CNR's Exciting Lineup of Cal Day Events

March 23, 2006
Cal Day 2006 is Saturday, April 22, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
For more information on Cal Day, visit

Join the College of Natural Resources at UC Berkeley's annual open house. Our undergraduate advisors and many current students will be on hand to answer all your questions, and we'll also be hosting many special events, such as information sessions on "Life as a CNR Student," a fun lecture on "Science in the Movies," workshops on choosing a biology or social science major, an exposition of CNR student groups, an undergraduate research poster display, and lots more.

Check out the full schedule of CNR Cal Day events...

Bug Doctor Booth -- Live Insect and Spider Displays
9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Wellman Hall -- 2nd floor and outside lawn
Featuring Cooperative Extension Specialists Vernard Lewis, Robert Van Steenwyk and Kent Daane
*The Bug Doctor and dream team insect experts show you how to identify bugs. Bring your spiders, other creepy crawlers, and bug-riddled plants. Microscopes, books, displays, and Internet access are available.

The Campus Tree Trail
9 a.m. to 4 p.m., College of Natural Resources tables and Information Marketplace
Featuring members of the Forestry Club
*Amazing natural beauty is part of what makes the Berkeley campus unique. Learn more with this guided tour of campus trees. Tour information and descriptions of species will be available.

Science in the Movies: Society's Fears and Scientific Reality
11 a.m. to noon, 10 Evans
Featuring Professor Vince Resh
*In the movies, scientists are often visionaries on a quest for discovery or power-seekers bent on death and destruction. What influences the portrayal and perception of scientists? View film clips and separate fact from fiction.

CNR Student Groups Exposition
9 a.m. to noon, Mulford Hall Lawn
Featuring the CNR Student Groups Council
*From a potato sack race to a logging sports demonstration, you'll find fun, win neat giveaways, and meet representatives from the various student organizations in the College of Natural Resources.

Life as a College of Natural Resources Student
10 to 11 a.m., 101 Morgan and 1 to 2 p.m., 60 Evans
Featuring CNR undergraduates
*Newly admitted and prospective students are invited to hear from current CNR students about majors, research opportunities, college organizations, and more. Meet major advisors and faculty. Ask questions; get answers.

Global Environmental Problems and Their Implications for California
11 to noon, 213 Wheeler
Featuring Professor Max Auffhammer
*Learn the environmental challenges facing the planet's population over the next century and what they imply for California. Also, find out what innovative scientific and policy options Berkeley researchers have pioneered.

Information Marketplace
8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sproul Plaza
Featuring College of Natural Resources Staff

Special Campus Tour: Spotlight on CNR
11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Information Marketplace, Sproul Plaza
Featuring CNR Tour Guide Michael Colvin
*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 Ultimate Treasure Hunt: Geocaching
11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Mulford Hall eastside patio
Featuring Geospatial Imaging and Informatics Facility staff and graduate students
*Using satellite-linked global positioning system (GPS) units, we'll search for hidden prizes on campus and tour CNR's geospatial facilities, which use high-tech tools to predict and monitor ecosystem change. Prizes for all!

Biology Just the Way You Want It
2 to 3 p.m., Wheeler 110
Featuring College of Natural Resources staff, faculty, and students
*Which biology major is right for you? With over a dozen biology-based programs available at Berkeley, learn more about the college with the most biology options to offer.

The Human Dimension: Environmental Issues in the 21st Century
2 to 3 p.m., Wheeler 100
Featuring Professor Sally Fairfax and CNR faculty/student teams as they exhibit their work via videos, poster boards, and mini-lectures
*Sweatshops, labor exploitation, and justice are at the heart of modern environmental disputes. CNR ethicists and historians join college natural scientists in a multi-media
presentation of cutting edge environmental research.

Caution: Live Goats at Work
9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Campus
Featuring Professor Lynn Huntsinger and her goats
*Meet Vladimir and Tinsel, dedicated East Bay weed eaters. While traveling around campus, drivers of a two-goat cart answer questions about the use of goats for fire-safe landscape.

College of Natural Resources Research Poster Display
9 a.m. to noon, Mulford Hall Lawn
Featuring CNR undergraduate students *Undergraduates in CNR 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!

Preventing Type 2 Diabetes
11 to 11:45 a.m. and 2 to 2:45 p.m., 114 Morgan Hall
Featuring Professor Sharon Fleming
*A discussion of what factors might increase your risk of Type 2 diabetes -- and steps you can take to reduce the risk of diabetes for you and your family.

Global Environmental Challenges and Opportunities: UC Berkeley's Role
2 to 4 p.m., Dwinelle 88
Featuring CNR Dean Paul Ludden, College of Environmental Design Dean Harrison Fraker, and Professors Inez Fung, Dan Kammen, and David Sedlack
*An introduction to the new Berkeley Institute of the Environment through an engaging discussion of the pressing global environmental issues facing us in the near future and what is happening on the Berkeley campus to develop solutions (through the expertise and commitment of faculty, staff and students) and train the next generation of
environmental leaders.

In the Spirit of Earth Day: Connecting People to the Land
1 to 2 p.m., 101 Morgan Hall
Featuring USDA Forest Service Chief Dale Bosworth
Learn how to connect to the land by conserving natural resources and thereby leaving more for future generations.