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    Welcome Week hikes 2018

    September 19, 2018

    Welcome to the most ecologically diverse campus in the world! Our campus is so rich in life that we have a 410-acre natural reserve that is used for education, research and stewardship. Join UCSC Campus Natural Reserve staff on a hike as you get to know each other and some of the local flora and fauna in your incredible new backyard. This is also a great time to find out about internship opportunities and other ways to get involved with learning about nature at UCSC.

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    UCSC Natural Reserves director Gage Dayton appointed to endowed chair

    September 08, 2016

    The Wilton W. Webster Jr. Presidential Chair for the UC Santa Cruz Natural Reserves provides support for research, teaching, and infrastructure at the reserves.

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    Undergrad publishes field guide to campus spiders

    July 14, 2016

    Spider guide is the first in a series of natural history field guides produced by the UCSC Campus Natural Reserve.

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    Campus recognized for sustainability efforts in education, practices

    May 13, 2016

    The campus earned awards from the California Higher Education Sustainability Conference for its lighting retrofit and optimization in the McHenry Library; its carbon neutrality roadmap; and its sustainability minor and Sustainability Living Undergraduate Research Program (SLURP).

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    Pumas, raccoons and snakes, oh my

    September 09, 2015

    UC Santa Cruz students can walk out of a classroom and, in a few minutes, be in the same territory with nearly 50 species of mammals, legions of birds, and scores of salamanders, newts and snakes.