Communication & Outreach
UC Davis graduate and undergraduate students engage with community members, youth, media representatives, and decision-makers beyond the campus in a multitude of contexts. As early professionals, students generate work that is of benefit to the university and the larger society. Accomplishments are featured.
- Environmental Leaders Program
- Science Education Outreach Program
- Science Communication and Outreach Gallery
This section exhibits graduate and undergraduate student work that communicates science to the public, K-12 students, the media, and decision makers or that reflects student experience in the creation of such work. See also the Bioregion Art and Literature Gallery.
- A Community Discovers Putah Creek, multimedia
- Outreach and Broader Impacts Plans
- Feature Articles, Press Releases, Blogs
- Policy Briefs
- Educational Activities and Displays
- Community Partnership Projects
The Science Education Outreach Program is a group internship designed to engage undergraduate students in K-12 and community outreach efforts, with emphasis on sharing the excitement of learning and doing science. Graduate students serve as mentors leading undergraduate topic-based sections. See our public education programs for examples of where SEOP students are placed.
The Environmental Leaders Program provides opportunities for graduate students to link their academic learning to real world practice. These experiences lead to solution-oriented research and engagement and build environmental leaders. The program includes an ongoing professional seminar of peers (collaborative lab), mentorship, and applied internships or projects. Graduate student leaders can work with: 1) communities, 2) schools and school-based environmental educational entities, and 3) decision-makers and governmental entities to collaboratively address environmental problems.
Projects link UC Davis graduate students with university, community and agency members to address environmental issues and solve local environmental problems. The resulting collaborations develop civic engagement skills. Strategies include technical advising, public education, research translation, policy recommendations, community science, participatory research, and community development. View examples of graduate student partnerships and accomplishments.