Enjoy a morning field trip to Merced Vernal Pools and Grassland Reserve and stay for lunch and afternoon speakers at the mini-symposium.
Stop by the NRS table in Valley Life Sciences to touch natural treasures from reserves, meet reserve staff, and listen to talks from reserve scientists. Cal Day is open to the public and fun for everyone.
Take part in Celebrate UCI with a visit to San Joaquin Marsh Reserve by participating in an Arboretum Open House and Marsh Tour.
Earth Day Lunch & Learn
Learn about potential future impacts of climate change with postdoctoral fellow Erin Riordan, who is modeling how shifts in environmental conditions will affect the ranges of plant species now found at reserves.
UCSC Alumni Weekend
Honor brilliant scientist, dedicated teacher, joyous free spirit, and founder of the NRS Kenneth S. Norris at the dedication of the UCSC Norris Center for Natural History. Ken’s son Dick Norris, professor of geosciences at UC San Diego’s Scripps Institution of Oceanography, will speak about his beloved father’s legacy. Register now.
Attend TEDxSantaCruz: Radical Collaborations, a series of 25 TED-style talks featuring Santa Cruz luminaries. Four are NRS-affiliated scientists and artists. Barry Sinervo will describe using NRS reserves to study climate change impacts on California ecosystems; Dan Costa will discuss how seals outfitted with satellite tags are now collecting oceanography data; and eco-art pioneers Newton and Helen Mayer Harrison will describe using landscapes like that of the NRS’s Sagehen Creek Field Station to examine environmental stresses.
Take a hike through the Campus Natural Reserve with reserve staff. / EVENT FULL
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University of California, Santa Barbara
Celebrate 50 years of the Natural Reserve System at the NRS exhibit at Taste of UCSB or register for a Gaucho Bird Walk at the NRS’s Coal Oil Point Reserve adjacent to campus.
NRS 50th Anniversary Even
Enjoy an afternoon guided tour of Scripps Coastal Reserve and RSVP for the afternoon research talks at the Scripps Institute of Oceanography. Contact Heather Henter for details and to RSVP.
Celebrate 50 years of the Natural Reserve System
Join us for the fun-filled NRS Fair featuring food, music, exhibits and displays on the 5th floor patio. Chat with reserve managers, researchers, and students over gelato and don’t forget to enter the raffle to win a prize.
Oct 1 – 4
The NRS at 50
Thursday, Oct 1: Celebrate 50 years of teaching, research, and public service
NRS 50th Anniversary Event
The UC Davis NRS legacy and new directions: our place in the global research landscape. Guest speakers will include Barry Sinervo, UCSC Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and founder of the NRS-wide climate change study; Kim Stanley Robinson, American science fiction writer; and Peggy Fiedler, Director of the UC Natural Reserve System
UC NRS 50th Celebration
Visit 158 Hershey Hall from 4 p.m.-6 p.m. to explore proposed research that will take place at Stunt Ranch Santa Monica Mountains Reserve and to learn more about amazing research opportunities available at the UCLA Natural Reserves.
More information and to RSVP can be found here.