College of Natural Resources, UC Berkeley

Cal Day April 16, 2011!

March 2, 2011

Join the College of Natural Resources for Cal Day 2011! We'd love to meet you and welcome you to your small college home at the University of California, Berkeley!

April 16, 2011
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
9:30 to 11 a.m
., 100 Genetics & Plant Biology Building
A panel of current students and recent graduates/alumni answer your questions about majors, research, student groups, student life, career opportunities, and the possibilities once you graduate!

Reception for New CNR Students
11 to 11:45 a.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 to meet and socialize with other admitted students, current students, faculty, and staff. (Rain moves to 260 Mulford Hall)

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.

Faculty Research in the College of Natural Resources

Global Change and the Future of Giant Sequoia Trees in California
2 to 3 p.m
., Location TBA
Featuring Professor John Battles
Giant sequoia is the iconic "big tree" of California, renowned for its size and longevity. Explore the unique natural history of this tree and discuss the implications of current research findings.

Fun for the Whole Family

Nutrition Olympics!
11 a.m. to 2 p.m
., Morgan Hall Patio
Ever bowl with coconuts? Hop with carrots? Use bell peppers for target practice? Spin a fruit and vegetable wheel? Come have fun actively learning about healthy eating. Prizes and taste-testing included! Featuring nutrition experts from the Atkins Center for Weight and Health (

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.