- Author: Kathy Keatley Garvey
The committee recently settled on the date. The inaugural event took place during the Presidents' Day weekend.
The museums and collections will participate at their various sites on campus. They will include Phaff Yeast Culture Collection, Bohart Museum of Entomology, Museum of Wildlife and Fish Biology, Arboretum and Public Garden, California Raptor Center, Earth and Planetary Sciences Paleontology Collections, Botanical Conservatory, Center for Plant Diversity, Nematode Collections, Marine Invertebrate Teaching Collection. and Department of Anthropology Museum.
"Each year more than 200 volunteers--students, staff and faculty--from across campus help more 4,000 visitors--including other UC Davis students, staff and faculty--learn about biodiversity through our amazing biological collections," said UC Davis Biodiversity Museum Day chair Tabatha Yang, education and outreach coordinator for the Bohart Museum of Entomology.
Yang, with Brennen Dyer, collections manager for the Bohart Museum and Melissa Cruz Hernandez, outreach and leadership program manager for the UC Davis Arboretum and Public Garden, recently coordinated a Crowdfunding project raising funds for the event.