Making a Difference for California
The University of California Cooperative Extension (UCCE) Offices are local problem-solving centers, part of a statewide network of UC researchers and educators who bridge UC research with the communities we serve. Our Advisors and Community Education Specialists deliver a range of locally relevant programs focusing on farm, environment, nutrition, 4-H youth development, science literacy, urban agriculture, home and commercial horticulture. We deliver science-based information through public workshops, meetings, newsletters, and mass media communication tools to local communities. In addition, our Advisors and Community Educator Specialists collaborate on partnerships with government agencies and community-based organizations to extend the reach of our programs. More information on UC Agriculture and Natural Resources.
San Mateo Co. Fair Returns!
What's New from the UC Blogs
If you're a veterinarian or a veterinary technician in California or Oregon, then you'll want to register for a free online bee biology course aimed at training...
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...
|How to Plant a Bee and Butterfly Garden||5/20/2021|
|San Mateo County Fair||6/5/2021|
|Summer Vegetable Garden Planning||6/12/2021|
|Compost Basics for Everyone||7/10/2021|
|Good Bugs - Bad Bugs on Edible Plants||8/14/2021|
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...