CEC Students at Point Reyes

About the program

California Ecology and Conservation is a seven-week field program that brings UC students together for intensive scientific training at NRS reserves. Students complete a series of research projects, learn field techniques, and present findings in oral, poster, and written formats. They hone research, public speaking, and scientific writing skills while gaining familiarity with California’s ecosystems.

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California Ecology and Conservation brings together undergraduates from across the UC system for seven weeks of intensive field studies at NRS reserves.

Students say

“This course reaffirmed my love for doing research and being out in the field, and helped set me back on the path that I know is best for my future well-being and happiness.”

Drew Filous, UC Santa Cruz
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CEC Research

CEC Research collects the formal research papers produced by California Ecology and Conservation classes for their final study projects in the format of a scientific journal.

Contact us: CAecology@ucop.edu

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