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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.
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  • Biology professor Terry  McGlynn of California State University, Dominguez Hills, will present a seminar, hosted by the UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology, on “Lessons about Thermal Ecology from Rainforest Ants” at 4:10 p.m., Wednesday, April 5 in 122 Briggs Hall.
    Terry McGlynn: 'Lessons about Thermal Ecology from Rainforest Ants'

    "As the world is getting hotter, we are now urgently focused on understanding on how climate change affects insect populations and communities. Many insects in tropical rainforests are accustomed to operating at the margins...

  • A monarch caterpillar, Danaus plexippus, munching on milkweed. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
    Entomological ABCs: Ants, Bees and Caterpillars

    Urban landscape entomologist Emily Meineke, assistant professor, UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology, is coordinating the department's seminars for the 2022-23 academic year and she's just announced the speakers...

  • Martha Leija and Mario Preciado and their daughter Valentina, 8, a family from Mexico City, check over the morpho butterflies. At right is Bohart associate Greg Kareofelas. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
    The Morphos! The Monarchs! The Bohart!

    When the Bohart Museum of Entomology hosts an open house, a sure crowd-pleaser is the global Lepidoptera  collection, which totals some 500,000 specimens--60 percent moths and 40 percent butterflies. Visitors "can...

  • A feral or wild bee colony in a fig tree in the Maasai Mara National Reserve, southern Kenya. (Photo by James Keatley Garvey)
    Feral Bee Colony in Kenya: Nothing Short of Incredible

    "EVERYTHING that colonies do when they are living on their own (not being managed by beekeepers) is done to favor their survival and their reproduction, and thus their success is contribution to the next generation of...

  • A yellow-faced bumble bee, Bombus vosnesenskii, on a tower of jewels, Echium wildpretii. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
    A Big Bee Bash Is Beckoning: Learn About California's Native Bees

    It's billed as a "Bee Bash," but it should be "Big Bee Bash." Urban entomologist Gordon Frankie, professor emeritus and research entomologist in the Department of Environmental Sciences, Policy, and Management at UC...

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Organic Materials Management & Agri-Food System Advisor (Applied Research and Extension) Santa Clara AP#22-02
County Locations: Alameda County, Contra Costa County, San Francisco County, San Mateo County, Santa Clara County
Posted on March 16, 2023
Closing on May 2, 2023

Forestry Area Advisor (Applied Research and Extension) 22-22
County Locations: San Francisco County, San Mateo County, Santa Clara County, Santa Cruz County
Posted on March 14, 2023
Closing on May 7, 2023

Community Education Specialist 1 - Half Moon Bay, CA, Job ID 48060
County Locations: San Francisco County, San Mateo County
Posted on January 19, 2023

CalFresh Healthy Living Program Educator 2 - Half Moon Bay, CA. Job ID 39182
County Locations: San Francisco County, San Mateo County
Posted on July 14, 2022

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