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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.
Not currently offered

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.

 

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. See Internship and Volunteer Opportunities for more information on our Museum Science Internship Program.

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 two one-week camps where students in junior high or entering 7th, 8th or 9th grade(Bio Boot Camp) and high school, students entering 10th, 11th and 12th grade (Bio Boot Camp 2.0) are immersed in museum science and wildlife biology. The camps are offered through UC Davis Campus Recreation Summer Camp programs. These are week long camps. 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. 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.

Visit Bio Boot Camp for more information and enrollment instructions.

Or see our Outreach Page for more information.

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

 

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