Backyard Orchard News
If you want to learn more about pollinators and sustainable gardening, then you should circle March...
Honey bee foraging on flowering quince. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
There's a heartfelt reason why Friday, Feb. 7 is "UC Davis Wears Red Day." It's about...
A syrphid fly, aka flower fly or hover fly, sipping nectar from a tower of jewels. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A lady beetle, aka lady bug, is a "lady in red." (Photo by Kathy Keatley)
A flameskimmer dragonfly, Libellula saturata, rests on a stake. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A flesh fly, family Sarcophagidae, grooming itself.(Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Honey bee with red pollen from a nearby rock puslane. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
County Location: Fresno County
Date Posted: January 24, 2014
Closing Date: February 17, 2014
Under the general direction of the Center Director, and in collaboration with the other center directors, this position will develop and lead unique outreach programs for Kearney Agricultural, Lindcove and West Side Research and Extension Centers. The successful candidate will:
- Create and implement multimedia outreach and educational programs that highlight key agricultural topics stemming from the Centers.
- Lead public tours, school and family programs, lectures and K-12 science educational programs.
- Develop contacts for outreach programs.
- Maintain records and prepare reports.
Outreach programs will include:
- Kearney: Develop an on-site K-12 program that teaches about farming and nutrition. Vines, berries, stone fruit, nuts, figs.
- West Side: Develop a K-12 program that goes to the schools and teaches about vegetables and nutrition. Winter vegetables, melons, onions, tomatoes, garlic.
- Lindcove: Develop a K-12 program that goes to the schools to teach about citrus varieties, citriculture and invasive pests.
For full consideration apply by 2/17/14 to req#20140027.
Local high school students learning about identifying and using beneficial insects for pest control.
One is a renowned bee scientist based in Washington state. One is a noted commercial queen bee...
Bee scientist Susan Cobey holds a frame of bees at the Harry H. Laidlaw Jr. Honey Bee Research Facility, UC Davis. (Photo by Kathy Keatley) Garvey)
Commercial queen bee breeder Jackie Park-Burris of Palo Cedro opens a hive to a UC Davis class. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Queen Turner, head of the beekeeping section, Ministry of Agriculture, Botswana government, inspected hives on the roof of the San Francisco Chronicle. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
How many times have you walked around the University of California, Davis campus on a weekend and...
A walking stick being fed a leaf at the Bohart Museum of Entomology. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)