Last Saturday the Power, Carlson, Grantham, and Ruhi labs “staycationed” together. After a morning of science talks on campus, we explored the ponds of Briones Regional Park. We were lucky enough to witness several California newts mating–see below a close-up of these so-cute (but highly-toxic) creatures. The retreat concluded at Triple Rock Brewery in Berkeley. Great day all around, lots of interesting conversations and fun! Will repeat soon.