One Day. A Million Stories.

First and foremost, welcome to UC Berkeley! CAL DAY is an all-day event packed with programs, resources, events, and groups and organizations representing various aspects of our campus's rich culture and community.  The College of Natural Resources will have activities focused around the many opportunities that prospective CNR students can look forward to upon being admitted into our college.  All information is organized to provide information to new prospective students and their families. Below you will find a list of those programs!

Save the Date!

Cal Day: Saturday, April 21, 2018

1. CNR Table at the Information Marketplace

Located on Campanile Way, the marketplace is a central area featuring displays and information. Stop by the College of Natural Resources table to pick up information about the college and have your questions answered by CNR staff and peer advisors!

Time and location: 9 AM – 4 PM | Campanile Way

2. The College of Natural Resources Student Experience

A panel of current students and recent graduates/alumni will answer your questions about majors, research, student groups, and campus life in the College of Natural Resource - plus, there will be discussions about career opportunities and the possibilities once you graduate!

Time and location: 10:00 – 11:15 AM | 100 Genetics & Plant Biology Building

3. Reception for New College of Natural Resources (CNR) Student

All newly admitted College of Natural Resources (CNR) students and their families are invited to attend a special Cal Day reception, where they will have the chance to meet and interact with the CNR dean, other newly admitted students, current students, faculty, academic advisers, members of the Alumni Association Board, and CNR staff. Light refreshments will be served.

Time and location: 11:15 AM – 12:15 PM | Genetics & Plant Biology Lawn

4. Ice Nucleation Magic Show and Free Snow Cone

Professor Steve Lindow will demonstrate ice nucleation, a phenomenon where bacteria causes ice crystals to quickly form on plants. This amazing process was discovered by Lindow, who now uses it in his lab for research applications. Come by to see an amazing demonstration and enjoy a snow cone! (Moves to 104 Genetics & Plant Biology Building in case of rain.) Get your Science at Cal Passport stamped here!

Time and location: 11:30 AM – 1:30 PM | Genetics & Plant Biology Lawn

5. Mariachi Luz de Oro Performs Live in The Genetics and Plant Biology Lawn!

Mariachi Luz de Oro is a student organized music group on campus. They are passionate performers of traditional music from Mexico, and they are proud to represent Mexican heritage in CNR, UC Berkeley, and the greater Bay Area.

Time and location: 11:30 AM – 12:15 PM | Genetics & Plant Biology Lawn

6. Explore the College of Natural Resources' Student Organizations

CNR has over a dozen student organizations whose members are working on environmental, social and health issues. Meet and be inspired by student organizers invested in building a sense of community as they strive to make the world a better place.

Time and location: 11:30 AM – 1:30 PM | Genetics & Plant Biology Law

7. Tour the Teaching Kitchen, Snack with Us!

Let’s snack together and learn more about Nutritional Sciences at Cal! Come talk with students, tour our teaching kitchen and taste some healthy treats made by students in the Nutritional Sciences department and the Student and Nutrition Advocacy Club (SNAC). Produce will be supplied from the Oxford Tract.

Time and location: 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM | Genetics & Plant Biology Lawn & 144 Morgan Hall

8. Reimagining Medicines by Drugging the Undruggable

Associate Professor Daniel Nomura will talk about chemoproteomic platforms used to discover and pharmacologically target druggable hotspots for disease therapy. Nomura will cover how the discovery of new druggable hotspots and small-molecule leads are accomplished by screening and coupling chemoproteomic platforms. For more information visit www.nomuraresearchgroup.com.

Time and location: 1 PM – 2 PM | 101 Morgan Hall

9. The Millet Project: Drought-Tolerant and Gluten-Free Grains

Millets are a group of gluten-free cereal grains that are nutritious and drought tolerant! The Millet Project is comprised of students and researchers working to familiarize our communities with this environmentally friendly grain. With the help of collaborating farmers, we grow millets around California, learning which varieties are best suited to different micro-climates and drought conditions. We are supported by a generous grant from the Berkeley Food Institute. Visit http://themilletproject.org/ 

Time and location: 11:15 AM –  1:15 PM | Genetics & Plant Biology Lawn

10. Fun Lab Experiments with Plant and Microbial Biology (PMB) Faculty

Join faculty from the Plant and Microbial Biology department in designing a few easy experiments and get a brief introduction to research in a real PMB lab. 

Time and location: 11:30 AM – 1:30 PM | Koshland 208

11. College of Natural Resources Undergraduate Research Open House

This open house will feature the research of graduating seniors across CNR majors and departments. Come see how our students are creating solutions to problems in the environmental and biological world.

Time and location: 11:15 AM – 1:30 PM | Genetics & Plant Biology Lawn

12. The Student Environmental Resource Center (SERC)

The Student Environmental Resource Center (SERC), supports students and student organizations interested in environmental sustainability. SERC offer programs, services, and funding opportunities for students. Some of SERC's key programs are The Green Initiative Fund (TGIF), leadership and professional development opportunities, and Earth Week. Stop by SERC's table and learn more!

Time and location: 11:30 – 1:30 PM | Genetics & Plant Biology Lawn

13. The Campus Tree Trail: Self-Guided Audio Tours

Learn more about UC Berkeley's natural landscape with a tour of campus trees! The College of Natural Resources is offering a new smartphone audio version of the campus tree tour created by the Forestry Department and delivered by forestry students. To download the app, visit http://tinyurl.com/zn6dprn.

Time and location: 9 AM - 4 PM | Genetics & Plant Biology Lawn

14. Guided Tour of Campus Tree Trail

Learn more about UC Berkeley's natural landscape with a tour of campus trees! The tour is led by forestry students and departs from the Forestry Table on the Genetics and Plant Biology Lawn.

Time and location: 1 PM – 2 PM | Genetics & Plant Biology Lawn

15. The Bug Doctor and The Entomology Club Bring Out the Bugs!

Berkeley's Entomology Club and the Bug Doctor will showcase native California insects and show you where you can find amazing bugs right on campus. Look forward to insect art, insect T-shirts for sale, and live critters as well! Club members will be happy to identify any creepy crawlers you bring to Cal Day. The Bug Doctor will have common household insect displays, some alive and some not so alive.

Time and Location: 11:30 – 1:30 PM | Genetics & Plant Biology Lawn

16. Special Tour: Spotlight on the College of Natural Resources (1 of 2)

Join an exclusive tour of Berkeley's small college home for natural resources, biology, and social science majors. The College of Natural Resources is surrounded by historical buildings on the beautiful northwest side of campus. The tour begins at the Genetics & Plant Biology Lawn.

Time and location: 12 PM – 1 PM | Genetics & Plant Biology Lawn | 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM at Information Marketplace

17. Special Tour: Spotlight on the College of Natural Resources (2 of 2)

JJoin an exclusive tour of Berkeley's small college home for natural resources, biology and social science majors. The College of Natural Resources is surrounded by historical buildings on the beautiful northwest side of campus. The tour begins at the College of Natural Resources table at the Information Marketplace near South Hall Drive.

Time and location: 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM | Information Marketplace

18. Washed Out in Mo'orea, French Polynesia

Increased rainfall variance is a predicted symptom of climate change. Mo'orea, a small volcanic island in French Polynesia with a rugged mountainous landscape and a beautiful coral reef, is likely to be affected by increased rainfall and runoff. Meet with researchers studying soil and tropical landscapes!

Time and Location: 11 AM - 1 PM | Genetics & Plant Biology Lawn