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Public programs at UCMP

CalDay 2014 at UCMP Annual open house on CalDay
Every April, UCMP opens its doors to visitors during CalDay, UC Berkeley's annual open house. UCMP's CalDay events vary from year to year, but usually include tours, lectures, hands-on activities, and displays. See the CalDay website for images and impressions of CalDay 2015. CalDay 2016 is scheduled for Saturday, April 16.

Short course Short courses
Each year, normally in the spring, UCMP presents a weekend short course in current topics of interest. The course is appropriate for the general public, and also contains information and activities of particular interest to science teachers.

Special events Special events

  • Are you an educator interested in learning more about global change science and in integrating learning materials on global change into your classroom? If you missed our Understanding Global Change summer institute this past August, 2014, watch this website for information about our 2015 institute.
  • Think evolution VII: A summer institute for science educators will be five fun-filled days of evolutionary explorations with biologists and educators at the University of California, to be held July 27-31, 2015.
  • The East Bay Science Cafe is an informal forum for discussing interesting and relevant scientific issues. The goal is to encourage public engagement with science by inviting members of the scientific community to present topics for a casual evening of conversation.

Docent-led tours
Guided tours, accompanied by a graduate student docent, are available for school and youth groups during the school year. The tours are scheduled upon availability of a docent. Find out more about these tours.