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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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  • This three-inch-long tobacco hornworm appears to be ready to eat more tomato leaves (or the photographer). (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
    Godzilla Lives!

    Remember Godzilla? The 1954 iconic film, Godzilla, featured what Wikipedia calls "an enormous, destructive prehistoric sea monster awakened and empowered by nuclear radiation." I have a Godzilla. I have it only...

  • A pilot program to promote California-grown fresh fruits and vegetables via text message has seen promising early returns. Photo by Corine Yoshihara, (c)2020 University of California
    CalFresh participants welcome texts on benefits of California-grown produce

    Partnering for California   The buzz or chirp of an incoming text message started some San Diego County residents on the path to a healthier diet during this past year. In September 2020, most CalFresh...

  • A female metallic green sweat bee, genus Agapostemon, on a purple coneflower. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
    A Sight to See Is This Bee

    Ever seen a green metallic sweat bee? The colors are exquisite. This is a female Agapostemon on a purple coneflower at UC Davis.  They are called "sweat bees" because they are attracted to human...

  • 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...


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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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