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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.

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  • Praying mantis meets quail. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
    The Tale of a Quail and a Mantis

    It would never happen in real life. A quail and a praying mantis together? Except when one is a decorative metal sculpture. A mantis, a carnivore, is known to eat hummingbirds (in addition to its regular diet of bees and...

  • The late Robbin Thorp (1933-2019) annually searched for Franklin's bumble bee but hadn't seen it since 2006. That's his image of the bee on his computer screen. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
    How Franklin's Bumble Bee May Be Found

    Is Franklin's bumble bee extinct or is it just elusive? Annual search parties conducted since 2006 have failed to locate the species. Now scientists may learn its status via DNA "fingerprints." A recent article...

  • An energetic honey bee heads for a cape mallow (Anisodontea sp.
    Sorry, We're Closed? Not the California Master Beekeeper Program!

    Sorry, we're closed! What's a honey bee to do when one of her favorite flowers, cape mallow (Anisodontea sp. "Strybing Beauty") is not open for bees-ness. Well, leave it to the bee to find a way. We recently witnessed a...

  • Sampling a chocolate-covered cicada snack are (from left) Maxwell Arnold, Brennen Dyer, Iris Bright, Amberly Hackmann, and Lynn Kimsey, director of the Bohart Museum of Entomology and a UC Davis distinguished professor of entomology. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
    Would You Eat a Chocolate-Covered Cicada?

    Would you eat a chocolate-covered cicada? Yes? No? Maybe? Entomophagy is no problem for scientists at the Bohart Museum of Entomology, University of California, Davis. They know where the office snacks are kept. The items...


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CalFresh Healthy Living Program Educator 2 San Mateo, CA. Job ID#21742
County Locations: San Francisco County, San Mateo County
Posted on July 29, 2021
Closing on September 24, 2021

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