Making a Difference for California
San Mateo Co. Fair Returns!
“The fair is the heart and soul of who we are,” said Dana Stoehr, CEO of the San Mateo County Event Center. “We’re very proud of being able to be there for the community at this time of crisis but at the heart of it we’re about celebration.”
Traditional fan favorite attractions will all be featured at the fair, said Stoehr, including carnival rides, outdoor entertainment and live music, food booths and the 4-H livestock show. The event will be one of the first large public events in the state since the start of the pandemic, Stoehr noted. READ MORE...
Perservering Through COVID-19
In March 2020, San Mateo County schools were forced to close school site operations with almost no notice and school food service directors and their staff were tasked with immediately re-tooling their operations to feed kids in new and rapidly changing conditions. Districts immediately developed pickup and delivery operations, innovating to meet community needs as the pandemic has stretched on.
For this project, we invited San Mateo County school districts with a high proportion of students eligible for free and reduced priced meals to participate in a one-hour phone interview about their experience providing school meals during the COVID-19 pandemic. A total of 5 school districts participated in interviews, and a brief profile of each follows this summary. READ MORE...
What's New from the UC Blogs
Priya Rajarapu: 'Insect-Plant Molecular Interactions: Stories from Invasive Insects to Disease Vectors'
April showers bring June flowers, but spring also brings seminars about insects. Insect physiologist Swapna Priya Rajarapu, a postdoctoral research...
It's just not a picnic without insects. And when the 107th annual UC Davis Picnic Day goes virtual on Saturday, April 17, the insects will go virtual, too. The UC...
|Edible Container Gardening||4/14/2021|
|School Garden Leaders Workshop||4/17/2021|
|DIY Food Preservation Series - Hot Water Bath Canning||4/17/2021|
UC Elkus Ranch Adventure Day
A private outdoor day of fun at UC Elkus Ranch for social bubbles of children and adults.
Learn more: ucanr.edu/adventure
UC Elkus Ranch Small-Group & Family Tours
Small-Groups and Families are invited to venture out to a new learning environment at UC Elkus Ranch in Half Moon Bay. UC Elkus Ranch is an environmental education center, providing unique hands-on learning experiences for Bay Area youth. Due to COVID-19 precautions, UC Elkus Ranch has temporarily opened to the general public for private family tours only. Learn more...