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Davis Picnic Day

Saturday, April 13, 2019, 9:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. 

UC Davis Campus
1 Shields Ave
Davis, CA
(530) 752-1011
ucdavis.edu
Free admission

Davis Picnic Day is one of the largest student-run events in the nation, free to the public and produced by students and sponsors. In existence for more than 100 years, it began in an interesting way and continued to this day, growing bigger and better with each passing year. With over 100 university department exhibits and more than 40 animal exhibits, the event showcases what goes on at this esteemed institution of higher learning known for its exceptional agriculture research, development and training.

Davis Picnic Day Parade, 10 a.m.

Route:
1. Grandstands on North Quad Ave. across from Wickson Hall
2. 2nd and D St. in Downtown Davis
3. F St.
4. 3rd and C St. in Downtown Davis
2019 Grand Marshal:  Sarah T. Stewart, professor, Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences -- winner of MacArthur "Genius" Fellow grant

Things to See & Do 

Picnic Day events

  • 9 a.m.-4 p.m. YOUNG Hall Anthropalooza. Become an anthropologist for a day. Explore human and animal biology, diverse cultures, ancient technologies, and language through hands-on activities.
  • 9 a.m.-4 p.m. MEYER Hall Bake in the Benefits Fuel your Picnic Day activities with delicious and nutritious baked goods from the graduate students in the Nutrition Department. Students will also be available to provide information about the graduate program and answer questions about nutrition and their research.
  • 9 a.m.-3 p.m. BRIGGS Hall Biotechnology Experiments: DNA Extraction and Cheese Making. Come join us for fun biotechnology experiments including extracting DNA from strawberries and making cheese the biotech way.
  • 9 a.m.-5 p.m. BRIGGS Hall Bug Doctor Meet an entomologist and talk about insects. Even bring some from your home or garden for identification.
  • 9 a.m.-3 p.m. STORER Hall DNA and Glowing Genes Come make DNA bracelets, learn about genes, make a glow-in-the-dark drawing, and see plants and animals glow our dark booth.
  • 9 a.m.-5 p.m. BRIGGS Hall Doctor Death Meet Dr. Bob Kimsey and find out how insects are used in Forensics.
  • 9 a.m.-5 p.m. KEMPER Hall EE-Emerge 2019 See the mysterious 2D Surface. Challenge a friend to color light challenge. Play the infinity Rubik Cube. Watch water defy gravity at the Time Fountain.
  • 9 a.m.-2 p.m. STUDENT COMMUNITY Center Electric Vehicle Showcase Discover innovative electric vehicles. Our expert team will satisfy your curiosity about alternative fuel vehicles. Kid friendly.
  • 9 a.m.-5 p.m. BRIGGS Hall Entomology at UC Davis Learn about insects and entomology from graduate students, faculty, and emeriti from UC Davis.
  • 9 a.m.-3 p.m. STORER Hall Explore the Tree of Life Meet live animals, fungi, and plants. Learn how we're related to these creatures, what we share, and why we're different.
  • 9 a.m.-1 p.m. PLANT AND ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES Free Water Analysis for Metals by ICPMS Free water metals analysis by ICPMS. Submit sample in plastic water bottle pre-rinsed with sample water (no glass).
  • 9 a.m.-1 p.m. PLANT AND ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES Fruit and Nut Research & Information The Center provides practical advice in fruit and nut production, information on best management practices developed by the UC Cooperative Extension, and connections to current research and new technologies. Stop by and try a sample.
  • 9 a.m.-5 p.m. BRIGGS Hall Fun with the Entomology Club Insect face art with non-toxic water-based paints. Interactive insect displays.
  • 9 a.m.-5 p.m. BRIGGS Hall Honey Tasting Come by and taste honey from UC Davis' very own Honey Bee Haven.
  • 9 a.m.-5 p.m. STORER Hall Insect-Themed T-shirt Sales Popular insect-themed T-shirts such as 'The Beetles' are on sale via the Entomology Graduate Student Association.
  • 9 a.m.-1 p.m. PLANT AND ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES Let's Talk Isotopes. Find out what an isotope is and how stable isotopes are used to improve agriculture, track animal migrations, and determine diets of our ancestors. Includes hands-on activities and edible isotopes.
  • 9 a.m.-5 p.m. BRIGGS Hall Lil' Swimmers and Fly-tying See live insects from streams and ponds, and learn the art of fly-tying for fly fishing from experts.
  • 9 a.m.-5 p.m. BRIGGS Hall Maggot Art Children (and grown-ups.) will get to create beautiful pieces of art using live maggots dipped in non-toxic paint. PrintSubscribeSubscribeMy EventsMy Events 9 a.m.-4 p.m. PAVILION AT THE ARC Veterinary Medicine Information Table Stop by to find out about attending the #1 ranked School of Veterinary Medicine or about getting your animal treated at our community practice or in one of our more than 30 medical specialties.
  • 9 a.m.-3 p.m. PLANT AND ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES Master Gardeners Meet our master gardeners and get thorticultural advice for your home garden and landscape.
  • 9 a.m.-5 p.m. BRIGGS Hall Mosquito control Learn about how to control mosquitoes and protect yourself.
  • 9 a.m.-5 p.m. MEMORIAL UNION Open House: Center for Chicanx and Latinx Academic Student Success The Center for Chicanx and Latinx Academic Student Success in collaboration with the Chicanx/Latinx Alunmi Association and the Latinx Staff and Faculty Association invite you to join us for a meet and greet.
  • 9 a.m.-2 p.m. PLANT AND ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES Photo Opportunity With Veggies Stop by to snap your photo with your favorite "Veggies"
  • 9 a.m.-12 p.m. PLANT AND ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES Plant Give Away Stop by and pick up some plant seedlings to plant in your home garden.
  • 9 a.m.-12 p.m. PLANT AND ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES Popcorn Popping Come by and enjoy a bag of fresh popped popcorn.
  • 9 a.m.-2 p.m. PLANT AND ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES Seed Art Create your very own seed art ~ Fun for the entire family.
  • 9 a.m.-2 p.m. PLANT AND ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES The Living Earth Come and explore the living world beneath your feet with soil texturing, soil painting, and soil management advice.
  • 9 a.m.-2 p.m. PLANT AND ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES The Weed Doctor Meet Weed Scientists and learn how to help our garden grow strong.
  • 9 a.m.-1 p.m. PLANT AND ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES Tomato Genetics Resource Center Learn about the exotic and useful wild relatives of tomato native to South America. Then take our fun, yet challenging, quiz to test your knowledge about everyone's favorite fruit...or is it a vegetable?
  • 9 a.m.-3 p.m. PLANT AND ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES Tomato Timeline A six-panel historical review of tomato development at UC Davis.
  • 9 a.m.-4 p.m. MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES Building UC Davis CalTeach Mathematics and Science Teaching Program Build your own kaleidoscope, create cubic bubbles, solve a math problem to open our treasure chest, and participate in other fun STEM activities with CalTeach/MAST
  • 9 a.m.-5 p.m. BRIGGS Hall UC Davis Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Talk with expert entomologists about safely controlling pest insects.
  • 9 a.m.-5 p.m. TOOMEY FIELD AND WOODY WILSON TRACK UC Davis Track & Field UC Davis Track & Field hosts the Woody Wilson College Open at Toomey Field, all day.
  • 9 a.m.-12 p.m. PLANT AND ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) In Plant Sciences Come see how plant scientists are using the latest generation of drones and aerial sensors.
  • 9 a.m.-2 p.m. WICKSON Hall USDA, ARS, Davis Location USDA, ARS Exhibits: Learn how the Agricultural Research Service benefits you and the community.
  • 9-10amHICKEY GYM Water Polo Alumni Games Women's and men's alumni and current sport club water polo team
  • 9 a.m.-3 p.m. CONFERENCE Center & WELCOME Center Welcome Future Aggies. Come learn about academics, student life, housing, and admission requirements from current UC Davis students. Tours will be held every 30 minutes.
  • 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. VEIHMEYER Hall Groundwater 'Ant-Farm' Model Learn about the hydrologic cycle and see examples of how groundwater flows under your feet.
  • PrintSubscribeSubscribeMy EventsMy Events 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. BAINER Hall Robotics and Makespace Come to build, make, play, program, and control your own robotics systems using Linkbot developed by UC Davis C-STEM Center and Barobo, Inc. Create robots of your imagination.
  • 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. VEIHMEYER Hall Stream Table Learn how rivers work by playing in our very special sandbox.
  • 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. HART Hall Tahoe Environmental Research Center The exhibit will include an ongoing video as well as a poster board presentation of the historical and current Lake Tahoe related research. We will also hold 3 20-minute lectures
  • 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. FIRE & POLICE Building UC Davis Fire Department Open House The UC Davis Fire Department will be having its annual Picnic Day Open House to celebrate over 100 years of service to the community. Come meet our personnel, explore our station, and view our apparatus.
  • 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m. SCIENCES LABORATORY Building Your Brain Does What? NPB Club invites visitors to explore how our brains process constant stimuli via visual illusions and interactive demonstrations.
  • 10 a.m.-3 p.m. MEAT LABORATORY, COLE FACILITY Building C Adventure Awaits those with Careers in Animal Welfare. Interested in informing standards for the treatment and housing of food animals, ensuring zoo animals receive appropriate care, or aiding animals affected by natural disaster? Discover the diverse careers held by animal welfare scientists and learn about opportunities working with everything from bees to buffalo, cows to cats, and more.
  • 10 a.m.-3 p.m. ACADEMIC SURGE Building AFS Fishes of California The Sacramento-Davis AFS subunit will be displaying native and non-native fish of the California region.
  • 10 a.m.-2 p.m. HUTCHISON FIELD American Brittany Rescue Meet rescue dogs, talk to volunteers, and learn about the rescue of these wonderful bird dogs.
  • 10 a.m.-3 p.m. MEAT LABORATORY, COLE FACILITY Building C Animal Biotechnology Booth Learn about animal biotechnology and its applications to animal welfare by visiting our gene edited polled cattle. Learn about how horns grow, how and why they are removed, how the animals are impacted, and possible genetic solutions.
  • 10 a.m.-3 p.m. MEAT LABORATORY, COLE FACILITY Building C Animal Science Beef Barn Several beef breeds on display. Cow calf pair, range bull, and yearling steer
  • 10 a.m.-3 p.m. MEAT LABORATORY, COLE FACILITY Building C Animal Science Meat Lab Informational Table Visit the UC Davis Meat Lab table to learn how meat is processed, where your favorite cuts come from, and how to prepare them.
  • 10 a.m.-3 p.m. MEAT LABORATORY, COLE FACILITY Building C Aquaculture Extension Come learn about the science and practice of aquaponic food production. See how the Dept. of Animal Sciences is using aquaculture byproducts to grow delicious and nutritious vegetables.
  • 10 a.m.-4 p.m. HUTCHISON FIELD Bats Help Us All View live California native bat species and learn about their importance to our everyday life and to farmers. You may even see one eat an insect. Bats eat crop pests and bothersome insects. Learn about issues they face and how we can help them.
  • 10 a.m.-4 p.m. HUTCHISON FIELD Bay Area Disc Dogs Watch and be amazed as the 'Bay Area Disc Dogs' team demonstrates an innovative way to have some freestyling fun with your pups.
  • 10 a.m.-4 p.m. HUTCHISON FIELD Bay Racers Flyball Demonstration Flyball matches two teams of four dogs each, racing side-by-side. Each dog must run down the jumps, trigger a flyball box to release the ball, retrieve the ball, and return over the jumps. The first team to have all 4 dogs finish the course with no errors wins the heat.
  • 10 a.m.-2 p.m. MEMORIAL UNION Aggie Air A promotion of the Aggie Air website and tool, along with information about the Smoke and Tobacco Free Policy.
  • 10 a.m.-1 p.m. HOWARD FIELD Athetics' Alumni Event Athletics Department event open to all ICA alumni and their families
  • 10 a.m.-3 p.m. WALTER A. BUEHLER ALUMNI Center Authentic Aggie Traditions Experience Explore campus by completing 10 Authentic Aggie Traditions. This scavenger style activity is a race to the finish - receive a UC Davis Aggie Pride book (while supplies last).
  • 10 a.m.-3 p.m. WALTER A. BUEHLER ALUMNI Center Authentic Aggie Zone Celebrate with CAAA and enjoy giveaways and lawn games, and commemorate the day with an Aggie Pride themed photo at the Mirror Me Joy Photobooth. Vanderhoef Quad is the perfect place for a food truck lunch and is in prime location to partake in the fun festivities of The Gateway District.
  • 10 a.m.-4 p.m. ROESSLER Hall Avengers: Infinity Wire Are you excited for Avengers: Endgame? Did you want a refresher on the first film? Come join the Physics Club as Tony Quark and his young pupil Peter Plancker stop Thorium Americium Osmium (ThAmOs) from collecting the fundamental particles and altering reality. Come see our show, Avengers: Infinity Wire.
  • PrintSubscribeSubscribeMy EventsMy Events 10 a.m.-12 p.m. HUTCHISON FIELD Canine Medicine Club Frisbee Dog Contest The Frisbee Dog Contest is a timed event in which each team (dog and handler) competes in 60-second rounds, attempting to score as many points as possible by completing catches on a marked field. There are 2 rounds; the first round will include all competitors, and the top 10 dogs advance to the final round.
  • 10 a.m.-4 p.m. VALLEY Hall Canine Medicine Club Information Booth The CMC club members will be running a Canine Medicine information booth to answer the public's questions regarding general health and wellness of dogs.
  • 10 a.m.-4 p.m. HUTCHISON FIELD CANTER California Stop by today and meet CANTER California. We provide retiring Thoroughbred racehorses with the chance to transition to new careers. Learn about horses currently available for adoption, as well as volunteer and internship opportunities.
  • 10 a.m.-3 p.m. MEAT LABORATORY, COLE FACILITY Building C Cow Milking The public will have the opportunity to hand milk a dairy cow with the assistance of students from the ANS 146 Dairy Cattle Production course.
  • 10 a.m.-4 p.m. HUTCHISON FIELD CANCELED - Lots of Fun with Rotts of Friends
  • 10 a.m.-4 p.m. CRUESS Hall Bright Horizons Solutions - Family Development Center Bright Horizons offers individualized learning with Magna-tiles, Imagination Small Blocks and bubbles to spark imagination and creativity in STEM-inspired learning.
  • 10 a.m.-4 p.m. CRUESS Hall CDF Craft Station Puppet Bag Paper Roll Buddies Musical Shakers Hanging String Planters T-Shirt Capes
  • 10 a.m.-4 p.m. CRUESS Hall CDF Painting Station Become a Bubble Painter. Salad Spin Art Marbling Paint a Canvas.
  • 10 a.m.-4 p.m. CRUESS Hall CDF Sensory Bin Station Ooey Gooey Oobleck Can You Find the ABC's iSpy...Orbeez. A MAZE-ing Race. Noodle Pool Ahead
  • 10 a.m.-2 p.m. CRUESS Hall Craft with Nature Three major activities will be conducted with the help of undergraduate students: crafting your own leaf art, participatory campus waste mapping and sorting, and composting and protecting our environment.
  • 10 a.m.-3 p.m. HART Hall C.N. Gorman Museum of Native American Art Stop by and see the solo exhibition "Comings & Goings: Works on Paper by Rick Bartow"
  • 10-10:50amPETER A. ROCK Hall Chemistry Show The chemistry show features spectacular demonstrations that reveal the amazing chemical reactions involved in everyday life. Weather permitting, hands-on exhibits will also be available in the Chemistry Courtyard. Come experiment with us. Fun for all ages.
  • 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m. PETER A. ROCK Hall Chemistry Show The chemistry show features spectacular demonstrations that reveal the amazing chemical reactions involved in everyday life. Weather permitting, hands-on exhibits will also be available in the Chemistry Courtyard. Come experiment with us. Fun for all ages.
  • 10 a.m.-2 p.m. JOHN A. JUNGERMAN Hall (FORMERLY CROCKER NUCLEAR LAB) CHMS Alumni BBQ The CHMS Departments welcomes graduates to annual Alumni BBQ. This is an opportunity for Alumni to reconnect, network, and socialize with peers
  • 10 a.m.-2 p.m. PETER A. ROCK Hall College of Letters and Science Informational Table Play a game to win a prize or just catch up on all the latest happenings with CL&S.
  • 10 a.m.-3 p.m. MANN LABORATORY Come Tour the Biological Orchard and Gardens. The Biological Orchard and Gardens (BOG) is a teaching garden in the heart of UCD campus. It is bursting with colorful wildflowers, lush fruit trees, and various garden plots full of native and exotic plants. Located near the Botanical Conservatory, stroll down our paved pathway, or enjoy the view from our tables under the shade.
  • 10 a.m.-12 p.m. RMI BREWERY, WINERY, AND FOOD PILOT FACILITY Cooperage Demo A Master Cooper will run through the process of how a wine barrel is made.
  • PrintSubscribeSubscribeMy EventsMy Events 10 a.m.-3 p.m. MEAT LABORATORY, COLE FACILITY Building C Dairy Facility Facts and trivia about the dairy industry and UCD dairy
  • 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m. HUTCHISON FIELD Dogs Making a Difference We will have an informational booth about Canine Companions for Independence with dogs and their puppy raisers, along with graduates.
  • 10 a.m.-4 p.m. GIEDT Hall Feline Rescue Showcase Come enjoy adorable kittens from local feline rescue groups, kitty cat crafts, and a veterinary student guided introduction to feline medicine. Join us for a cat-tastic day.
  • 10 a.m.-3 p.m. MEAT LABORATORY, COLE FACILITY Building C Guess the Weight of the Pig Guess the weight of the pig to win a free ham. Learn about pork production
  • 10 a.m.-3 p.m. MEAT LABORATORY, COLE FACILITY Building C Learn about endangered species with the Genomic Variation Laboratory. Come learn about the GVL's cutting-edge genetic research on California's endangered species and take home a unique, endangered species themed craft.
  • 10 a.m.-3 p.m. MEAT LABORATORY, COLE FACILITY Building C Meat Me in Davis Are you curious about the meat on your plate? Join the Meat Quality & Safety Research Lab this Saturday to discover where the meat you eat comes from and how you can prepare it safely, with mini-games and prizes.
  • 10 a.m.-3 p.m. HUTCHISON FIELD Meet the Birds and Volunteers of Mickaboo Companion Bird Rescue Thinking about a pet parrot? Have questions about your pet birds? Come see us.
  • 10 a.m.-2 p.m. HUTCHISON FIELD NorCal Sheltie Rescue, inc. NorCal Sheltie Rescue volunteers and their Shelties will greet Picnic Day participants with an opportunity to Pet-A-Sheltie and learn more about this beautiful and intelligent breed.
  • 10 a.m.-4 p.m. CRUESS Hall Gyotaku - Japanese Fish Printing YOLO County CASA is bringing beautiful fish printing crafts to the table for children to experience.
  • 10 a.m.-2 p.m. KEMPER Hall Engineering Alumni Lounge Relax and recharge with fellow engineering alumni, family members, and friends. Fill up your water bottle, charge your phone, and more to beat busy on Picnic Day.
  • 10 a.m.-2 p.m. BAINER Hall Engineering Student Design Center Open House The Engineering Student Design Center (ESDC) is where an engineering student gets to saw, cut, drill, turn, mill, weld, and 3D-print their ideas. We are located in 1220 Bainer Hall on the north side of Bainer Hall. Stop by and check us out.
  • 10 a.m.-3 p.m. ACADEMIC SURGE Building Explore Nature with Ecologists Ecologists study interactions in nature. Here we share our adventures with California critters, fire impacts, relationships between people and the environment, and more. Features examples from the Museum of Fish and Wildlife Biology and kid-friendly microscopes to get a closer look.
  • 10 a.m.-2 p.m. ACADEMIC SURGE Building Flight Simulator and Aerospace Displays Visit the HRVIP Lab to fly an aircraft simulator and view aerospace displays.
  • 10 a.m.-4 p.m. KEMPER Hall Game Dev Club's Mini Arcade. Play video games made by the Game Dev club. Talk with creators about art, design, and coding.
  • 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m. RMI SENSORY Honey Tasting with the Honey & Pollination Center Featuring our giant UC Davis honey wheel. Come learn how pollinators are important to life on this planet. Join us for honey tastings and sales.
  • 10 a.m.-2 p.m. KEMPER Hall IEEE Student Projects Student-led electronics project by members of IEEE.
  • 10 a.m.-4 p.m. FREEBORN Hall KDVS 90.3 FM Open House Come visit the station of 90.3 KDVS and take a tour of UC Davis' radio station and see one of the largest public music collections in the country. Tours will be held every 15 minutes.
  • 10 a.m.-3 p.m. KEMPER Hall Laser Maze Navigate your way through a maze made entirely of laser beams. Sure to be a popular attraction, get there early to avoid long lines.
  • 10 a.m.-2 p.m. JOHN A. JUNGERMAN Hall (FORMERLY CROCKER NUCLEAR LAB) Liquid Nitrogen Sorbet What boils at -320F and is cold enough to burn? Liquid nitrogen, of course. If you would like to see this incredible chemical phenomenon and better yet, eat it, come on down to try our Liquid Nitrogen Sorbet.
  • 10 a.m.-5 p.m. BAINER Hall NATCAR Autonomous Car Exhibit
  • 10 a.m.-4 p.m. HUTCHISON FIELD Northern California Weimaraner Rescue Public Relations booth Northern California Weimaraner Rescue is a 501c3 non-profit breed-specific rescue organization of all-volunteer passionate Weimaraner lovers who have been helping these amazing dogs get a second chance for over a decade. We invite to you meet a Weimaraner at our booth, or explore volunteer, adoption, and donations opportunities at www.norcalweimrescue.org
  • 10 a.m.-4 p.m. HUTCHISON FIELD Palomacy Pigeon & Dove Adoptions & Rescue Come meet the amazing unreleasable pigeons and doves that Palomacy rescues and re-homes. Pigeons are super smart, emotional, and personable, and there are a great many in need of homes, having been bred for and lost by business and sport. Learn all about these amazing and misunderstood birds.
  • 10 a.m.-3 p.m. MEAT LABORATORY, COLE FACILITY Building C Petting Zoo An exciting opportunity to pet farm animals: calves, lambs, and goat kids. Bring the whole family.
  • 10 a.m.-3 p.m. MEAT LABORATORY, COLE FACILITY Building C Rodents in Research Come play with laboratory rats. Learn about their care and the role they play in keeping you healthy.
  • 10 a.m.-2 p.m. HUTCHISON FIELD Sacramento SPCA Come meet some of the animals available for adoption at Sacramento SPCA. If you already have a pet in your life, learn about the services we offer for pet owners in our community. We'll also have information about volunteer opportunities and our popular youth programs.
  • 10 a.m.-3 p.m. MEAT LABORATORY, COLE FACILITY Building C Sturgeon Exhibit Display of two species of sturgeon of commercial and ecological importance to California. UC Davis is the prominent institute researching these native California sturgeon.
  • 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m. MEYER Hall The Artificial Cow Gut The Rumen Simulation Technique (Rusitec) is an example of an artificial gut system that is modeled after the bovine rumen. The rumen is the compartment in the bovine stomach responsible for microbial fermentation. This system allows us to study the effects different feeds and feed additives have on the microbial system and greenhouse gas emission.
  • 10 a.m.-3 p.m. MEAT LABORATORY, COLE FACILITY Building C The Mystery of the Linked Gene So you want to be a gene detective? Here's your first case: The mystery is that something is making cows sick. The suspects are genes in the cows' DNA. Can you help us solve the mystery of which genes are involved in making the cow sick?
  • 10 a.m.-4 p.m. HUTCHISON FIELD UC Davis Center for Equine Health Come meet some of our teaching herd horses and learn more about the Center for Equine Health. We are dedicated to advancing the health, welfare, performance and veterinary care of horses through research, education, and public service.
  • 10 a.m.-3 p.m. EVERSON Hall Picnic Day Tie Dye Tie-dye is a modern term invented in the United States during the 1960s for a set of ancient resist- dyeing techniques. This activity lets you tie-dye a shirt by folding, twisting, pleating, or crumpling it and then binding with rubber bands and applying dyes. Tie-dye can also be used to create a wide variety of designs including spirals, peace signs, diamonds, and many others.
  • 10 a.m.-3 p.m. HUTCHISON Hall Plant Pathology Picnic Day Display and Strawberry Plant Giveaway Come explore the field of plant pathology and plant a strawberry to take home and put in your garden. Have a question about plant diseases in your garden? Come ask us.
  • 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m. UC DAVIS POLICE DEPARTMENT Police Exhibit Games for prizes, popcorn, photo boothe to capture your day. Safety information
  • 10 a.m.-3 p.m. PLANT AND ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES Remote Sensing Photo Booth and Drone Display Come get your picture taken in near infrared and thermal infrared color bands. Drones will be on display as well.
  • 10 a.m.-3 p.m. HART Hall Science Says: Carnival. Join us as we explore the science behind The Greatest Show on Earth--life. Try your hand at trivia, step into our scientist photobooth, pipette your way to a picture, or let us transform you into a tiger. All ages welcome.
  • 10 a.m.-2 p.m. GHAUSI Hall Shaking and Moving the Earth with Civil Engineers Build K'nex structures and test them under earthquake conditions; create an earthquake; sculpt mountains and break dams without augmented reality sandbox.
  • 10 a.m.-2 p.m. BAINER Hall Silly Putty Kids Craft Join the AIChE community in a craft for the whole family. We will be creating silly putty out of borax and Elmer's glue. Don't miss out.
  • 10 a.m.-2 p.m. BAINER Hall Smart, Safe and Environment-Friendly Farming Discover the latest technology and engineering solutions for a safe, productive, efficient, and environment-friendly agriculture.
  • 10 a.m.-2 p.m. RMI SENSORY The Cool Science of Ice Cream Interested in learning about the science of ice cream and want some ice cream? Visit The Cool Science of Ice Cream booth to learn about dairy and non-dairy ice cream processing while enjoying a free scoop of ice cream. The ice cream was pre-made by student volunteers at the Pilot Plant, part of the Food Science and Technology Department.
  • 10 a.m.-3 p.m. GIEDT Hall Theta Tau Rube Goldberg Are you interested in intricate ways to get things done? Come see a Rube Goldberg machine in action and maybe even make one for yourself.
  • 10 a.m.-2 p.m. RMI SENSORY UC Davis Olive Center Olive Oil Tasting Enjoy the one-of-a-kind campus grown products "UC Davis Extra Virgin Olive Oil" with freshly baked bread. The UC Davis Olive Center is a self-supporting university/industry coalition that seeks to do for olives what UC Davis did for wine. 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m. MEMORIAL UNION UCD, Bodega Marine Laboratory Interested in marine life? Then come check out our Touch Tank with marine invertebrates and algaes and use microscopes to take a closer look. You can also learn about the new UCD Marine and Coastal Science Major, UCD marine science courses, and research at the Bodega Marine Laboratory. Kid friendly and an all day event.
  • 10 a.m.-3 p.m. MEAT LABORATORY, COLE FACILITY Building C Wonders of Wool A display of shorn and unshorn sheep, video of the shearing process, and wool samples to be handled and analyzed by visitors.
  • 10 a.m.-4 p.m. HUTCHISON FIELD Yolo Basin Foundation Yolo Basin Foundation's mission is to expand public appreciation and stewardship of wetlands and wildlife in the Yolo Basin through education and innovative partnerships. Learn about upcoming wetlands and wildlife events and how to get involved.
  • 10 a.m.-3 p.m. MEAT LABORATORY, COLE FACILITY Building C Young Cattlemen's Association Come join us for information about the cattle industry and handouts packed with great recipes. We also will have coloring for the kids, chalk cattle branding, and dummy roping. Great for adults and children
  • 10-11amPLANT AND ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES UC Davis Plant Breeding Center-Strawberry Visit the Plant Breeding Center table for a free UC Davis strawberry plant. Learn about plant breeding techniques, how we select for new varieties, and the life cycle of a strawberry plant.
  • 10 a.m.-3 p.m. WALTER A. BUEHLER ALUMNI Center VIP Member Lounge Come visit the Cal Aggie Alumni Association VIP Member Lounge at the Walter A. Buehler Alumni Center for free food and refreshments, relaxation, and to reconnect with other Aggies. This year the lounge will include live-streamed video of the Doxie Derby. Member-only event.
  • 10 a.m.-3 p.m. ACADEMIC SURGE Building Wild About Wildlife. Explore wildlife with WFCB: live wild fish, face painting, wildlife kids crafts, and researchers exhibits on wildlife conservation work at UCD.
  • 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. HUTCHISON FIELD Lindsay Wildlife Experience: Hospital and Museum Come visit with Lindsay Wildlife Experience, the first wildlife hospital in the country and a wonderful natural history museum. We rescue sick, injured, and orphaned wild animals with the goal of successfully returning them to nature. When animals are unable to be returned, we provide them care for life. Our animal care and education programs truly connect people with wildlife.
  • 10:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. MEYER Hall Environmental Toxicology and Public Health The ETOX Exhibit includes information and activities related to a variety of current toxicology issues and public health. Includes student ETOX Club spin wheel game (win a prize.), student poster exhibit, children's crafts, lady bugs, and learning activities.
  • 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. ANN E. PITZER Center Musics of the World Expedition Play or see instruments and music from around the world, and hear experts in their fields talk about them. Facility tours available.
  • 10:30-11amHOAGLAND Hall Weather Balloon Launch Come watch a radiosonde launch, stay for the REAL DATA.
  • 11 a.m.-1 p.m. MEAT LABORATORY, COLE FACILITY Building C Animal Science Honors Research Honors students in the Department will post and share research posters describing their research efforts and experiences as budding Animal Scientists undertaking ANS194H during the 2018-2019 academic year.
  • 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m. MEYER Hall Chick Handling Exhibit Visitors will enter the room a few at a time, to each hold or pet a baby chick while closely supervised by staff from the Avian Facility. All visitors are required to clean their hands before exiting this exhibit.
  • 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m. MEYER Hall Chicken Hatching Visitors will walk around to view chicks actively hatching from eggs in tabletop incubators, where other posters and displays will be shown. Volunteers from the lab will be present to answer questions and keep an eye on the incubators.
  • 11 a.m.-3 p.m. SCIENCES LABORATORY Building California Wildflower Show California wildflowers will be on display. The plants will be mostly local, and labeled with their current names. A microscope station will be available for viewing select flowers.
  • 11 a.m.-3 p.m. BRIGGS Hall Cockroach Racing We will be racing roaches on tiny tracks, all day long.
  • 11 a.m.-4 p.m. EARTH AND PHYSICAL SCIENCES Earth and Planetary Sciences at UC Davis Earth and Planetary Sciences are out of this world. Come for the dinosaur hat; stay for the science. Exhibits and demonstrations for all ages.
  • 11 a.m.-2 p.m. RMI SENSORY Grapevine Giveaway Come visit us to receive a free grapevine. We will have many varieties of both wine and table grapes.
  • 11 a.m.-2 p.m. PETER J. SHIELDS LIBRARY Library Open House & Children's Storytime Adventure awaits at Shields Library. Join Storytime in Shields Courtyard (ages 2-5) at 11:15, 12:15 & 1:15 with English Professor Frances Dolan. Visit exhibits on Harry Potter, Whole Earth Festival, and the 150th anniversary of the Transcontinental Railroad. Try our scavenger hunt, then slow down with our train-themed coloring sheet. Pick up a free cookie or book jacket while they last.
  • 11 a.m.-5 p.m. MANETTI SHREM MUSEUM Manetti Shrem Museum Stop by the Manetti Shrem Museum on Picnic Day for art viewing, art enjoying, and art making. Join us under the Bill and Nancy Roe Grand Canopy for creative activities in the shade and visit our exhibitions. The museum is free for all.
  • 11 a.m.-2 p.m. MEAT LABORATORY, COLE FACILITY Building C Painted Horse Muscles will be painted on a Morgan horse as a live illustration of equine anatomy
  • 11 a.m.-12 p.m. RUSSELL FIELD Police K-9 Demo UC Davis Police K-9 Charlie and regional area K-9 Teams will demonstrate obedience, agility, and search/apprehension. Last year, a CHP helicopter came by to visit. Stop by the show.
  • 11 a.m.-4 p.m. CRUESS Hall Taiwanese Folk Toys by Davis Chinese School Children can play and make their own traditional Taiwanese folk toys such as Chopstick rubber band shooters, Marble tables, and Chinese Yo-Yo's.
  • 11-11:30amSCIENCES LECTURE Hall MASC's Annual Picnic Day Magic Show. Join the Material Advantage Student Chapter as they bring you on a Incredibles-themed journey through the wonderful world of materials science. Three shows consisting of various audience-friendly demonstrations will take place at 11am, 12 p.m. , and 1 p.m. .
  • 11 a.m.-2 p.m. SCIENCES LAB Building Pie the Premed Answer a science question correctly, and you get to pie the pre-med.
  • 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. ACTIVITIES AND RECREATION Center (ARC) Seams Unreal 2019 Picnic Day Fashion Show What better way to kick off Picnic Day than to attend the once-a-year Picnic Day Fashion Show? All collections and single garments are made by UC Davis students.
  • 11 a.m.-1 p.m. WICKSON Hall Tea and Conversation Find a restful moment in the Picnic Day excitement. Come by the Confucius Institute's booth for tea and conversation and take away a few insights about tradition, flavors, and tranquility from Chinese culture.
  • 11 a.m.-3 p.m. HOAGLAND Hall The Amazing Atmosphere Exhibit Visit the Atmospheric Science Department, get your face painted, and have some fun while learning about the weather at the same time.
  • 11 a.m.-1 p.m. SCIENCES LABORATORY Building The Wonderful World of Microbes Ever wonder about the tiny critters that make up the world around you? What about the ones inside of you? Curious to see favorite fictional characters made of bioluminescent bacteria? Explore all that and more at The Wonderful World of Microbes hosted by the Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics.
  • 11 a.m.-3 p.m. PETER J. SHIELDS OAK GROVE UC Davis Big Ideas Exhibit UC Davis Big Ideas are forward-thinking, interdisciplinary programs and projects that will build upon the strengths of the university to positively impact the world for generations to come. Learn about how UC Davis is working to solve the world's most pressing problems, play games and earn prizes.
  • 11 a.m.-2 p.m. ACADEMIC SURGE Building Will Travel for Bugs: The Bohart Museum of Entomology's Collections From Around the World It is never a lonely planet when you look for arthropods while traveling. Visit the Bohart Museum of Entomology with its world-wide, world-class collection. We will be highlighting a dozen different countries and some of their insect fauna. Come see which flags fly over some of Earth's most interesting animals.
  • 11 a.m.-1 p.m. MARYA WELCH TENNIS Center Women's Tennis vs. UC Riverside Come watch women's tennis take on UC Riverside.
  • 11:30 a.m.-12:20 p.m. PETER A. ROCK Hall Chemistry Show The chemistry show features spectacular demonstrations that reveal the amazing chemical reactions involved in everyday life. Weather permitting, hands-on exhibits will also be available in the Chemistry Courtyard. Come experiment with us. Fun for all ages.
  • 11:30 a.m.-12:10 p.m. KEMPER Hall Tour of Terrors Brave your way through hair-raising scenes of health horrors. Watch BME save the day. Ticket distribution: 10:30 a.m.  at 1127 Kemper.
  • 11:35-11:50amQUAD AfroVibes Afro Beats Dance
  • 12-3 p.m. MEAT LABORATORY, COLE FACILITY Building C Animal Science Goat Milking Join the Animal Science Goat Facility and learn how to hand milk a goat.
  • 12-2 p.m. PAVILION AT THE ARC Doxie Derby Presented by the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine, Doxie Derby is iconic to UCD Picnic Day. The little doxies will run their hearts out Center stage at the Pavilion looking to win first prize and the hearts of thousands in attendance.
  • 12-12:15 p.m. CALIFORNIA Hall Manasa Tribal Belly Dance
  • 12-2 p.m. BAINER Hall College of Engineering Alumni and Prospective Student Drop-In Visit the College of Engineering outside of the Engineering Student Design Center. Meet the Dean, grab some swag, and learn more about how Aggie Engineers are changing the world.
  • 12-3 p.m. ENVIRONMENTAL HORTICULTURE Horticulture Innovation Lab Demonstration Center Come visit this active demonstration site for students, faculty, and staff used for testing new horticultural tools and demonstrating best practices for growing fruits and vegetables — particularly those helpful to small-scale farmers in developing countries.
  • 12-12:45 p.m. SCIENCES LABORATORY Building The Deadlies Surf Rock Band
  • 12-12:30 p.m. QUAD The Spokes A Capella/Pop/Soul
  • 12-12:30 p.m. SCIENCES LECTURE Hall MASC's Annual Picnic Day Magic Show. Join the Material Advantage Student Chapter as they bring you on a Incredibles-themed journey through the wonderful world of materials science. Three shows consisting of various audience-friendly demonstrations will take place at 11am, 12 p.m. and 1 p.m.
  • 12-3 p.m. RMI BREWERY, WINERY, AND FOOD PILOT FACILITY Oaks in the Arboretum Come and learn about the different types of Oaks in the Arboretum and participate in some fun interactive games.
  • 12-12:30 p.m. HOAGLAND Hall The Amazing Atmosphere Show Clouds, tornadoes, and wind, OH MY. Enjoy a premier demonstration of atmospheric phenomena from graduate students in the Atmospheric Sciences.
  • 12-2 p.m. RMI BREWERY, WINERY, AND FOOD PILOT FACILITY Winery Tours Tours of the Robert Mondavi Institute Winery, given by Viticulture & Enology students and faculty.
  • 12-1:30 p.m. SCHAAL AQUATIC Center Women's Water Polo vs. CSUN Watch women's water polo take on CSUN at Schaal Aquatics Center.
  • 12:10-12:50 p.m. KEMPER Hall Tour of Terrors Brave your way through hair-raising scenes of health horrors. Watch BME save the day. Ticket distribution: 10:30 a.m.  at 1127 Kemper.
  • 12:30-12:55 p.m. CRUESS Hall SoNoRae Do you like K-pop? Do you like to sing along to music? If so, stop by and watch SoNoRae's performance. We will be singing K-pop songs for you and your family to enjoy.
  • 12:30-1:20 p.m. CALIFORNIA Hall Crimson Apple Alternative Pop Band
  • 12:30-2:30 p.m. HOWARD FIELD Beach Volleyball vs. Pacific Come watch the first ever UC Davis Beach Volleyball season.
  • 12:30-1 p.m. HOAGLAND Hall Weather Balloon Launch Come watch a radiosonde launch, stay for the REAL DATA.
  • 12:40-1:10 p.m. QUAD BpTheOfficial R&B/Hip-Hop
  • 12:55-1:10 p.m. SCIENCES LABORATORY Building Tina Zheng Acoustic Solo
  • 1-2 p.m. MEAT LABORATORY, COLE FACILITY Building C The Science of Horse Breeding Join us for an inside look into the science behind equine reproduction. Event includes demonstration of techniques for stallion collection and artificial insemination.
  • 1-1:15 p.m. CRUESS Hall Davis Wushu We're a student-led martial arts club. We perform a variety of demonstrations on and off- campus to contribute to the rich cultural diversity offered by the Davis community.
  • 1-1:50 p.m. PETER A. ROCK Hall Chemistry Show The chemistry show features spectacular demonstrations that reveal the amazing chemical reactions involved in everyday life. Weather permitting, hands-on exhibits will also be available in the Chemistry Courtyard. Come experiment with us. Fun for all ages.
  • 1-1:30 p.m. SCIENCES LECTURE Hall MASC's Annual Picnic Day Magic Show. Join the Material Advantage Student Chapter as they bring you on a Incredibles-themed journey through the wonderful world of materials science. Three shows consisting of various audience-friendly demonstrations will take place at 11 a.m., 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. .
  • 1-3 p.m. LA RUE FIELD Softball vs. Cal Poly Come watch Aggie Softball take on Cal Poly at 1 PM.
  • 1-1:45 p.m. HOAGLAND Hall The Climate Forum What is global climate change? Come and learn about Earth's climatic trends, what has changed over the past century, and what the future may hold.
  • 1-3 p.m. AGGIE STADIUM Women's Lacrosse vs. San Diego State Come watch the women's lacrosse team take on San Diego State at 1 PM.
  • 1:15-2 p.m. SCIENCES LABORATORY Building DJ HVFF Pop/Hip-Hop DJ
  • 1:20-1:50 p.m. CRUESS Hall Myah Bullis A country/pop singer who sings unique and personal renditions of popular songs
  • 1:20-2 p.m. KEMPER Hall Tour of Terrors Brave your way through hair-raising scenes of health horrors. Watch BME save the day. Ticket distribution: 10:30 a.m.  at 1127 Kemper.
  • 1:25-1:55 p.m. QUAD Lorena Andrea Pop
  • 1:30-2:15 p.m. VANDERHOEF QUAD Flight Mongoose Rock n' Roll Band
  • 1:30-3 p.m. ACTIVITIES AND RECREATION Center (ARC) Seams Unreal 2019 Picnic Day Fashion Show What better way to kick off Picnic Day than to attend the once-a-year Picnic Day Fashion Show? All collections and single garments are made by UC Davis students.
  • 1:35-2:05 p.m. CALIFORNIA Hall J St Jazz Cats Acoustic Jazz
  • 2-3 p.m. MEAT LABORATORY, COLE FACILITY Building C Draft Horse and Driving Club Stop by to see our gentle giants in action. Learn more about draft horses and how to drive them with a demonstration by the Draft Horse and Driving Club.
  • 2-2:30 p.m. CRUESS Hall Poprocks Dance Team A Davis-based youth dance company that loves to support our community and perform at local events and school fundraisers.
  • 2-10pmMRAK Hall Band-uh's Battle of the Bands 8 hours. Bands from all around. Who will win? Join us for music, dancing, and much more with bands from far and wide and your favorite Cal Aggie Marching Band-uh.
  • 2-4 p.m. DOBBINS BASEBALL COMPLEX Baseball vs. Cal Poly Come watch the Aggies take on Cal Poly at Dobbins Baseball Complex.
  • 2-4 p.m. ROESSLER Hall Physics Public Lectures UC Davis faculty share their insights into the Universe we live in, from the cosmos to the microscopic quantum world.
  • 2-2:30 p.m. HOAGLAND Hall The Amazing Atmosphere Show Clouds, tornadoes, and wind, OH MY. Enjoy a premier demonstration of atmospheric phenomena from graduate students in the Atmospheric Sciences.
  • 2-2:40 p.m. KEMPER Hall Tour of Terrors Brave your way through hair-raising scenes of health horrors. Watch BME save the day. Ticket distribution: 10:30 a.m.  at 1127 Kemper.
  • 2:10-2:40 p.m. SCIENCES LABORATORY Building Eighteen Hundreds Indie Surf Band
  • 2:10-2:40 p.m. CALIFORNIA Hall Sax by Popular Demand Acoustic Jazz
  • 2:15-2:30 p.m. QUAD Sac Modern Urban Dance/Hip-Hop
  • 2:30-3 p.m. VANDERHOEF QUAD Emmet Francis Folk Rock Solo
  • 2:30-3:20 p.m. PETER A. ROCK Hall Chemistry Show The chemistry show features spectacular demonstrations that reveal the amazing chemical reactions involved in everyday life. Weather permitting, hands-on exhibits will also be available in the Chemistry Courtyard. Come experiment with us. Fun for all ages.
  • 2:30-3 p.m. HOAGLAND Hall Weather Balloon Launch Come watch a radiosonde launch, stay for the REAL DATA.
  • 2:40-3:10 p.m. QUAD Kindred Spirits Folkrock/Blues Band
  • 2:45-3:30 p.m. CRUESS Hall SynRG A local dance workshop that teaches all types of dance variations like salsa, flamenco, hip-hop, and many more.
  • 2:50-3:20 p.m. CALIFORNIA Hall Evertone Indie Rock Band
  • 2:50-3:05 p.m. SCIENCES LABORATORY Building The Cleftomaniacs A Capella/Pop
  • 3-4 p.m. MEAT LABORATORY, COLE FACILITY Building C UC Davis Horse Polo Team Demonstration Current and past UCD polo team members will play a demonstration match at the Cole Facility Arena. Coach Mike O'Farrell will give an in-depth description of the game and the history of polo, both in general and at UCD. Come learn the history and rules of polo and watch UCD past and present polo team members play a demonstration match at the Cole Facility Arena.
  • 3:15-4 p.m. SCIENCES LABORATORY Building Kennedy Wrose Hip-Hop Band
  • 3:20-4 p.m. QUAD katgrvs Acoustic Fingerstyle Guitar
  • 3:30-4 p.m. CALIFORNIA Hall The Chandelier Ravens Alternative Rock Band
  • 3:45-4 p.m. CRUESS Hall Guitar Club A UC Davis club will introduce children to the acoustic wonders of the guitar.
  • 4-4:30 p.m. HOAGLAND Hall The Amazing Atmosphere Show Clouds, tornadoes, and wind, OH MY. Enjoy a premier demonstration of atmospheric phenomena from graduate students in the Atmospheric Sciences.
  • 4:10-4:55 p.m. QUAD Indigo Elephant Indie Pop Band
  • 7-10:30 p.m. PAVILION AT THE ARC Davis Dance Revolution Davis Dance Revolution (DDR) is an annual dance competition that features traditional and modern student dance groups at UC Davis. Each year these talented groups go head to head to see who will be crowned the most skilled dance organization on campus. Doors open at 6 p.m.

 

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