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Students in the Wild!

Raised toward our $5,000 Goal
40 Donors
Project has ended
Project ended on February 28, at 11:59 PM PST
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Students in the wild! Facilitating student wildlands research experiences.

The UC Davis Natural Reserve System (the NRS) is a world leader in environmental research and education, and provides living laboratories for hands-on student experiences beyond the classroom. Outdoor wildland experiences broaden perspectives, heighten curiosity, and create life-long connections for students through a unique sense of place. The Quail Ridge and Stebbins Cold Canyon Reserves (QRR and SCCR) provide close-to-campus research sites for students to explore and create transformational experiences. 

Stebbins and Quail are part of a network of 41 reserves that protect representations of most California ecosystems for research and teaching. These reserves provide the basis for important research addressing questions relating to climate change-induced rapid changes affecting the state of our natural resources. The Reserves also support research in all disciplines from the arts and humanities to the sciences and engineering, and they promote diversity, inclusion and innovative research. 

The Students in the Wild effort will help to fund scholarships to graduate students to support their research endeavors. Examples of researcher expenses include travel, purchase of equipment and software, and the cost of specialized sample analyses.

Your donation will help to grow the Maurer-Timm Quail Ridge Endowment fund into perpetuity to support student research at the SCCR and QRR reserves. The fund name honors the vision of local pioneers Lenora Timm and Frank Maurer, and lives on as a legacy to their efforts in land preservation and conservation, and student engagement and development. 

Your gift provides support to inspire the next generation of leaders and scientists! 

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Supporting wildlands research

Thank you for supporting our students in the wild. Your donation will contribute to growing the Quail Ridge-Stebbins Cold Canyon Student Endowment.


Acknowledgment of support

In recognition of your support, we will give you a shout-out in UC Davis NRS social media outlets and email news circulars.


Letter of Appreciation

Your donation will be acknowledged through a written letter of appreciation from the UC Davis Natural Reserve System.


Learn more about the research

We will connect you with a student researcher to explain details about their research.


Guided tour of facilities

You can experience the impact of your gift through a guided tour of either the Stebbins Cold Canyon or Quail Ridge Reserves.

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