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Community Engagement: environment and wildlife conservation organizations

  • Point Reyes Bird Observatory
      • From http://www.prbo.org/cms/37:
        • “Mission: PRBO Conservation Science, is dedicated to conserving birds, other wildlife and ecosystems through innovative scientific research and outreach.”
  • Putah Creek Council
      • From http://www.putahcreekcouncil.org/:
        • Mission Statement: The Putah Creek Council is dedicated to the protection and enhancement of Putah Creek and its tributaries through advocacy, education and community-based stewardship.”
        • Vision Statement: We envision Putah Creek as a thriving corridor of native riparian and aquatic ecosystems connecting the Coast Ranges to the Sacramento River and the Delta. We envision a Putah Creek watershed community of people who value their creek and are committed to its stewardship.
  • Society for Conservation Biology, Davis Chapter
      • From http://scb.ucdavis.edu/:
        • The Davis Chapter of the Society for Conservation Biology (SCB Davis) is a student-run organization dedicated to the promotion of conservation-related education, practice, and policy. We are a local chapter of the Society for Conservation Biology (SCB), an international professional organization whose membership comprises a wide range of people interested in the conservation and study of biological diversity: resource managers, educators, government and private conservation workers, and students. The SCB was formed to develop the scientific and technical means for the protection, maintenance, and restoration of life on Earth: species, ecosystems, and the processes that sustain them.
        • We highly encourage all undergraduate and graduate students with an interest in conservation to join and participate! We look forward to seeing you!
        • WIDSI (Watch It, Don't Squash It!)
            • Bringing conservation biology into local elementary school classrooms. The WIDSI volunteers plan lessons and activities for elementary school kids, focused on animal behavior, ecology, environmental science, and physiology, often with a "hands-on" approach.
            • WIDSI is UC Davis' homegrown science outreach crew. The group is mostly made up of graduate students in various programs, including Animal Behavior, Ecology, Population Biology, and Molecular, Cellular and Integrative Physiology. However, anyone can join! We are always in search of new members excited about the opportunity to spread enthusiasm about life science, conservation, and environmental literacy to a bunch of great kids.
  • UCD Arboretum
      • From http://arboretum.ucdavis.edu/default.aspx:
        • The UC Davis Arboretum is a living museum and a refuge of great beauty where visitors can step away from their busy lives and reconnect with nature. Visitors may wander through the Arboretum on their own or join public tours. The Arboretum gardens are open 24 hours a day, every day of the year, and there is no charge for admission.
        • Arboretum staff and volunteers promote sustainable gardening practices and environmentally-friendly garden plants, build and maintain important plant collections, teach children to love the natural world, and develop new leaders in the environmental sciences.
  • UCD John Muir Institute of the Environment (JMIE)
      • From: http://johnmuir.ucdavis.edu/:
        • Welcome to the John Muir Institute of the Environment. The institute supports innovation and discovery aimed at solving real-world environmental problems. The institute’s faculty are committed to strengthening the scientific foundation for environmental decision making through collective entrepreneurship, a team-oriented approach that recognizes the complexities of environmental problems and the societal context in which they occur.
        • JMIE provides ongoing JMIE Environmental Education and Community Engagement programs (http://johnmuir.ucdavis.edu/elp-internships.html), including:
            • The Environmental Leaders Program (ELP) is an interdisciplinary program for graduate students ... which provides graduate students with opportunities to link their academic learning to real-world practice by bringing university knowledge into decision making on the individual, community, and policy level. The goal of the ELP is to facilitate university involvement in society’s environmental problems, train graduate students in public scholarship, build university - community partnerships, and promote social and environmental justice. The challenge guiding the ELP is “How do we as individuals, communities, and as a society adapt to climate change and create solutions that lead to a more sustainable and equitable world?”
  • UCD Public Service Research Program
      • From http://psrp.ucdavis.edu/about/our_approach.shtml:
        • Missions & Goals: The "Fully Engaged" University: Universities are at a critical time in their existence, and there is a widespread and sustained call for a re-thinking of university engagement in the issues and problems of society. PSRP since its beginning has addressed the question of how universities, especially Land Grant ones, contribute to society for the improvement of the public good.
        • Our focus on outreach or engagement, as it is now called, is an important element of the UC Davis academic mission. To do scholarly outreach is to engage with public entities on issues of concern to the university and society at large. In Chancellor Larry Vanderhoef's words the mission is to "create real partnerships with our communities, partnerships in which we define problems together, share goals and agendas, develop common definitions of success, and pool or leverage University, public and private funds."
        • The distinctive mission of PSRP is to foster partnerships in applied research, education, and outreach on significant issues of public concern, particularly to do with the environment. Our goals are to engage the research and scholarly outreach expertise and resources of UC Davis in addressing important issues of society and to provide a bridge between university research knowledge and public understanding, bringing research findings to bear on public policy and decision making.
  • Yolo Audubon Society
      • From http://www.yoloaudubon.org/:
        • It is the mission of Yolo Audubon Society to foster an appreciation of birds and other wildlife through educational programs and field trips, bring conservation issues to public awareness, and act to preserve Yolo County bird life and habitat.
  • Sacramento Audubon Society
      • From http://www.sacramentoaudubon.org/societyinfo.html:
        • The Sacramento Valley is in the Great Pacific Flyway which is the bird migration route from Alaska to Mexico. In Sacramento you can see about 250 species of birds. Trips organized by the Sacramento Audubon Society go north to Sacramento Wildlife Refuge, east to the Sierra foothills & mountains, south to the San Joaquin River delta, and west to the Pacific Ocean (see map). In this region, one can see up to 400 species of birds. You can enjoy seeing this great variety of birds whether you go birding on your own or join us for half-day, full-day, or 2-day trips. We invite you to become a member of the Society and help in conservation and preservation efforts. We also encourage donations to support the various programs of the Society.
  • Yolo Basin Foundation
      • From http://www.yolobasin.org/about.cfm:
        • A principal goal of the Foundation is facilitating environmental education in the Yolo Wildlife Area. In August 1997, we held the first of our Discover the Flyway teacher workshops, which introduce area teachers to the Wildlife Area and prepared them to bring their classes out for exciting and productive field studies. In its first year, the Discover the Flyway school program hosted 800 students between October 1997 and June of 1998. Since our pilot year, the school program has expanded to over 4,000 Kindergarten through 12th-grade students annually. Yolo Basin Foundation staff, interns and dedicated volunteers assist students in hands-on learning activities at our demonstration wetlands and lead students on exploratory Wildlife Area walks.
        • In addition to our popular Discover the Flyway program, Yolo Basin Foundation is the sponsoring non-profit organization for California Duck Days, publishes the Yolo Flyway newsletter, brings wetlands education to the classroom with our Wild About Wetlands kits, introduces the public to natural places in the community through public field trips, and hosts the Flyway Nights speaker series. The Foundation facilitates the Yolo Bypass Working Group meetings, which provide a focused opportunity for farmers, land owners and agencies within the Yolo Bypass to discuss Bypass related issues as well as provide guidance and opinions on such issues.

 

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