Join the College of Natural Resources on Saturday, April 20, for Cal Day 2013. We'd love to meet and welcome you to your small college home at the University of California, Berkeley!
Newly admitted students will get the chance to learn about the opportunities CNR has to offer – from major choices and course offerings, to student groups, and other resources. The schedule is as follows:
Programs for New and Prospective Students
9 a.m. - 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 a.m. - 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 a.m. - 11:45 a.m., Genetics & Plant Biology Lawn
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. Light refreshments will be served. In case of rain, reception will be held in the CNR Resource Center in 260 Mulford Hall.
Eat Well, Be Well at Cal
11 a.m. - 2 p.m., Genetics & Plant Biology Lawn
Wondering what you can do with a degree in Nutritional Sciences? Join the Cal Dietetics students and learn how science, people, community, education, and food come together to create careers in nutrition and dietetics. Try some healthy snacks and learn about avoiding the “Freshman 15”, eating delicious healthy food on and around campus, and maintaining optimal health while at Cal.
How UC Saved the World: A History of Stratospheric Ozone Depletion Science
2:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m., 575 McCone Hall
Professor Robert Rhew will explore the role University of California scientists played in discovering the cause of stratospheric ozone depletion and how their work led to the worldwide ban of ozone-depleting chemicals.
Stratospheric Ozone: Driving Hazards on the Road to Recovery
2:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m., 575 McCone Hall
The Montreal Protocol and its amendments successfully reined in the use of ozone-depleting chemicals, but Professor Robert Rhew will discuss four emerging issues that threaten the recovery of the ozone layer.
Bugs, Biofuels and Biology: A Plant Extravaganza!
Bug Doctor Booth & Live Insect Displays
9 a.m. - 3 p.m., Wellman Hall - Outside lawn
Featuring members of the Lewis Lab and the Urban Pest Management Center
The Bug Doctor is in and available to help identify 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, arts and crafts and close-up insect viewing through microscopes!
From Grass to Gas: Sustainable Fuel from Plants
9 a.m. - 4 p.m., Energy Biosciences Building
2151 Berkeley Way (corner of Hearst and Oxford)
Presented by the Energy Biosciences Institute (EBI)
The new Energy Biosciences Building at the northwest corner of campus is home to scientists intent on developing renewable, environmentally friendly transportation fuel from plants. The EBI, which also includes Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and the University of Illinois, is the broadest biofuel research center of its kind in the world. Through tours, talks and exhibits, discover how the EBI is working to perfect cellulosic biofuel production as a key weapon in combatting climate change.
Tours of the EBB will start at 10 a.m., 12:30 p.m., and 1:30 p.m. Please gather in the EBB lobby by the elevators 5 minutes prior to the scheduled tour time.
A Presentation, “Fueling the Future through Bioscience” will take place from 11 a.m. - 12 p.m. in EBB 115.
A Panel “Life in the EBI as an Undergraduate, Graduate Student, and Postdoc” will happen from 2 p.m. - 3 p.m. Panelists will share their EBI experiences working in the EBI lab and answer questions about majors, research, careers, and other possibilities once you graduate.
Other fun activities will take place throughout
Fun for the Whole Family
The Ultimate GPS Scavenger Hunt
12 p.m. - 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.
Special Tour: Spotlight on the College of Natural Resources
1 p.m. - 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.
The Campus Tree Trail: Guided and Self-Guided Tours
Amazing natural beauty is part of what makes the Berkeley campus unique. Learn more with this tour of campus trees! For locations, photographs and descriptions of species, take a guided tour by members of the Cal Forestry Club or pick up a map and take a self-guided tour.
Self-Guided Tours from 9a.m. - 4p.m., pick up map at the CNR table in the Information Marketplace or at the Forestry Club table in front of Mulford Hall.
Guided Tours by the Cal Forestry Club from 12 p.m.-1 p.m. and 2 p.m.-3 p.m., meet in front of Mulford Hall at the Forestry Club table.