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California Native Plant Garden Phenology Workshop; The Science of the Seasons
Salvias along a walkway
Saturday, December 13, 2014—2:00-4:00pm
Instructor, Juliet Oshiro
Calling All Citizen Scientists! Hikers! Families! Students! Educators!
Do you enjoy watching plants change through the seasons? Would you like to help researchers study the effects of climate change? This workshop will teach volunteers to monitor and gather data on when native plants leaf out, flower, form fruit and other seasonal changes through hands-on training. No experience necessary. Details can be found on the workshop's webpage.

Volunteer Orientation and Training Classes

Classes meet Tuesdays, January 13 through February 17, 9:30 am to noon in the Horticulture Building at the Arboretum.

This is a geat way to learn about the Arboretum and its volunteer opportunities. [Read more...]

What's Blooming at the Arboretum?

Grevillea superb

The UC Santa Cruz Arboretum has thousands of plants from California and far parts of the globe in its extensive and varied living collections. Color can always be found throughout the Arboretum. Check out What's Blooming for some current examples.