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!

2017 Cal Day: Saturday, April 22, 2017

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, campus life, career opportunities, and the possibilities once you graduate!

Time and location: 9:30 – 11 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'll have the chance to mix and mingle 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 AM – 12 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 AM – 1 PM | Genetics & Plant Biology Lawn

5. Yeast Farts and Microscope

Make your own slide and view incredible sights on the microscopes we'll have set up. Put yeast in various types of culture to see if they produce gases that would inflate a balloon or a lab glove. (Moves to 103 Genetics & Plant Biology Building in case of rain.) Get your Science at Cal Passport stamped here!

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

6. Explore the College of Natural Resources Student Organization

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 AM – 1 PM | Genetics & Plant Biology Law

7. Meet-and-Greet with Plant & Microbial Biology Faculty and Biologists

Learn about undergraduate majors and research opportunities while interacting with scientists, professors and students in the Department of Plant & Microbial Biology (PMB). PMB offers two majors with concentrations that include biotechnology, bioenergy, plant genetics, host-pathogen interactions, and evolution/computational microbiology. (Moves to 107 Genetics & Plant Biology Building in case of rain.)

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

8. Cutting-Edge Research in Cancer Therapy and Neurodegenerative Diseases

Associate Professor Daniel Nomura will discuss cutting-edge technology used in his lab to characterize and target metabolic pathways for cancer treatment and neurodegenerative diseases. You will have the chance to explore Cal's first LEED Gold-certified lab, made possible by support from College of Natural Resources alumni and friends. For more information, visit nomuraresearchgroup.com.

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

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

Learn about millet, a group of gluten-free nutritious cereal grains that are drought tolerant! Presented by students and researchers who are performing millet research in the Bay Area, forming collaborations with local activists and farmers, and familiarizing the Bay Area community with millet, with the help of a generous grant from the Berkeley Food Institute. Visit themilletproject.org for more information. (Moves to 107 Genetics & Plant Biology Building in case of rain.

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

10. Explore Cal’s Microgarden

Cal's Microgarden is home to a diverse collection of algae and fungi used in research labs and classrooms around campus. Come examine these organisms under a microscope--some specimens were collected over 80 years ago! (Moves to 103 Genetics & Plant Biology Building in case of rain.) Get your Passport to Science stamped here!

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

11. College of Natural Resources Undergraduate Research Open House

The Undergraduate Research Open House will feature graduating seniors across CNR majors and departments. Come see how our students problem solve and create solutions in the environmental and biological world.

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

12. CNR and the Parks: Point Reyes National Seashore and Park Ranger

Come hear from a Point Reyes park ranger about natural and cultural resources that are preserved and protected for the enjoyment of current and future generations. (Moves to 132 Mulford Hall in the event of rain.) Get your Science at Cal Passport stamped here!

Time and location: 11:30 – 1 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. Entomology Club Brings Out the Bugs!

Berkeley's Entomology Club will showcase native California insects and show you where you can find amazing bugs right on campus. Look forward to insect-themed face painting, 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. (Moves to 240 Mulford in case of rain.) Get your Science at Cal Passport stamped here!

Time and Location: 11 – 1 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 housed among 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

17. Special Tour: Spotlight on the College of Natural Resources (2 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 housed among historical buildings on the beautiful northwest side of campus. The tour begins at the College of Natural Resources table at the Information Marketplace near Campanile Drive.

Time and location: 12:30 PM – 1:30 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

19. Stand Up For Science: Noon Rally

April 22 is not just Cal Day, it's also the March for Science! On this day, across the globe, those who value scientific research and evidence-based policies will take a public stand and be counted. Join us for a non-partisan rally in support of science at noon on Memorial Glade. We'll hear from inspiring champions of science in celebration and in defense of what science brings to our society.

Time and Location: 12 PM - 12:30 PM | Memorial Glade

20. Stand Up for Science: Information Tent

On April 22, many people around the world will participate in the March for Science. Find out how you can make your voice heard, too. #StandUpForScience on this momentous day!

Time and Location: 9 AM - 4 PM | Valley Life Sciences Building, South Lawn

21. Berkeley March for Science

Department of Environmental, Science, Policy, & Management (ESPM) will meet outside of Mulford Hall to walk over at 4 PM. This is an evening march, so it is a good option if you are attending Cal Day or want to go to multiple rallies. Please join us! Click here to visit the Facebook Page. 

Time and Location: 4 PM - 7:30 PM | Sproul Plaza