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Museum of Wildlife and Fish Biology / Outreach

   Education and Conservation through Preservation
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Sample Science to Art educational display graphic by Charley Harper.

Museum of Wildlife and Fish Biology Classes

UC Davis Classes

Science to Art: WFC-198-006. 1 unit. Pass/No Pass Only. Thursdays, 6-8PM. Academic Surge Bldg., Room 1371.

Click here for a printer friendly PDF flyer of this course.

This is a one-time course offered in Fall Quarter 2012. Students will learn computer design skills (eg Inkscape) and be offered the opportunity to transform their science knowledge into an educational and creative exhibit for the hallways of our building, Academic Surge, benefitting our Department of Wildlife, Fish and Conservation Biology, as well as the MWFB. The Academic Surge Building also houses facets of the Departments of Engineering, Engineering Academic Computing Services, Fluid Dynamics, Institute for Data Analysis and Visualization, Advanced Highway Maintenance and Construction and Technology (AHMCT), Health and Nutrition, Education, and the Bohart Museum of Entomology. The displays created in this course will be enjoyed daily by a multitude of students, staff, faculty, researchers and visitors.

Prerequisites: Interested students should have completed at least two WFCB courses, including one with a lab. Equivalent experience in similar relevant courses approved by the consent of the instructor will also suffice.

Enrollment is limited so sign up today! CRN: 42763

Questions? Contact instructor Dr. Michele Tobias, or MWFB Education and Outreach Coordinator Tabatha Yang at

Direct Study
Direct study credit opportunities are available to MWFB student Curatorial, Preparator, Field and Education and Outreach Interns. These courses are offered for variable units and require the consent of our Curator and/or Collections Manager. For more information on our Internship and Volunteer Opportunities, click here.


Public Classes

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2012 Bio Boot Camp instructors Kyle Philips (left) and Matt Young (right with hat) demonstrating hands-on sein techniques for fish sampling to BBC students in the UC Davis Putah Creek Riparian Reserve.

Bio Boot Camp (BBC)
The MWFB and the Bohart Museum of Entomology collaborate in offering a one week camp where students in junior high (entering 7th, 8th or 9th grade) are immersed in museum science and wildlife biology. The course is offered through UC Davis Campus Recreation Summer Camp programs. This is a week long camp for junior high kids. The camp is designed by the museums and staffed by UC Davis graduate and undergraduate students associated with the museums. Participants will also interact with and learn from museum scientists and researchers. The campers spend 5 full days and one overnight stay at a biological research station fully engaged in wildlife biology and museum science. Because it is a camp and not strictly an academic course, there are games, opportunities to make friends, and plenty of fun. Students receive hands-on science experiences not typically encountered until college.

Bio Boot Camp will be offered again in summer 2013. Please check back again in Spring 2013 for details, cost information, and registration dates.

See our Outreach Page for more information and photos of Bio Boot Camp 2012.

For more information, contact our Education and Outreach Coordinator Tabatha Yang.


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