In its 11th 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, Nematode Collections, and Department of Anthropology Museum.
Last year, throughout the month of February, we offered a virtual “BioDivDay” with lectures, talks, and demos from experts. Our current plan is to hold the event in-person on Sunday, March 6, 2022 at the UC Davis Convention Center following the COVID guidelines for UC Davis, Yolo County and the state of California - including appropriate mask wearing, UC Davis symptom surveys, vaccination records or negative COVID tests. Your support will enable our 11 collections - the students, staff and faculty associated with them - to hold this event again.
About your donation
Donations will not only help us sustain the free, in-person event, it will enable our student interns to take science outreach to a whole new level. The goal of our event is to connect people from all walks of life to science and the biodiversity surrounding them. All donors will be recognized on the Biodiversity Museum Day social media accounts with a shout-out post.
Your gifts will help us with some of our key expenses that include:
Volunteer support ($2000)
Event rentals ($1500)
Event materials ($1500)
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