davis, CA 95616