College of Natural Resources, UC Berkeley

Cal Day April 17, 2010!

April 7, 2010

Join the College of Natural Resources for Cal Day 2010! We'd love to meet you and welcome you to your small college home at the University of California, Berkeley!

April 17, 2010
9am - 4pm

Programs for New and Prospective Students

Information Marketplace
9 a.m. to 4 p.m
., Sproul Plaza
Featuring College of Natural Resources Staff
Located in Dwinelle Plaza, near Sather Gate and Wheeler Hall, the marketplace is a central area featuring displays and information. Stop by the College of Natural Resources tables to pick up information about the College and have your questions answered.

Life as a College of Natural Resources Student
10 to 11 a.m
., 100 Genetics & Plant Biology Building
Featuring CNR undergraduates
A panel of CNR students will answer your questions and share their experiences with majors, research opportunities, study abroad, student life, and more. Meet CNR major advisors and faculty.

College of Natural Resources Alumni Career Panel
11a.m. to noon
, 100 Genetics & Plant Biology Building
Brought to you by the CNR Alumni Association
Newly admitted and prospective students can learn about some of the career opportunities available to CNR graduates! Alumni will share their stories, advice and career experiences-- see what possibilities await you!

Special Tour: Spotlight on the College of Natural Resources
1 to 2 p.m
., Information Marketplace, leaves from Wheeler Hall steps
Join an exclusive tour of the small college home for natural and social science majors. College of Natural Resources is housed among historical buildings on the beautiful northwest side. The tour will begin at the College of Natural Resources tables in the Information Marketplace.

You've Got Options: Biology in CNR
1 to 2 p.m
., 100 Genetics & Plant Biology Building
Featuring CNR staff, faculty and students
With so many ways to study Biology at Berkeley, learn about the five biology-based majors in CNR. From environmental biology, to human health, wildlife ecology to plant biology, CNR has all the options you need! Whether you want to study biology from the micro to macro level, learn how to choose a major that best fits your interests.

Reception for New CNR Students
2 to 3 p.m
., Genetics & Plant Biology Lawn (between Mulford Hall and the Genetics & Plant Biology Building)
All newly admitted College of Natural Resources (CNR) students and their families are invited to attend a special Cal Day reception at the CNR Student Resource Center to meet and socialize with other admitted students, current students, faculty, and staff.

Research in the College of Natural Resources

College of Natural Resources Research Poster Display
2 to 3 p.m
., Genetics & Plant Biology Lawn (between Mulford Hall and the Genetics & Plant Biology Building)
Featuring CNR undergraduate students
Undergraduates in CNR’s biological, physical, and social science majors share their research projects related to the environment and human welfare. See how CNR research makes a difference in the world!

Fun for the Whole Family

Bug Doctor: Live Insects and Spiders!
9 a.m. to 4 p.m
., Wellman Hall -- Outside lawn
Featuring members of the Lewis Lab and the Urban Pest Management Center (
The Bug Doctor and insect expert dream team show you how to identify bugs. Bring your creepy crawlers and bug-riddled plants. Children who correctly identify their bugs win a small prize, so start your guessing early! And there's more: live termites, insect displays, crafts, bug bingo, and close-up insect viewing through microscopes!

The Campus Tree Trail (Self-Guided Tour)
9 a.m. to 4 p.m
., pick up map at Information Marketplace
Amazing natural beauty is part of what makes the Berkeley campus unique. Learn more with this self-guided tour of campus trees. For locations, photographs, and descriptions of species, pick up a guidebook at the Natural Resources table in the Information Marketplace.

Forestry Club Exposition
10 a.m. to 2 p.m
., Mulford Hall Lawn
Meet representatives from one of CNR's most popular student groups, the Cal Forestry Club! Learn about the club's many activities and take home a free seedling to plant in your own backyard.

The Golub Antique Microscope Collection
11am – 2pm
, Valley Life Sciences Building -- Onderdonk Lobby (2nd floor, East Side of Courtyard)
Featuring Dr. Steve Ruzin, Curator
Did you know that 300 years ago microscopes were made of ivory, wood and fish skin? Did you ever wonder what microscopes 17th century scientists used and how they were able to see and draw the fleas, bugs, plants, and microbes that we’ve all seen in textbooks? Now you can! Come see Cal's world-class collection of antique microscopes and learn about their fascinating history.

The Ultimate GPS Scavenger Hunt
12 to 1 p.m
., Mulford Hall east patio
Featuring Geospatial Imaging and Informatics Facility staff
Using only satellite-linked global positioning system (GPS) units and clues, we'll search for hidden prizes! Fun for the whole family-- bring your GPS unit if you have one.