Museum Education

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

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

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.

Students tag trees, raise Earth Day awareness

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.

What’s Up, Duck?

February 08, 2018
We love the ducks in the Arboretum, but too many ducks in the Arboretum Waterway can have negative impacts on the Waterway ecosystem and the ducks.

Waterway edge habitat provides ecosystem benefits

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.

Is That Oil in the Water?

February 08, 2018
Naturally occurring, iron-oxidizing bacteria can create a film similar to oil (see photos), however it is completely harmless and goes away over time.

Getting Down with Upcycling

February 02, 2017
Do you know what to do with old water or soda bottles, used cardboard & newspaper?   The Arboretum Ambassadors turned that question into an engaging sustainable craft-making workshop—Get Down with Upcycling.

This Sunday, green is the new red valentine

January 18, 2017

This Sunday, show your love for the environment and that special friend or relative, with an eco-friendly gift perfect for a green Valentine’s Day! Join UC Davis Arboretum Ambassadors, in partnership with the Aggie Reuse Store, to design do-it-yourself gifts from one-time waste.

People of all ages are invited  to “Get Down with Upcycling,” a free, open-to-the-public event this Sunday, January 22 from 1-3 p.m. at Wyatt Deck in the Arboretum or, in the event of rain, in nearby studio classroom 146 Environmental Horticulture.

Students harvest Good Life Garden for donation to The Pantry

January 12, 2017

On Monday, January 9, 2017, students in the UC Davis Arboretum and Public Garden’s Learning by Leading Edible Landscaping Internship picked fruits and vegetables grown in the UC Davis Good Life Garden, but this was not just any run-of-the-mill harvest. It was the first time produce grown here could be donated to The Pantry – a student-run organization that works to ensure no student ever has to miss a meal or go without necessities for financial reasons.