UC Davis Biodiversity Museum Day & On-line Outreach Materials
About our program
In its 10th year, UC Davis Biodiversity Museum Day remains a free, annual, educational event for the community. Each year thousands of visitors stroll the campus on the Saturday of Presidents’ Day weekend, visiting UC Davis’ biological collections and meeting and talking with scientists. Participating collections include, but are not limited to, the Phaff Yeast Culture Collection, Bohart Museum of Entomology, Museum of Wildlife and Fish Biology, Arboretum and Public Garden, UC Davis Raptor Center, Paleontology Collections, Botanical Conservatory, Center for Plant Diversity, Marine Invertebrate Collections, Nematode Collections, and Department of Anthropology Museum.
This year, throughout the month of February, we will be offering a virtual “BioDivDay” with lectures, talks, and demos from experts, but we want our student interns to have the opportunity to take the lead on producing 15 cross-disciplinary videos and educational activities. These videos and activities will broaden our audience and will aim to reach underserved populations. Creating these resources and helping to plan for a future in-person event will solidify our students’ science communication skills — skills that are crucial in this day and age. Your support will enable our diverse group of students to have a meaningful and lasting impact as science communicators for Biodiversity Museum Day.
About your donation
Donations will not only help us sustain the free, in-person event, but it will also enable our student interns to take science outreach to a whole new level. Using their science communication skills, our interns will create 15 themed videos and associated educational activities related to Biodiversity Museum Day. The goal of these educational resources is to reach new audiences and to connect people from all walks of life to science and the biodiversity surrounding them.
Your donation will provide us with supplies for our next in-person event, including signs, tables, and tents. You will get donor recognition on the event website and on event sponsorship posters at our next in-person event, plus all benefits listed above.
Your donation will allow us to purchase equipment to create educational content, including video cameras and editing software. You will get donor recognition on all educational videos produced, plus all benefits listed above.
Your donation will support the work of a scientific communication intern to help create high-quality educational content. You, or a group/class of your choice, will get a 20-minute Zoom chat with a student, staff, or faculty associated with Biodiversity Museum Day, plus all benefits listed above.
Your donation will support a student to produce four themed educational activities. You will be invited to tour one of several collections of your choice, when it is safe to do so, plus all benefits listed above.
Your donation will support a student to produce several educational videos. You will get presenting sponsor recognition on our event t-shirts during our next in-person event, plus all benefits listed above.
Your donation will support students producing several videos and educational activities. You will get presenting sponsor recognition on our banners during our next in-person event, plus all benefits listed above.